NASHVILLE, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Craig Hentrich kicked three field goals Sunday night to help lift Tennessee to a 25-20 win over the Oakland Raiders.
It was a rematch of last season's AFC championship game and the first Sunday night game of the new season. Hentrich, the Titans punter, had the biggest impact on the contest.
He was forced into the kicking role when Joe Nedney suffered a sprained right knee in the second quarter while making a tackle on a kickoff.
He booted a 49-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, connected from 34 yards in the third quarter, and was good from 33 yards with 32 seconds left in the contest, giving the Titans their final margin of victory.
Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon completed 24-of-38 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns, but was sacked four times. He missed one play with just over seven minutes left in the game with an apparent left knee injury after getting sacked by Titans defensive end Jevon Kearse.