Raiders visit Titans in winless team clash


TENNESSEE (0-2) at LAS VEGAS (0-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE: Raiders by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Las Vegas 0-2; Tennessee 0-2. SERIES RECORD: The Raiders lead 30-21.

TENNESSEE (0-2) at LAS VEGAS (0-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE: Raiders by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.

AGAINST THE SPREAD: Las Vegas 0-2; Tennessee 0-2.

SERIES RECORD: The Raiders lead 30-21.

LAST MEETING: The Titans defeated the Raiders 42-21 on Dec. 8, 2019 in Oakland.

LAST WEEK: The Raiders lost 29-23 in overtime to the Cardinals; Titans 41-7 at Bills.

RAIDERS ATTACK: GLOBAL (23), RUSH (30), PASS (11), SCORING (13).

RAIDERS DEFENSE: GENERAL (23), RUSH (16), PASS (28), SCORING (24).

ATTACK ON TITANS: GLOBAL (27), RUSH (24), PASS (25), SCORING (28).

TITANS DEFENSE: GENERAL (25), RUSH (31), PASS (17), SCORING (30).

REVENUE DIFFERENTIAL: Raiders minus-3; Titans minus-3.

RAIDERS PLAYER TO WATCH: WR Davante Adams. After having 10 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown in his Raiders debut, Adams was much calmer last week. He had two catches for 12 yards for his fewest receptions in a game since 2017. He was only targeted seven times and didn’t catch after halftime. Adams had his 75th career touchdown catch.

TITANS PLAYER TO WATCH: QB Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill has won all four career starts against the Raiders with a career passer rating of 124.4 in those games. Tennessee is hoping for that kind of performance after Tannehill went 11 of 20 for 117 yards and two interceptions in Week 2 against Buffalo before being retired early in a blowout loss.

KEY MATCHUP: The Raiders run D against Derrick Henry. The Titans’ star running back starts slow with just 107 rushing yards the first two weeks. The Raiders’ run defense has been strong early this season, allowing just 3.7 yards per carry, sixth-best in the NFL.

KEY INJURIES: Titans LT Taylor Lewan (knee) is expected to miss the game and LB Bud Dupree (hip) could also be out. … Tennessee CB Kristian Fulton (hamstring) and RB Dontrell Hilliard (hamstring) could return after missing last week’s game. … Raiders RB Brandon Bolden (hamstring) could return after missing last week’s game. … C Andre James (concussion), WR Hunter Renfrow (concussion), S Tre’von Moehrig (hip), LB Denzel Perryman (ankle) and DT Bilal Nichols (shoulder) also discuss injuries and their status for this week is unknown.

SERIES NOTES: The Raiders have won three of the last four games in the series. … The road team has won the last five meetings with the Raiders three times in Tennessee and the Titans the last two meetings between the teams in Oakland.

STATS AND STUFF: Tennessee is trying to avoid its first 0-3 start since 2009. … The Titans’ 34-point loss last week was their most lopsided since the 57-14 loss to Houston on Oct. 1, 2017. … Tennessee scored touchdowns on first drive the first two weeks and 13 points on his other 20 drives. … The Titans have been passed by 83 yards per game this season. Tennessee has led the opposition by 52.2 yards per game over the past two seasons, second-best in the NFL. … WR Treylon Burks was among four Titans rookies in the starting lineup at Buffalo. Burks led the Titans with four catches for 47 yards. This is the most rookie starters for Tennessee since starting four on Dec. 13, 2015 at the New York Jets. … The Titans have played a total of nine rookies against the Bills, the most since playing nine against Houston on Jan. 1, 2017. … The Titans are 8-2 in games played on short rest or nothing less than a six-day break between games. … Two-time All-Pro Titans S Kevin Byard is slated to play his 100th career regular-season game. … The Raiders are looking to avoid their first 0-3 start since 2018. … Las Vegas is 11-6 on the road since the start of the 2020 season. … The Raiders lost a 20-point lead in last week’s loss for the first time in franchise history. … Las Vegas is passing 70.9% of the games this season, the second highest rate in the NFL. … The DE Chandler Jones Raiders had five sacks for Arizona in the season opener at Tennessee last season. … Las Vegas WR Mack Hollins had five catches for 66 yards last week. … Raiders QB Derek Carr completed just 1 of 7 passes thrown at least 20 yards down. … Las Vegas K Daniel Carlson had 28 consecutive FGs, the longest active streak in the NFL. … Raiders LB Divine Deablo had 15 tackles last week.

FANTASY TIP: The Raiders avoided the running game the first two weeks, but could look to start Josh Jacobs this week. Jacobs had 81 scrimmage yards last week and 73 in Game 1. He looks healthy and could put in some big numbers if he gets more chances.

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