Ryan Fitzpatrick threw his second touchdown of the game to Kendall Wright with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter to lead the Tennessee Titans to a come from behind 23-19 win over the host Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon.
Fitzpatrick completed 30 of 42 passes for 320 yards, including a 54 yard TD pass in addition to the game-winning score.
“I think they did a good job,” Oakland head coach Dennis Allen said after the game at the press conference seen on Raiders.com. “They have some good receivers and we knew that. They made the plays they needed to make. I thought at times, we played well. But, we didn’t have enough to win the game, we missed two field goals in the first half. You gotta give those guys a lot of credit. Our guys played hard, but we didn’t do enough to win the game.”
Undrafted rookie quarterback Matthew McGloin made his second consecutive start after being named the starter by head coach Dennis Allen saying it’s a “production business.” He went out and completed 19 of 32 passes for 260 yards, 1 TD and an interception. His performance will most likely keep him in the starting lineup when the Raiders travel to face Dallas in Texas on Thanksgiving.
Fitzpatrick was very efficient when it mattered, they were 10-of-18 (55.5%) on third down while the Raiders were three-of-10 on third down (30%).
“It was an up and down game,” McGloin said after the game at the press conference seen on Raiders.com. “We’re going to have days like that. We missed out on a few things offensively. We did a good job of adjusting at half time, but we’ve just got to work on some things. We have a quick turnaround this week.”
Allen was happy with the play of his rookie QB.
“I thought Matt played well,” Allen said. “And for him to lead us back when we needed a TD, he got us the TD we needed. We just couldn’t hold it defensively. He played well.”
Rod Streater was the leading receiver for Oakland, he caught 5 passes for 93 yards. Rashad Jennings ran for 73 yards on 16 carries and caught four passes for an additional 49 yards. Fullback Marcel Reece caught four passes for 44 yards.
The Raiders run defense did a great job against Chris Johnson, limiting him to just 73 yards on 20 carries. But, they couldn’t prevent Fitzpatrick from picking apart the secondary.
Tennessee plays at Indianapolis next weekend.
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