OAKLAND -- One of Scranton's favorite sons will leave O.co Stadium happy Sunday.
The other for all intents and purposes will be out of the playoff race.
Raiders rookie quarterback Matt McGloin went to West Scranton High and Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak to Scranton Central. The Pennsylvania town is abuzz.
"I'm sure they have a big Raiders fan base in Scranton now because of Matt, as they do Titan fans," Munchak said.
There were even plans to present an "Electric City Bowl" trophy to the winner (Scranton has been known as the Electric City since electronic lights and later street cars were introduced to the town in the 1880s).
But alas, there were logistical issues, and Paul McGloin Jr., Matt's oldest brother, confirmed Saturday the trophy did not make the trip and ostensibly will be given at a later date.
Outside of Scranton, the fan bases of the Raiders and Titans need only to look at the standings to see how precarious the postseason landscape is with both teams at 4-6.
The Raiders and Titans are joined by the Steelers, Ravens, Browns and Chargers at 4-6, with the Jets and Dolphins at 5-5.
With the Colts, Bengals and Patriots holding solid leads in their respective divisions and the Broncos and Chiefs both at 9-1, the glut of eight teams at 4-6 or 5-5 appear to be fighting for the second wild-card spot behind either Denver or Kansas City.
If the Raiders are holding out hope of actually being a playoff team, getting back-to-back wins would be a place to start.
Since Reggie McKenzie became general manager and Dennis Allen head coach in January 2012, the Raiders have won consecutive games one time. On Oct. 21 and 28 of last season, the Raiders beat Jacksonville and then Kansas City -- teams that ended up with a combined 4-28 record.
Neither Oakland nor Tennessee is operating with the quarterback who started the season. McGloin, an undrafted free agent who stepped in for an injured Terrelle Pryor last Sunday, will get his second start after throwing three touchdown passes in a 28-23 win at Houston.
McGloin said he doesn't feel any additional pressure trying to hold on to the starting position because "you have to be relaxed when you play ... you just go out and play and see what happens."
Offensive coordinator Greg Olson doesn't see the Titans being more equipped to deal with McGloin simply because they have an entire game on tape to study.
"I don't expect a major shift in how teams are going to come and prepare," Olson said. "Obviously he's a different player than Terrelle Pryor, but I don't see any major changes coming at him."
The Titans turned to former Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick after Jake Locker was lost for the season following foot surgery. Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver said Fitzpatrick likes to spread the field and has consistent targets in rookie Kendall Wright, veteran Nate Washington and former 49ers tight end Delanie Walker.
Tennessee running back Chris Johnson, one of the NFL's most explosive runners since his rookie season in 2008, is ranked 11th with 632 yards and averaging a career-low 3.8 yards per carry.
Allen believes Johnson is still a formidable test for the Raiders' sixth-ranked rushing defense.
"If he's lost it, I haven't seen it," Allen said. "He's still very explosive. You've got to try to get him off his track and not let him get downhill."
Jenkins was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama State, where he played quarterback.
Quarterback Tyler Wilson will remain on the 53-man roster, an indication that Pryor might not be available to be the backup to McGloin.