Raiders emerge victorious in Week 12, earning a 24-21 win over Tennessee on the road.
As Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio often states, the NFL is a week-to-week league, and it really is striking how much seven days can change the feeling around a football franchise. Last week, the Silver and Black found themselves on the wrong end of a three-game slide and looking at a steep uphill battle to try to make the postseason. Now, the outlook is quite different following a thrilling, come-from-behind win in Nashville against the Titans, as the team is right in the thick of the playoffs discussion.
Despite the dreary day in Tennessee, the Raiders were fired up and played well on both sides of the ball. The defense put constant pressure on opposing quarterback Marcus Mariota and forced several turnovers as a result. On the offensive side of the ball, it was business as usual for Derek Carr as he threw for over 300 yards for the sixth time this season. Amari Cooper and Seth Roberts combined for well over 200 yards and the fireworks that had been missing for several weeks have been found yet again.
Of course, the Raiders are garnering a lot of attention on social media again after the big win. Here is some of what has been said on Twitter about the Silver and Black: