Marcus Mariota, Kendall Wright down in the Titans' loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A look at Tennessee Titans players who were "up" and those who were "down" coming out of Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders at Nissan Stadium:


Tight end Delanie Walker: The ever-steady Walker did better getting open than anyone else, collecting six catches for 91 ayrds and he continued to build on very solid season totals. He now has 59 catches for 708 yards.

The run defense: Oakland turned 30 carries into just 84 yards, a 2.8-yard average. The Raiders mainatained a commitment to the run, but the Titans allowed nothing longer than a 10-yard carry by Jamize Olawale.

Special teamer/kick returner Tre McBride: The rookie forced a Jeremy Ross fumble on a kick return and came out of the end zone with speed for a 31-yard kickoff return on his one chance.


Quarterback Marcus Mariota: His 45.9 completion percentage was the lowest of his rookie season by almost 11 points. The rain, steady thorough the second half, didn’t help. But he wasn’t crisp and the first interception, right after a Titans takeaway in field-goal range, was a terrible throw that was a killer.

Third-down offense: The Titans were 0-for-9 before two conversions on the scoring drive that gave them a 21-17 lead with 4:41 left in the game. The second of those was thanks to a penalty. They finished 3-of-12, which was a huge factor in losing time of possession by nearly 10 minutes.

Receiver Kendall Wright: The Titans were counting on a spark from their best receiver after a three game layoff with a sprained left knee. But he wasn’t on the same page with Mariota on the interception that ended the game. He failed to go get one ball at the high point, waiting on it to get to him instead and seeing a DB break it up. He took one of two receptions backwards. Overall, a flat performance.