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Carr, Raiders edge out Titans yet again 26-16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Derek Carr showed the advantage of having a year of experience and a better supporting cast in a season opener pitting two of the NFL's rising, young quarterbacks.

Carr threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns, and Oakland beat Tennessee 26-16 to give Carr his third straight win over Marcus Mariota and his Titans in as many years.

''It was fun to be back out,'' Carr said.

Amari Cooper caught a TD pass as the Raiders made the Titans pay for opening the season with an onside kick they couldn't recover.

Marshawn Lynch also looked very refreshed after his year away from football. Lynch finished with 18 carries for 76 yards - 10 in the fourth quarter.

''We're one for one with that,'' Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said of using Lynch late. ''And that's the idea to be able to close these things, and we did that very well.''

Giorgio Tavecchio kicked field goals of 20, 52, 52 and 43 yards in his NFL debut. He was signed Friday to fill in for the Raiders' all-time leading scorer and 18-year veteran Sebastian Janikowski, who's on injured reserve with a bad back.

Both Carr and Mariota broke their right leg hours apart on Christmas Eve for season-ending injuries. Carr finished his third season by tying Ezekiel Elliott of Dallas for third in voting for the AP MVP award after leading Oakland to a 12-4 season, while Mariota led the Titans to a 9-7 mark in just his second season.

Mariota looked healthy in running for a 10-yard TD and threw for 256 yards.

While Mariota was healthy for training camp, the Titans' top offseason additions of rookie wide receiver Corey Davis and veteran Eric Decker weren't. The Titans had to settle for a pair of Ryan Succop field goals after driving inside the Oakland 10.

''When you play against a good team like Oakland, you have to hit on all cylinders, and unfortunately we didn't make enough plays,'' Mariota said.

ONSIDE KICK

The Titans became the first team since 2009 to open a season with an onside kick. The Minnesota Vikings were the previous, and they also didn't recover the kick. Ryan Succop's kick went to Shalom Luani. Carr completed three passes, Lynch rumbled 14 yards on his first carry, and Cooper finished the drive with an 8-yard TD catch for a quick 7-0 lead .

Titans coach Mike Mularkey defended his decision to open with an onside kick, saying he wanted the ball for his offense. No, he didn't second-guess himself. ''Not for a second,'' Mularkey said.

BEAST MODE

Lynch took the first carry of the game for Oakland and rumbled right over Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey on the Raiders' final scoring drive on one of his six rushes to set up the clinching field goal.

Lynch accidentally interrupted Del Rio's postgame interview and told a team official he had been available for three minutes. ''They didn't holler at me. I'm good right?'' Lynch said to laughter before closing the door and leaving.

BLAME ME

After Lynch picked up a first down on fourth-and-1 inside the Titans 5, the Raiders didn't give him the ball again with Carr throwing three straight passes to Cooper.

The wide receiver dropped the first, Titans rookie Adoree Jackson got a hand in breaking up the second and Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo got his right fingers on the third that Cooper couldn't pull in at the back of the end zone.

Carr complimented Jackson's play while also blaming himself for not making better throws. ''I'm completely fine with saying I screwed up,'' Carr said. ''I did a couple times. It always happens in a Week 1, but when you win you can sit back and realize that we could've had so much more.''

HITTING CARR

The Raiders led the NFL in 2016 in the fewest sacks allowed and went 10 games allowing one sack or fewer. The Titans sacked Carr on back-to-back plays early in the second quarter with Wesley Woodyard, then Derrick Morgan taking the quarterback down. Tennessee didn't get to Carr again.

UP NEXT

Raiders: Host Jets.

Titans: Visit Jaguars.

