The Oakland Raiders wrap up their week-long trip to Florida Sunday afternoon with a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
The Silver and Black are coming off a convincing win last week over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but they'll have their hands full today as they are hosted by the Buccaneers who are coming off back-to-back wins themselves.
Following the team's Fast Friday session, Head Coach Jack Del Rio officially ruled out defensive tackle Stacy McGee with an ankle injury.
In addition to McGee, the other six inactive players for Sunday's matchup against the Bucs are quarterback Connor Cook, cornerback Dexter McDonald, cornerback Antonio Hamilton, tackle Menelik Watson, and tackle Matt McCants.
The Raiders captains today are, defensive end Khalil Mack, quarterback Derek Carr, safety Reggie Nelson, tackle Donald Penn, and center Rodney Hudson.
The Silver and Black won the toss, and deferred to the second half, meaning the Buccaneers will start the Week 8 matchup with the ball.
After injuring his shoulder on the first series of the game, cornerback Sean Smith is now questionable to return.
After exchanging punts with the Raiders to start the game, the Buccaneers have put points on the scoreboard first, as Roberto Aguayo has connected on a 41-yard field goal to give Tampa Bay a 3-0 lead with 3:53 left in the opening frame.
On their second drive of the day, the Raiders offense was moving down the field, but a strip sack of Derek Carr caused by defensive end Noah Spence has given Tampa Bay the ball back in Raiders territory.
At the end of the first quarter, the Buccaneers still lead 3-0, and have the ball on the Raiders 19-yard line.
On the first play of the second quarter, Jameis Winston threw a beautiful pass to wide receiver Russell Shepard for a 19-yard touchdown. Aguayo converted the PAT, and the Buccaneers now lead the Silver and Black 10-0 with 14:54 remaining in the second quarter.
After a 68-yard reception by fullback Jamize Olawale, the Raiders were facing a 1st and goal from the three-yard line.
However, penalties forced the offense back, and the Raiders had to settle for a 31-yard field goal attempt by Sebastian Janikowski.
After the converted field goal, the Raiders now trail 10-3 with 8:15 left before the half.
The Raiders and Bucs traded punts for the final eight minutes of the first half, and as the teams return to the locker room, Tampa Bay still leads the Silver and Black 10-3.
The Raiders will receive the ball to start the second half.
After an impressive nine-play, seventy-five yard drive that ended in a one-yard touchdown reception by left tackle Donald Penn, the Raiders have pulled even with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
With 10:24 left in the third quarter, we're now all tied up at 10-10 at Raymond James Stadium.
And just like that, the Raiders have now gone ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After forcing a Buccaneers punt following the Raiders touchdown reception by Penn, Derek Carr masterfully orchestrated a seven-play, 67-yard drive that ended with a gorgeous 34-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper.
Janikowski converted the PAT, and the Raiders now lead 17-10 with 5:30 remaining in the third quarter.
INJURY UPDATE: Cornerback Sean Smith has been ruled OUT.
The third quarter has come to a close, and the Raiders still lead 17-10, but the Tampa Bay offense is threatening. When play resumes, Winston and the Bucs will have a 1st and goal at the five-yard line.
On the very first play of the final frame, the Buccaneers have pulled closer to the Silver and Black after a five-yard touchdown pass from Winston to tight end Cameron Brate.
However, Aguayo missed the PAT, so the Raiders still lead 17-16 with 14:55 left in regulation.
With 8:33 left in the game, the Silver and Black still lead by a point, as the Tampa Bay offense starts the drive at their own 18-yard line.
With just under four minutes left in the game, the Bucs have seized the lead back from the Raiders on a one-yard touchdown run by Jacquizz Rodgers.
Following the score, Tampa Bay elected to go for two – a decision that paid off – and now with 3:48 left in the fourth quarter, the Buccaneers lead 24-17.
Derek Carr and the Raiders have answered, and after an eight-yard touchdown reception by tight end Mychal Rivera, paired with a converted PAT by Janikowski, the Raiders and Bucs are tied at 24-24 with 1:38 left in regulation.
After forcing a quick three-and-out, the Raiders had a chance to win the game, but Sebastian Janikowski's 50-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left.
This game is headed to overtime.
The Raiders won the coin toss, and will receive the ball to start the overtime period.
After driving into Buccaneers territory, Janikowski attempted a 52-yard field goal, but the kick sailed wide right. Tampa Bay takes over with 10:59 left in overtime.
However, the Raiders defense has been able to force a three-and-out, and the Raiders will get the ball back with 10:01 left in overtime.
The Raiders were forced to punt, so the Buccaneers will get another shot to win the game with 5:01 left in overtime.
Ken Norton Jr.'s unit stood strong once again, forcing another three-and-out by the Buccaneers, and this time, the Raiders finally took advantage as Carr connected with Seth Roberts for a 41-yard, game-winning touchdown.
With the win, the Raiders are now 6-2.