On Sunday, Marshawn Lynch made his regular-season debut for the Oakland Raiders.
The only other touchdown that was scored in the game was in the fourth-quarter by Raiders receiver Seth Robert from 19 yards out. He was right in the X's and O's, properly enthusiastic (particularly about Marshawn Lynch's physicality), and spoke in the kinds of informative staccato bursts that are essential for network color guys.
So basically, Beast Mode is back. Which is to say the Raiders might look to be in championship mode. "You've got to earn it if you're going to tackle him". Romo hollered. "Run, run, run with the game on the line".
To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. In addition, the Raiders tied for the National Football League lead in 2016 with a +16 turnover differential, which can be expected to net out closer to zero in 2017 given the randomness, by and large, that goes into turnovers over the course of a season. I thought Romo was good, and very good in spots. "He's still doing the things he wants to do".
The Titans defense didn't conjure memories of the 1985 Chicago Bears, but they may have found a star in rookie cornerback Adoree' Jackson. It could have been. maybe a little better ball, maybe a little better catch.
Your decision to open the game with an onside kick turned out to be a bonehead call. Based on what we've seen already this year, he should continue to put up incredible numbers for the Raiders.
Tennessee's defense stifled Lynch on 3rd-and-2 coming out of the two-minute warning, but Giorgio Tavecchio hit his fourth field goal of the game with 1:09 remaining to seal the Raiders' win. While we're on the topic of not knowing how a defender is going to handle things only Al Davis knows what to expect from first round pick, cornerback Gareon Conley.
-The Titans were left lamenting missed chances. He made three of four field goals and five of six extra points in the exhibition season this year. "Marshawn brings that to us on the field but he also brings it in practice".
-Tennessee will need more from its pass rush if Sunday is any indication.
Carr and the offense took advantage of the short field. In this game, the Raiders did not do well in that department. The two on display in this game certainly are making strides to that rarefied air. "He did today. He's 1-for-1".
It was a career day for the young kicker who replaced the injured Sebastian Janikowski. He had been added Friday. He displays not only his well-known power, but also his subtle ability to set up blocks and cutback lanes.