Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders: Game preview and prediction
By Nick Ellis
The Raiders have looked awful the last two weeks, but if there is anything we have learned recently, it is that anything can happen in the NFL. The Raiders sit at 6-6 with a favorable schedule remaining, while the Titans sit ahead of them at 7-5.
This game is one of the most important of the season for both teams, and if we are basing things off the last two games, this matchup heavily favors the Titans. The Titans started off the season slow, but since winning the starting job, Ryan Tannehill has the team rolling with wins over the Colts, Jaguars, and Chiefs in their last three outings.
The Titans offense is one of the worst in the NFL in terms of yards per game, and they allow more sacks per game than any other team in the league. Unfortunately for the Raiders, their defense and pass rush has been non-existent lately.
The main matchup for this game will be the Raiders run defense against Derrick Henry. When the Titans feed Henry, he tends to dominate defenses. The Raiders’ rushing defense has played fairly well this season, but for the most part, they have been inconsistent.
If the Raiders want to win this game, they are going to have to stop the run, get to the QB, and find some kind of spark in the offense that can translate to points. If the Raiders play like they have the last two weeks, it will result in another 30 point loss.