1:02 pm
September 25

Raiders @ Titans

Who will WIN this matchup?

Las Vegas Raiders (0-2)

@ Tennessee Titans (0-2)


Current odds:

Las Vegas Raiders: (-132)

Tennessee Titans: (+110)


The starting line-up for the Raiders by 2 points.

A pair of surprisingly winless teams hope to end their misery at the other’s expense when the Las Vegas Raiders face the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon at Nashville, Tenn. The clubs will be meeting for the first time since 2019, when Ryan Tannehill threw for three touchdowns and Derrick Henry ran for another two in a 42-21 Titans win in the Raiders’ final season in Oakland. The recent series has been dominated by the road team, with the visitor having won five in a row, including the Raiders’ last three visits to Nashville.

Each team has opened this season without home-field success, with the Titans getting shocked 21-20 by the New York Giants in Week 1, before the Raiders were overtaken by the Arizona Cardinals in a 29-23 overtime defeat last Sunday.

While Las Vegas has lost its first two games by a total of 11 points, Tennessee followed up its narrow defeat at the hands of the Giants by being shellacked 41-7 at Buffalo on Monday night. The primary goal this week at Titans practices: Erase the nationally televised embarrassment from their memories.

The Titans have yet to get Henry rolling. The NFL’s leading rusher in two of the last three seasons has totaled just 107 yards and one touchdown in his first two outings of 2022.

Tennessee went 18-3 when Henry rushed for 100 or more yards in the last three regular seasons. His high so far this year is 82.

The Raiders likewise would like to forget a Week 2 nightmare, but not all of it. They were on top of their game while running up a 20-0 halftime lead over the Cardinals, only to get outscored 29-3 the rest of the way, including 22-0 in the final 8:13 of regulation and 5:55 of overtime.

Arizona’s winning score came on a fumble return, but Raiders defense coordinator Patrick Graham recognizes his unit was on the field for a majority of the Cardinals’ comeback, which was led by quarterback Kyler Murray.

The Raiders hope to protect quarterback Derek Carr better this week after he’s been sacked six times in the first two games. To that end, they made a trade Wednesday, acquiring offensive tackle Justin Herron from the New England Patriots for a reported sixth-round pick.

Herron played for current Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels when he was the Patriots’ offensive coordinator the last two years.

The Titans have issues at offensive tackle as well, with standout Taylor Lewan having suffered a knee injury in Monday’s loss. He was ruled out on Friday.

Tennessee also ruled out linebackers Bud Dupree (hip), Ola Adeniyi (neck) and defensive back Ugo Amadi (ankle). Receiver/returner Kyle Philips (shoulder) is doubtful and linebacker Zach Cunningham (knee) is questionable.

The Raiders ruled out receiver Hunter Renfrow (concussion) and linebacker Denzel Perryman (ankle). Running back Josh Jacobs (illness), center Andre James (concussion), safety Tre’von Moehrig (hip), and defensive tackles Neil Farrell Jr. (shoulder) and Bilal Nichols (shoulder) are questionable.

StreakSmarter Pick
Las Vegas Raiders