Titans gave away or missed getting points on five occasions vs. Raiders


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The missed call that extended the Oakland Raiders' game-winning drive Sunday at Nissan Stadium was bad.

But there were a number or plays made or missed by the Tennessee Titans along the way that also helped ensure a 24-21 loss.

A rundown of points they let get away or gave away:

Second quarter: Titans third-and-9 from the Raiders' 36-yard line.

In range of a 53-yard field goal attempt for Ryan Succop, Marcus Mariota takes a 6-yard sack by Khalil Mack that leaves the Titans punting instead.

Possible points lost: 3.

Second quarter: Raiders second-and-goal from the Titans' 7-yard line.

Derek Carr throws a short pass to the right intended for Jamize Olawale. Titans linebacker David Bass gets between passer and target and gets two hands on the ball but drops what would have likely been a pick-six.

Possible points lost: 7.

Third quarter: Raiders third-and-8 from the Titans' 10 yard-line.

Carr throws left to Seth Roberts, who jumps to catch it and lands at the 6, where cornerback Perrish Cox is in position to tackle him. Cox goes low, head down as he reaches to wrap Roberts. He feels Cox, scoots backward a step, circles out of trouble, regains his balance and heads into the end zone. Cox had him stopped short, and the Raiders would have kicked a field goal.

Possible points lost: 4.

Third quarter, Titans third-and-14 from the Raiders' 27-yard line.

Tennessee got the ball in great position after Tre McBride stripped Jeremy Ross and Daimion Stafford recovered a kickoff return fumble. But three plays later, Mariota misreads the defense and throws an easy interception to cornerback David Amerson. The Titans lose a field goal chance.

Possible points lost: 3

Fourth quarter, Titans first-and-10 from the Titans' 47.

With 50 seconds still left in the game, Mariota throws deep left for Kendall Wright, but Wright had stopped running, reading things differently than his quarterback. Safety Nate Allen picks it off to seal the game.

Possible points lost: 3, if the Titans could have moved into field goal range for Succop.

Only getting in position for a field goal at the end and making it would have guaranteed the Titans a potential shot at a win. Making any one of the other four plays wouldn’t have guaranteed a different result, because the game might have taken a different shape from there.

But they would have had a lot better chance at the end.