NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Tennessee Titans (4-6) play their first of three consecutive road games this week, traveling to Oakland to face the Raiders (4-6) in a late afternoon matchup. Kickoff at O.co Coliseum (capacity 53,286) is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. CST on Sunday, Nov. 24.
The Titans have not played at Oakland since the 2004 season and have not won at O.co Coliseum since 2001. They have taken the two most recent battles in Tennessee (2007 and 2010), although the Raiders hold a 27-19 overall series lead, including playoffs.
This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Marv Albert will handle play-by-play duties while Rich Gannon provides analysis.
The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will broadcast the game across the Mid-South with the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith, analyst Frank Wycheck, sideline reporter Cody Allison and gameday host Larry Stone.
Additionally, WestwoodOne Sports will broadcast the game to a national radio audience. Dave Sims (play-by-play) and Mark Malone (analyst) will have the call.
LAST WEEK VS. INDIANAPOLIS
The Titans hosted the Indianapolis Colts last week on Thursday Night Football and were unable to hold an early lead, eventually falling by a final score of 30-27.
Fitzpatrick’s two primary targets last week were tight end
However, once the Titans established a 17-3 lead in the first half, the Colts stormed back to take the lead with 20 unanswered points. The Titans pulled to within three points with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but a failed onside kick attempt sealed the outcome in the Colts’ favor.
The Raiders are in their second year under head coach Dennis Allen. The NFL’s youngest head coach was hired in 2012 after 10 years as an NFL assistant. In 2011, he was the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos as the team won the AFC West.
Last week, the Raiders traveled to Houston and defeated the Texans 28-23. Undrafted rookie Matt McGloin made his first career start at quarterback and completed 18 of 32 passes for 197 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the victory. McGloin, the same as Titans head coach Mike Munchak, is a native of Scranton, Pa., and a graduate of Penn State University.
McGloin was in the lineup in place of the injured Terrell Pryor, who has started eight games this season but was ruled out of the game at Houston due to a knee injury. The third-year veteran from Ohio State has passed for 1,559 yards and five touchdowns in 2013, while also rushing for 504 yards, the high mark this season among NFL quarterbacks.