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Key Players
D. Carr 4 QB
262 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 2 RuYds
22
FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
256 PaYds, 26 RuYds, RuTD
18
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:09
G.Tavecchio 43 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Condo, Holder-M.King.
9
plays
34
yds
3:40
pos
26
16
Field Goal 4:49
R.Succop 52 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
8
plays
46
yds
1:55
pos
23
16
Point After TD 11:58
G.Tavecchio extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Condo, Holder-M.King.
plays
yds
pos
23
13
Touchdown 11:58
D.Carr pass deep left to S.Roberts for 19 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
70
yds
3:02
pos
22
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
R.Succop 26 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
9
plays
67
yds
4:31
pos
16
13
Field Goal 4:31
G.Tavecchio 52 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Condo, Holder-M.King.
8
plays
29
yds
4:11
pos
16
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
G.Tavecchio 52 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Condo, Holder-M.King.
5
plays
41
yds
0:43
pos
13
10
Field Goal 0:43
R.Succop 23 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
15
plays
93
yds
6:20
pos
10
10
Field Goal 14:55
G.Tavecchio 20 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Condo, Holder-M.King.
15
plays
73
yds
7:03
pos
10
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:58
R.Succop extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 6:58
M.Mariota left end for 10 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
75
yds
5:51
pos
7
6
Point After TD 12:49
G.Tavecchio extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Condo, Holder-M.King.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 12:49
D.Carr pass short right to A.Cooper for 8 yards, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field was confirmed.
4
plays
50
yds
2:11
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 31:39 28:21
1st Downs 22 21
Rushing 5 5
Passing 16 15
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 5-12 7-14
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 359 350
Total Plays 63 63
Avg Gain 5.7 5.6
Net Yards Rushing 109 95
Rush Attempts 29 21
Avg Rush Yards 3.8 4.5
Net Yards Passing 250 255
Comp. - Att. 22-32 25-41
Yards Per Pass 7.8 6.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-12 1-1
Penalties - Yards 5-49 5-49
Touchdowns 2 1
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 2 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 3-52.7 4-47.0
Return Yards 46 40
Punts - Returns 2-5 1-5
Kickoffs - Returns 1-41 1-35
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 6/6 4/5
Extra Points 2/2 1/1
Field Goals 4/4 3/4
Red Zone Eff. 2-3 -67% 1-3 -33%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-2 -50% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Raiders 1-0 7631026
Titans 0-1 733316
250 PASS YDS 255
109 RUSH YDS 95
359 TOTAL YDS 350
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Carr 4 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.8% 262 2 0 114.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.8% 262 2 0 114.3
D. Carr 22/32 262 2 0 22
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Lynch 24 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 76 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 76 0
M. Lynch 18 76 0 14 8
J. Richard 30 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 22 0
J. Richard 5 22 0 9 2
C. Patterson 84 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
C. Patterson 1 5 0 5 0
D. Washington 33 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 4 0
D. Washington 3 4 0 4 1
D. Carr 4 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
D. Carr 2 2 0 3 22
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Crabtree 15 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 83 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 83 0
M. Crabtree 7 6 83 0 25 8
A. Cooper 89 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
13 5 62 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 62 1
A. Cooper 13 5 62 1 23 12
J. Cook 87 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 56 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 56 0
J. Cook 5 5 56 0 22 5
S. Roberts 10 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 19 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 19 1
S. Roberts 1 1 19 1 19 7
D. Washington 33 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 18 0
D. Washington 2 2 18 0 13 1
M. Lynch 24 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 16 0
M. Lynch 2 1 16 0 16 8
J. Richard 30 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 6 0
J. Richard 1 1 6 0 6 2
C. Patterson 84 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 2 0
C. Patterson 1 1 2 0 2 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Joseph 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
K. Joseph 6-3 0.0 0 0
T. Carrie 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
T. Carrie 6-0 0.0 0 0
R. Nelson 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
R. Nelson 5-3 0.0 0 0
T. Adams 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
T. Adams 4-3 0.0 0 0
K. Mack 52 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
K. Mack 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Lee 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Lee 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Amerson 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Amerson 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Smith 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Smith 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. James 57 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
C. James 1-3 0.0 0 0
J. Ellis 78 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
J. Ellis 1-1 0.5 0 0
M. Edwards 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
M. Edwards 1-2 0.5 0 0
