Much has been said about the run defense of the Raiders this year.
It is a much improved unit but the stats didn't show it for Sunday.
I just can't fix my fingers to type that they aren't much improved against the run.
Chris Johnson is the best running back in the league and was being held to 36 yards on his first 12 carries. In the first half, the Raiders were 0-7 on third-down and that left the defense on the field for almost the entire half.
That led to Johnson's 13th carry going for a 76-yard touchdown.
The Raider defense was victimized by another big play.
Fatigue had everything to do with it because fatigue is what leads to mistakes.
99.99999999 percent of big plays come from mistakes.
Tom Cable spoke of the Raiders' "misalignment" causing the play in a postgame interview.
The play put Johnson at 13 carries for 112 yards.
After a halftime rest, the Raider defense came out and held Johnson to 30 yards on his last 14 carries. They actually got a little help from the offense moving the ball better and scoring a touchdown.
However, there is more than just fatigue involved in the Titans making big plays on offense. Offensive coordinators are paid a great deal of money to set the opposing defenses up.
In the first quarter, the Titans had plenty of plays to make their set-up.
Early in the game, Vince Young beat the Raiders for 20 yards on an option play. A little later in the game, Young faked the option and threw the ball right over the top of Stanford Routt for a 56-yard touchdown.
Routt bit on the option fake after the Raiders were beaten on it earlier.
On top of the big plays, the Titans also benefited from short fields as Campbell threw a pick and fumbled. This once again is a testament to the tremendous pressure he was under on Sunday.