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It wasn't pretty. The wet weather in Tennessee didn't stop the Raiders and Titans from utilizing their passing games to the hilt. It would be the Raiders offense showing poise in their ability to execute in the final minutes to score a do-or-die touchdown to win the game.
Sure the Raiders made us fans pace back and forth while cursing them on every fourth quarter play. But in the end, thanks in part to a fourth down holding penalty against a Tennessee defensive back, the Raiders persevered.
They overcame earlier mistakes, scored when they absolutely had to and intercepted the opponent on the final offensive drive that could have forced overtime.
Bottom line, the Oakland Raiders found a way to finish a close game on the road in the rain. They ended a three game losing streak and are still alive for a playoff birth. With teams focusing on stopping their once high-powered offense, the Raiders are fighting through the growing pangs of what it takes to be consistently great.
I still say the Raiders are looking to rediscover their rhythm after that bruising Pittsburgh Steelers loss four weeks ago. If they can find that early season magic that had them looking like true playoff contenders, I could see them ending this season with at least a winning record. When was the last time we could say that about our beloved Raiders?
Good job today team. Game ball to my boy #10 Seth Roberts for his career receiving day with six catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Seth showed just how talented a wide receiver he is on both touchdown catches. Also corner-back David Amerson played lights out defense once again. I love it when the Raiders win.
Win, lose or tie