The home cooking wasn't so good for the Oakland Raiders Sunday afternoon.
After back-to-back road losses, the Silver and Black returned to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 14 action, but eventually fell 42-21 in Week 14 action.
Following the loss, the Raiders are now a game under .500 with three to play, and will have to regroup in a hurry to finish their home slate of games on a positive note.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be in The Town this weekend, but before we shift focus to Week 15, let's look back at Sunday's game, and see what we can learn from the playtime percentages.
|K Miller||T||63 - 100%||3 - 11%|
|G Jackson||G||63 - 100%||3 - 11%|
|B Parker||T||63 - 100%||3 - 11%|
|R Incognito||G||63 - 100%||3 - 11%|
|D Carr||QB||63 - 100%|
|R Hudson||C||63 - 100%|
|D Waller||TE||61 - 97%|
|Z Jones||WR||53 - 84%|
|T Williams||WR||52 - 83%|
|D Washington||RB||40 - 63%|
|K Doss||WR||28 - 44%|
|F Moreau||TE||26 - 41%||8 - 29%|
|J Richard||RB||24 - 38%||9 - 32%|
|R Gafford||WR||12 - 19%|
|D Carrier||TE||8 - 13%||21 - 75%|
|A Ingold||FB||8 - 13%||13 - 46%|
|M Ateman||WR||2 - 3%||9 - 32%|
|D Good||G||1 - 2%||3 - 11%|
|E Harris||SS||62 - 100%||11 - 39%|
|T Whitehead||LB||62 - 100%|
|D Worley||CB||60 - 97%||10 - 36%|
|T Mullen||CB||59 - 95%||4 - 14%|
|D Swearinger||SS||51 - 82%|
|M Crosby||DE||41 - 66%||9 - 32%|
|J Hankins||DT||38 - 61%||7 - 25%|
|P Hall||DT||37 - 60%|
|M Hurst||DT||36 - 58%||7 - 25%|
|M Lee||LB||33 - 53%||23 - 82%|
|D Jordan||DE||32 - 52%||9 - 32%|
|C Ferrell||DE||29 - 47%||7 - 25%|
|L Joyner||FS||29 - 47%|
|N Morrow||LB||26 - 42%||20 - 71%|
|J Mauro||DE||21 - 34%||7 - 25%|
|P Brown||LB||17 - 27%|
|W Compton||LB||16 - 26%||16 - 57%|
|B Mayowa||DE||13 - 21%|
|C Riley||FS||11 - 18%||21 - 75%|
|N Lawson||CB||9 - 15%||21 - 75%|
|D Leavitt||SS||18 - 64%|
|K Nixon||CB||17 - 61%|
|T Sieg||LS||8 - 29%|
|A Cole||P||8 - 29%|
|D Carlson||K||7 - 25%|
|D Sharpe||T||3 - 11%|
Rico Gafford enjoys his moment – I know there aren't a ton of positives to find in a 21-point loss, but you have to really tip your hat to a guy like Rico Gafford. The speedy wide receiver played just 12 snaps (19 percent) against the Titans, but he unquestionably made the most of his chances out wide, taking his first career catch 49 yards to the house. The second quarter score was Gafford's only catch of the afternoon, but it certainly was a memorable one.
DeAndré Washington and Jalen Richard step up – Without the services of Josh Jacobs against the Titans, Washington and Richard were asked to step up and fill the void left by the dynamic rookie, and that's precisely what they did. Washington was the de facto feature back for the afternoon, playing 40 offensive snaps (63 percent), carrying the ball 14 times for 53 yards and a touchdown. Richard also chipped in, playing 24 snaps (38 percent), running the ball seven times for 28 yards.
Brandon Parker steps in – Starting right tackle Trent Brown was also unable to suit up and get to work against the Titans Sunday afternoon, so in his stead stepped Brandon Parker. Parker went wire to wire – 63 offensive snaps in Sunday's case – and he and the rest of the starting offensive line by and large did a nice job, not only giving Derek Carr time to operate, but paving the way for Washington and Richard as well.
Maurice Hurst Jr. picks off Tannehill – Yes, you read that correctly; the athletic defensive tackle recorded his first, career interception Sunday afternoon at the OACC, hauling in a tipped pass that Dion Jordan got a hand on, returning it 55 yards to set up the Raiders' first points of the afternoon. In total, Hurst played 36 snaps (58%) in the Week 14 loss.
Tahir Whitehead paces the defense – Once again, the veteran linebacker paced the Silver and Black's defense. All told, Whitehead played all 62 defensive snaps against the Titans, and tallied a team-high 11 total tackles.
Marquel Lee returns to action – Welcome back, Marquel Lee. After not appearing in a game since Week 3, the third-year linebacker returned to work Sunday afternoon against the Titans. In his first action since late-September, Lee played 33 defensive snaps (53 percent), and recorded two tackles along with one very impressive stop on special teams.
Check out photos from the Raiders' Week 14 matchup against the Tennessee Titans at the Coliseum.