Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Oilers

August 31, 1997

Quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
Oakland Raiders 0 0 7 14 0 21
Tennessee Oilers 10 0 3 8 3 24

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
10:16 Ten FG FG Al Del Greco 30 Ten 3, Oak 0
14:59 Ten TD Chris Sanders 48 pass from Steve McNair (Al Del Greco Kick) Ten 10, Oak 0
3rd Quarter
10:11 Ten FG FG Al Del Greco 37 Ten 13, Oak 0
11:17 Oak TD Tim Brown 59 pass from Jeff George (Cole Ford Kick) Ten 13, Oak 7
4th Quarter
3:14 Oak TD Tim Brown 27 pass from Jeff George (Cole Ford Kick) Oak 14, Ten 13
12:51 Ten TD Eddie George 29 run (Eddie George Run) Ten 21, Oak 14
14:38 Oak TD Tim Brown 16 pass from Jeff George (Cole Ford Kick) Ten 21, Oak 21
Overtime
3:08 Ten FG FG Al Del Greco 33 Ten 24, Oak 21

Attendance: 30,171
Missed Field Goals: Oak - Cole Ford 46 (Blocked)

Team Statistics
  Oakland Raiders Tennessee Oilers
First downs 17 20
Rushes - yards 17 - 45 42 - 255
Passing 287 164
Punt returns 2 - 7 2 - 23
Kickoff returns 5 - 154 5 - 117
Interception returns 1 - -1 0 - 0
Pass attempts - Completions - Had Intercepted 21 - 38 - 0 13 - 25 - 1
Sacked - yards lost 3 - 11 3 - 18
Punts 6 - 41.5 5 - 34.2
Fumbles - lost 3 - 1 1 - 1
Penalties - yards 6 - 35 7 - 56
Time of possession 25:31 41:22

Passing
Oakland Raiders Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Jeff George 37 21 298 8.05 3 0 59t 3 11 110.0
Napoleon Kaufman 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
Tennessee Oilers Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Steve McNair 25 13 182 7.28 1 1 48t 3 18 72.4

Rushing
Oakland Raiders Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Napoleon Kaufman 12 32 2.7 8 0
Derrick Fenner 1 7 7.0 7 0
Joe Aska 4 6 1.5 4 0
Tennessee Oilers Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Eddie George 35 216 6.2 29t 1
Steve McNair 3 23 7.7 13 0
Ronnie Harmon 1 12 12.0 12 0
Rodney Thomas 3 4 1.3 8 0

Receiving
Oakland Raiders Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Tim Brown 8 158 19.8 59t 3
Napoleon Kaufman 3 21 7.0 8 0
Olanda Truitt 2 33 16.5 18 0
James Jett 2 20 10.0 11 0
Derrick Fenner 2 16 8.0 9 0
Harvey Williams 2 14 7.0 14 0
Rickey Dudley 1 26 26.0 26 0
Kenny Shedd 1 10 10.0 10 0
Tennessee Oilers Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Ronnie Harmon 5 50 10.0 15 0
Frank Wycheck 3 43 14.3 21 0
Chris Sanders 2 51 25.5 48t 1
Willie Davis 2 27 13.5 21 0
Derrick Mason 1 11 11.0 11 0

Kickoff Returns
Oakland Raiders Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Desmond Howard 2 79 39.5 0 40 0
Tim Hall 3 75 25.0 0 34 0
Tennessee Oilers Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Mel Gray 4 109 27.2 0 33 0
Michael Roan 1 8 8.0 0 8 0

Punt Returns
Oakland Raiders Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Desmond Howard 2 7 3.5 1 10 0
Tennessee Oilers Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Mel Gray 2 23 11.5 2 13 0

Punting
Oakland Raiders Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
Leo Araguz 6 249 41.5 47 1 3 0 34.3 2 23
Tennessee Oilers Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
Reggie Roby 5 171 34.2 46 0 1 0 32.8 2 7

Defense
Oakland Raiders Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
James Trapp 0.0 0.0 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0
Lance Johnstone 0.5 3.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Russell Maryland 1.0 9.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Anthony Smith 1.5 6.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Tennessee Oilers Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Joe Bowden 1.0 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Kenny Holmes 1.0 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Pratt Lyons 1.0 7.0 0 0 0.0 0 0

1997 NFL Scoreboard - Week 1
Sunday, August 31, 1997
Indianapolis 10
Miami 16
Boxscore FINAL
Oakland 21
Tennessee 24
Boxscore FINAL/OT
San Diego 7
New England 41
Boxscore FINAL
Arizona 21
Cincinnati 24
Boxscore FINAL
Atlanta 17
Detroit 28
Boxscore FINAL
Dallas 37
Pittsburgh 7
Boxscore FINAL
Minnesota 34
Buffalo 13
Boxscore FINAL
New Orleans 24
St. Louis 38
Boxscore FINAL
Philadelphia 17
NY Giants 31
Boxscore FINAL
Jacksonville 28
Baltimore 27
Boxscore FINAL
Kansas City 3
Denver 19
Boxscore FINAL
NY Jets 41
Seattle 3
Boxscore FINAL
San Francisco 6
Tampa Bay 13
Boxscore FINAL
Washington 24
Carolina 10
Boxscore FINAL
Monday, September 1, 1997
Chicago 24
Green Bay 38
Boxscore FINAL
Complete Scoreboard