The Oakland Raiders opted to go with young wide receiver Seth Roberts as their third wide receiver after he excelled in the preseason, and Sunday was another piece of evidence proving it to be the right move.
The young wide receiver came up big against the Titans’ secondary, finishing the game with a career-best 113 yards, two touchdowns on six receptions.
Roberts’ first touchdown came on the opening drive of the second half when Derek Carr found him short of the end zone, but Roberts displayed his run-after-the-catch ability by breaking a tackle and getting into the end zone to extend the Raiders lead to 17-6.
The former West Alabama star came up even bigger on the final, game-winning drive.
With the Raiders down 21-17 with just a couple of minutes remaining, Roberts got open down the seam as Carr found him for a big 31-yard gain to put the offense at the Titans 38-yard line.
The first-year wide receiver extended his stellar day by making the game-winning touchdown catch with just over a minute left. Carr stood tall in the pocket and lofted the ball to the end zone, where Roberts made a nice adjustment on the ball to put the Raiders up 24-21.
Roberts has continued to develop all season, and now has 21 receptions for 352 yards and four touchdowns. He gives Jack Del Rio and the Raiders another young wide receiver to grow alongside rookie Amari Cooper.