Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden wasn’t too happy with the way the Tennessee Titans manhandled his team’s defense in Week 14.
The Tennessee Titans had one of the best offensive games in franchise history in Week 14, and head coach Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders were the victims.
The Titans compiled 552 yards of total offense and scored 42 points to ultimately cruise to a 42-21 win. By looking at the final score you’d never guess that the game was actually tied going into halftime.
For the first time in franchise history, the Titans had a quarterback throw for over 350 yards (Ryan Tannehill), a running back rush for over 100 yards (Derrick Henry) and a wide receiver compile 150 yards (A.J. Brown) through the air all in the same game.
On Monday, it was safe that say that Gruden wasn’t taking the loss too well, which is certainly understandable given the circumstances.
According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, Gruden said “it takes the wind out of you” when talking about Tennessee’s long, successful drives, of which there were many on Sunday.
If this was an isolated incident, you might say that Gruden is being a little over the top, but prior to the Titans walking into Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and thrashing the Raiders, Oakland had allowed 74 points combined in its last two games.
While the Raiders clearly have some issues to address, things couldn’t be going better for Tennessee. Not only are the Titans winning games and scoring a ton of points, they’re forcing teams to take a good look at themselves by beating them so badly.
Since Week 7, the Titans are averaging 31.4 points per game, the second-most in the NFL, and the Titans have now scored 30 or more points in four straight games for the first time since 2003 when they did it six games in a row.
Tennessee’s offense is playing at a level the likes of which we have rarely seen in this team’s history. Head coach Mike Vrabel and Co. will look to keep it going in Week 15 in what will be a crucial matchup with the Houston Texans for first place in the AFC South.