The Tennessee Titans had it there for the taking, leading 21-17 over the visting Oakland Raiders with 4:41 remaining to play in the game following a one-yard Marcus Mariota touchdown pass to fullback Jalston Fowler that gave the Titans their first lead since the first quarter.However, it was not meant to be as the Titans once again surrendered a late lead in route to a 24-21 loss.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr connected with receiver Seth Roberts on a 12 yard scoring strike to give Oakland the lead with 1:21 remaining to play that gave the visitors a 24-21 advantage.
Mariota and his offensive mates had a chance following a touchback on the kickoff, but with the Titans with the football in Raiders territory with :50 second remaining suffered the latest disaster as Mariota's pass intended for Dorial Green-Beckham was intercepted by Raiders safety Nate Allen ended any hope of a comeback.
This was the third time this season that the Titans have surrendered a late fourth quarter lead in losing at home, as the Colts, Bill and now Raiders have left the Titans heartbroken. This one however might have been the most hurtful of the three.
Leadin 21-17 with the Raiders facing a fourth and 8 from the Titans 36, the Titans thought they had the game won when Carr's pass to the end zone fell incomplete. However, a penalty marker on the opposite side of the field gave the Raiders a first down and new life.
Titans cornerback B.W. Webb was called for holding call that allowed the winning drive to continue,
Webb spoke about the call following the game and did not agree with the call.
"The ref called it, I personally think it was a terrible call," said Webb. "I can't really say too much else about it"
The Titans offense struggled throughout the game to move the football against a Raiders defense that had given up over 300 yards offense per game entering the contest,
For the game the Titans managed just 249 yard in total offense for the game.
Mariota finished the day 17 of 37 for 218 yards, three touchdowns but two costly interceptions.
The Titans managed to rush for just 44 yards on 18 attempts versus a defense that was allowing 117,5 yards per game coming into Sunday.
The Raiders played a part in the Titans keeping the game within reach for the late game dramatics as they gave the Titans 6 of their 19 total first dowsn in the game via penalties on the Raiders.
On the Titans final scoring it was three penalties against the Raiders that allowed the three first downs, including a pass interference call in the end zone tht set the Titans up first and goal that kept the drive alive.
The Titans have now lost eleven consecutive games inside L.P. Field/Nissan Stadium and will have another chance to end the treak next Sunday when the Jaguars come to town for a noon CST match-up.