Oakland Raiders

Raiders vs. Titans at a glance

The particulars

  • Opponent: at Tennessee Titans
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Line: Raiders by 1
  • Records: Raiders 1-1, Titans 1-1
  • TV/radio: Ch. 13 (Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein), 1140

Three things to watch

WHERE’S THE D?

The Raiders are off to a historically bad start defensively, allowing 507 yards in a season-opening 35-34 win at New Orleans and 528 in a 35-28 loss last week to visiting Atlanta. The 1,035 yards are the most allowed through two weeks for any team since at least 1940, according to Pro Football Reference. Coach Jack Del Rio plans some changes this week, with rookie safety Karl Joseph and rookie linebacker Cory James expected to get more time.

THE OTHER SIDE

The Raiders’ offense has been clicking, and it needs to be with the defense so inept. The Raiders lead the league with 470 yards per game and 63 points in two games. The running game, led by Latavius Murray, is averaging 161 yards, and quarterback Derek Carr has thrown for 618 yards and four touchdowns. The Raiders also have committed no turnovers and allowed just one sack.

MIGHTY MARIOTA

The Raiders are giving up a league-worst 404 yards passing per game, so Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota, already the NFL’s most accurate passer in the fourth quarter, could have a big day if the Titans can protect him. This will be the Titans’ first game without right guard Chance Warmack, out with a torn tendon in his right hand.

Bee Sports Staff, The Associated Press

Injury report

RAIDERS

  • Out: T Austin Howard (ankle), OL Matt McCants (knee)
  • Questionable: CB David Amerson (concussion), C Rodney Hudson (knee), G Gabe Jackson (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), DT Darius Latham (concussion), DE Jihad Ward (hip), T Menelik Watson (groin)

TITANS

  • Questionable: LB Derrick Morgan (hamstring), TE Delanie Walker (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (hamstring)

Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

OUTCOME

RECORD

Sept. 11

at New Orleans

W, 35-34

1-0

Sept. 18

vs. Atlanta

L, 35-28

1-1

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

TV

Sept. 25

at Tennessee

10 a.m.

Ch. 13

Oct. 2

at Baltimore

10 a.m.

Ch. 13

Oct. 9

vs. San Diego

1:25 p.m.

Ch. 13

Oct. 16

vs. Kansas City

1:05 p.m.

Ch. 13

Oct. 23

at Jacksonville

10 a.m.

Ch. 13

Oct. 30

at Tampa Bay

10 a.m.

Ch. 13

Nov. 6

vs. Denver

5:30 p.m.

Ch. 3

Nov. 13

BYE

Nov. 21

vs. Houston

5:30 p.m.

ESPN

Nov. 27

vs. Carolina

1:25 p.m.

Ch. 13

Dec. 4

vs. Buffalo

1:05 p.m.

Ch. 13

Dec. 8

at Kansas City

5:25 p.m.

Ch. 3

Dec. 18

at San Diego

1:25 p.m.

Ch. 13

Dec. 24

vs. Indianapolis

1:05 p.m.

Ch. 13

Jan. 1

at Denver

1:25 p.m.

Ch. 13

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