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Batted balls slow Raiders

Batted balls slow Raiders


Don't Miss:'Selfie Olympics'Millennials don't trust Jay ZWorld War chi flat iron website II bomb explodesCharlize vacations with SeanClick City, Episode 20There aren't many quarterbacks under 6 feet tall in the NFL, and the ones who are, like and , do a good job of moving their feet and their passing windows.


Raiders rookie didn't do a good job of that in the first half Sunday, and four of his passes were swatted chi flat iron away by Tennessee defenders. Six foot eight defensive end got McGloin twice, and all that was missing was the finger wag.


"It happens, passes get knocked down," said McGloin, who is listed at 6 1 but is closer to 5 10 or 5 11. "It happens to everybody. They did a good job of . reading the quarterback, seeing where his eyes were going, things like that, and jumping at the right time."


McGloin was quick to point out that none of his passes was batted down the previous Sunday in his debut at Houston.


And he didn't have any blocked in the second half Sunday, when he was 11 for 15 for 155 yards. Raiders head coach said that McGloin will get the start over again Thursday against Dallas.


Rivera knocked out: Raiders rookie tight end Mychal Rivera was knocked out of the game midway through the second quarter after a helmet to helmet hit from Tennessee safety . Rivera had a concussion and didn't return.


It was a deep pass up the seam from McGloin, and Rivera had just brought in the ball when Griffin lowered his helmet on the hit. Rivera's helmet flew off his head after the contact. He did not hold onto the ball.


Griffin wasn't exactly apologetic.


"As a defensive player, damned if you do, damned if you don't," Griffin said. "He catches the ball, first down, they're right there in scoring position . More than likely, I'm going to see a fine from the commissioner."


It was a big loss for Oakland, as Rivera has quickly become one of McGloin's favorite targets. Rivera had a catch for 10 yards on two targets in the first quarter, after having five receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown in McGloin's first start.


Injury updates: Besides Rivera, Raiders cornerback (concussion) and linebacker (quadriceps) also didn't finish the game. That's three starters and only three days until the game against the


Allen also said running back had a shoulder stinger at one point, "but he was fine."


Briefly: Linebacker had 1 1/2 of the Raiders' two sacks. . Running back blocked a second quarter punt, the second one for the Raiders this season. Stewart scored a touchdown on the other one, Cheap Snapback Hats off Jennings' block against Washington on Sept. 29. . The Titans had two 100 yard receivers and a 300 yard passer in the same game for the first time since Dec. 19, 2004, in a loss to Oakland. . Tackle , the team's second round pick, was inactive. . Cheap Snapbacks Pryor's sprained knee was good enough that he was active.