RAIDERS 52, TITANS 25
They met in Oakland on Sept. 29, and the game was one of those freak shows that was over very quickly. The Raiders intercepted Steve McNair on the Titans' first possession, scored one play later, stopped Tennessee on the next two drives and returned both punts for touchdowns. Oakland had run one play from scrimmage and was up 21-0 before the game was six minutes old. The rest was window dressing. The game came during a very bad period for the Titans, who were in the midst of losing their third of four straight. Running back Eddie George was hobbling on a bad foot, and top receiver Derrick Mason was lost in that game with a separated shoulder, as was the team's best cover corner, Samari Rolle, with a hamstring pull. The following week, reeling Tennessee dropped to 1-4 with a loss to the Redskins, and owner Bud Adams issued his famous quote: "It looks to me like we're getting outcoached." Then Tennessee won 11 of its next 12, as McNair
seemingly lifted the whole operation by sheer force of will.