Game Notes: Titans vs. Raiders

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RECORD-SETTING HEAT: The official game-time temperature against the Raiders (temperature at opening kickoff) was 89 degrees, making it the hottest home game since the Titans moved into Nissan Stadium in 1999.  The previous high was 87 degrees against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 19, 2010.  The kickoff temperature against the Raiders also qualified as the hottest game overall (home and away) since the start of the 1999 campaign, beating out three 88-degree road games (Sept. 17, 2006 at San Diego; Sept. 24, 2006 at Miami; and Sept. 14, 2008 at Cincinnati).

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TITANS TOTAL 181 RUSHING YARDS:**  The Titans totaled 181 rushing yards against the Raiders.  DeMarco Murray led the squad with 114 yards, followed by Derrick Henry (45) and Marcus Mariota (22).  Since the beginning of the 2014 season, the rushing total against the Raiders ranks second for the Titans behind only the 210 rushing yards produced against Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 2015.  

TITANS WIN TIME OF POSSESSION FOR THIRD TIME: The Titans possessed the ball for 30:57 against the Raiders, winning time of possession for the third consecutive game to start the season.  In their first two contests against Minnesota and at Detroit, respectively, they recorded a time of possession of 30:25 and 30:51.

MURRAY HITS 100 YARDS RUSHING, SCORES:  Running back DeMarco Murray recorded his 22nd career 100-yard rushing game (including playoffs) and his first with the Titans.  He totaled 114 yards on 16 carries for an average of 7.1 yards per attempt. In the third quarter, he scored his first rushing touchdown of the season on a five-yard run.  It was his first rushing score as a member of the Titans and the 35th of his six-year career.  Murray scored two previous touchdowns this season on pass receptions in the opener against the Vikings (Sept. 11).

MURRAY TOPS 100 SCRIMMAGE YARDS AGAIN: Running back DeMarco Murray topped 100 scrimmage yards for the second consecutive week, recording a team-high 155 yards.  He caught a team-high five passes for 41 yards in addition to his 114 yards on the ground.  In the previous game at Detroit, he accumulated 145 scrimmage yards.

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ANOTHER LONG RUN BY MURRAY: ** In the third quarter, running back DeMarco Murray gained 36 yards on a run.  It was his second run of 36 or more yards in the last two weeks.  At Detroit, he picked up 67 yards on a single carry, which was the second-longest run of his career (91).   

DEBUT BY AMARO:  With Delanie Walker inactive with a hamstring injury, tight end Jace Amaro made his debut with the Titans.  Amaro, who was claimed off waivers from the New York Jets on Sept. 4, keyed a third-quarter touchdown drive by converting a third-and-three with a 26-yard catch, tallying the second-longest reception of his career (43 vs. Chicago on Sept. 22, 2014). Amaro totaled three receptions against the Raiders for a team-high 59 yards.  His receiving yardage total ranked second in his career (68 vs. Denver on Oct. 12, 2014).

DEFENSE LIMITS SCORING AGAIN: For the third consecutive week, the Titans defense limited the opposing offense to 17 or fewer points.  In the previous game at Detroit, the Lions offense was responsible for 13 points.  In Week 1 against Minnesota, the Vikings scored 14 of their 25 points on fumble and interception returns.

WILLIAMSON RECORDS SECOND INTERCEPTION:  In the fourth quarter, linebacker Avery Williamson recorded his second career interception (first of 2016), grabbing a pass from Derek Carr after it was initially tipped by cornerback Jason McCourty.   

ORAKPO, CASEY SPLIT SACK: Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo ended an Oakland drive in the third quarter by sharing a sack on third down.  The duo dropped Derek Carr for a four-yard loss, giving Orakpo 49.5 career sacks (team-high 2.5 in 2016) and Casey 28.5 career sacks (0.5 in 2016).   

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KERN BOOTS PUNT 62 YARDS: ** In the third quarter, Brett Kern pinned the Raiders at their own 10-yard line with a 62-yard punt that went out of bounds.  Kern averaged 51.8 gross yards and 45.5 net yards on six punts in the game.

SUCCOP GOOD AGAIN FROM INSIDE 50: With a 34-yard field goal in the first quarter, Ryan Succop extended his streak to 20 consecutive successful field goals from inside 50 yards.  It tied his personal record, matching his 20 straight from inside 50 yards as a member of the Chiefs in 2013.  Succop became the second player in Titans/Oilers history to accomplish the feat. Al Del Greco made 24 consecutive field goals from inside 50 yards from 1995–1996 and added a 20-kick streak from 1998–1999.

INACTIVES: The seven inactive Titans were wide receiver Kendall Wright, cornerback LeShaun Sims, defensive back Curtis Riley, outside linebacker Aaron Wallace, guard Sebastian Tretola, tight end Delanie Walker and defensive lineman Austin Johnson.  Wright (hamstring) and Walker (hamstring) were listed on the injury report leading up to the game.

The Tennessee Titans take on the Oakland Raiders in Week 3 action at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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