B. Irvin 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Irvin 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Vanderdoes 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Vanderdoes 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Patterson 84 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Patterson 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Morrow 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Morrow 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. McDonald 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. McDonald 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Cowser 47 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Cowser 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Autry 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Autry 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Tavecchio 2 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
4/4 2/2
SEASON FG XP
4/4 2/2
G. Tavecchio 4/4 52 2/2 14
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. King 7 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 52.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 52.7 1
M. King 3 52.7 1 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Patterson 84 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 41.0 41 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 41.0 41 0
C. Patterson 1 41.0 41 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Richard 30 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 2.5 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 2.5 5 0
J. Richard 2 2.5 5 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61% 256 0 0 78.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61% 256 0 0 78.9
M. Mariota 25/41 256 0 0 18
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Murray 29 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 44 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 44 0
D. Murray 12 44 0 21 5
M. Mariota 8 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 26 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 26 1
M. Mariota 3 26 1 15 18
D. Henry 22 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 25 0
D. Henry 6 25 0 8 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Walker 82 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 7 76 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 76 0
D. Walker 9 7 76 0 23 7
R. Matthews 18 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 71 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 71 0
R. Matthews 9 5 71 0 24 7
C. Davis 84 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 6 69 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 69 0
C. Davis 10 6 69 0 23 6
D. Murray 29 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 16 0
D. Murray 2 2 16 0 12 5
T. Taylor 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 14 0
T. Taylor 2 2 14 0 10 1
E. Decker 87 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 3 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 10 0
E. Decker 8 3 10 0 8 1
J. Smith 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
J. Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Byard 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
K. Byard 8-0 0.0 0 0
W. Woodyard 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 1.0
W. Woodyard 5-3 1.0 0 0
A. Williamson 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
A. Williamson 4-2 0.0 0 0
J. Cyprien 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
J. Cyprien 4-3 0.0 0 0
A. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
A. Jackson 4-0 0.0 0 0
J. Brown 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Brown 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. Searcy 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Searcy 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Morgan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
D. Morgan 2-1 1.0 0 0
E. Walden 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
E. Walden 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
D. Jones 1-2 0.0 0 0
B. Orakpo 98 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Orakpo 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. McCain 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. McCain 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Klug 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Klug 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Ryan 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Ryan 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Smith 33 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Succop 4 K
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Succop 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Williams 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
S. Williams 0-2 0.0 0 0
B. Trawick 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
B. Trawick 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Johnson 94 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Johnson 0-1 0.0 0 0
E. Weems 14 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
E. Weems 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 4 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/4 1/1
SEASON FG XP
3/4 1/1
R. Succop 3/4 52 1/1 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 47.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
4 47.0 2
B. Kern 4 47.0 2 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 35.0 35 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 35.0 35 0
A. Jackson 1 35.0 35 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
A. Jackson 1 5.0 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 50 2:11 4 50 TD
6:58 OAK 25 7:03 15 73 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:00 OAK 14 5:57 9 33 Punt
0:43 OAK 25 0:43 5 41 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:21 OAK 9 0:57 3 7 Punt
8:42 OAK 37 4:11 8 29 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OAK 30 3:02 7 70 TD
10:32 OAK 20 3:48 6 32 Punt
4:49 OAK 41 3:40 9 34 FG
0:07 OAK 42 0:07 1 -1 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:49 TEN 25 5:51 12 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 TEN 25 1:55 3 8 Punt
7:03 TEN 2 6:20 15 93 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 25 3:39 6 20 Punt
10:24 TEN 20 1:42 3 -2 Punt
4:31 TEN 25 4:31 9 67 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:58 TEN 35 1:26 4 17 Punt
6:44 TEN 20 1:55 8 46 FG
1:09 TEN 25 1:02 7 41 FG Miss