Oakland Raiders Week 2 Preview: Keys to the Game

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September 13, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio (right) instructs against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After losing the regular season opener at home in embarrassing fashion to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Raiders will look to bounce back Sunday against perennial contenders in the Baltimore Ravens, who lost a tight heartbreaker to the Denver Broncos last week and will look to bounce back strong as well.

The Raiders are a clear underdog in this game, with the Ravens favored by 7 despite the game being held at O.co Coliseum in Oakland. Each team is nursing key injuries and coming off losses, but the Raiders have far more to prove than John Harbaugh’s Ravens, who made it to the second round of the playoffs last year and won a Super Bowl in recent memory. Here are five key elements that can make or break the Raiders chances to pull the upset at home:

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