NASHVILLE, Tenn. —The Titans lost in gut-wrenching fashion on Sunday at Nissan Stadium, as the Oakland Raiders rallied for a last-minute victory.
The Raiders scored on a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Derek Carr to Seth Roberts with just 1:21 left to reclaim the lead, and win 24-21. It looked like the Titans had gotten a fourth down stop moments earlier, but cornerback B.W. Webb was called for defensive holding.
The Titans took the lead 21-17 on a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Marcus Mariota to fullback Jalston Fowler with 4:41 left.
Mariota completed 17-of-37 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns in the game, but he threw two interceptions, including one that ended it in the game's final minute.
The loss dropped the Titans to 2-9.
The Titans jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Mariota to tight end Craig Stevens, whose juggling catch capped off a 5-play, 88-yard drive. Stevens managed to haul in the pass while being defended by a pair of Raiders near the goal line. The extra point was blocked, however.
The Raiders answered back with a scoring drive of their own. Carr hit receiver Michael Crabtree with a seven-yard touchdown to make it 7-6.
The Raiders made it 10-6 on a 24-yard field goal by kicker Sebastian Janikowski with 1:01 remaining in the first half.
Then, the Raiders stretched the lead to 17-6 on their first possession of the second half on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Carr to receiver Seth Roberts, who escaped a tackle from cornerback Perrish Cox and made his way into the end zone.
The Titans battled back in the third quarter.
Mariota connected with receiver Harry Douglas on a 13-yard touchdown pass, and then found receiver Dorial Green-Beckham open on the two-point conversion to make it 17-14. The Titans had a chance for more points after Tre McBride forced a fumbled on the ensuing kickoff that was recovered by safety Daimion Stafford, but Mariota was intercepted at the Oakland 21.
The Titans face the Jaguars next Sunday at Nissan Stadium.
The Tennessee Titans take on the Oakland Raiders Week 12 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)