Oakland Raiders Rap
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In his first carry in his Raiders debut, Marshawn Lynch has a 14-yard run. Beast Mode finishes with a game-high 76 rushing yards on 18 carries and he has one catch for 16 yards. He picks up a first down on fourth-and-1 from the Tennessee 3 to set up Giorgio Tavecchio's 20-yard field goal on the first play of the second quarter. On Oakland's final drive, Lynch has six carries for 18 yards and he picks up a first down to set up Tavecchio's 43-yard field goal, boosting the Raiders' lead to 26-16 with 1:09 left. 5-18
The Raiders defense has a strong second half, allowing six points on two Ryan Succop field goals. The Titans are only 2 of 7 on third-down conversion in the second half after going 5 of 7 in the first two quarters. The Raiders also are stingy against the run, allowing 95 yards on 21 carries. Tennessee's DeMarco Murray (44 yards on 12 carries) and Derrick Henry (25 on 6) combine for only 70 yards rushing.
3: Consecutive Raiders victories over the Titans in Nashville, Tenn.
6: Points allowed by the Raiders defense during the second half on two Ryan Succop field goals.
9-0: Raiders' record when Seth Roberts catches a TD pass.
The Raiders win their first season opener against the Titans in the state of Tennessee after three losses. Oakland lost season openers to the host Titans in 1997 (at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn.), 2003 and 2010. The Titans have played in Nashville since 1998.