The Oakland Raiders flew to Nashville and took care of business Sunday, beating the Tennessee Titans 17-10 to improve their record to 2-1 heading into their Week 4 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Silver and Black were able to put 17 points up before the half – and could have had more had it not been for a questionable holding call – and following that impressive offensive output, the team leaned on the defense to secure its second win of the young season.
One of the more dynamic offensive plays of the afternoon belonged to wide receiver Seth Roberts, who hauled in a pass from quarterback Derek Carr, and then put an impressive move on Titans cornerback Brice McCain before cruising into the end zone in the final minute of the first half.
Roberts' touchdown is this week's Right Combination play presented by State Farm.
Following the touchdown, both he and Carr broke down the score.
Carr:"What happened is, we had [fullback] Jamize [Olawale] on a seam the play before that, and I thought for sure, if they were going to drop one side, they were going to drop 'Mize up the seam, and I ended up checking it down, I looked over, and Seth was wide open, and I was like, 'dang, man.' He ran a great route, so I knew that he was feeling good, and so when the next play came, they stayed press, they backed up a little bit, and they made a call or whatever, and I saw a look for Seth that was going to just be a catch and if you make him miss, it's gone, and he did.
Catching the pass from Carr:
Roberts:"He [Carr] just saw the read, and got it to me real quick. He [McCain] said something that really made me think like, 'whoa, I really beat him.' I just saw the end zone, and was really just trying to get there, trying to find home."
Putting a move on Titans cornerback Brice McCain and heading to the end zone:
Roberts:"I was just taking what he [McCain] gave me, and I didn't see another defender in my sights, so I was kind of thinking touchdown. I was just excited for us, man. It was kind of a big play right before halftime."