Las Vegas Raiders 2022 opponent offseason review: Tennessee Titans
The defense, which was pretty good last season, will be mostly the same. They were led by two Pro Bowlers in safety Kevin Byard and defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons. Simmons had the best season of his three-year career so far, finishing the season with 8.5 sacks, 16 quarterback hits, and 12 tackles for a loss, making his first Pro Bowl.
Byard made the Pro Bowl and was named first-team All-Pro for the first time since his sophomore season in 2017. Byard had five interceptions, 13 passes defended, and 88 total tackles in 2021, and those are the two main defenders the Las Vegas Raiders offense will have to worry about the most in Week 3.
The Titans also bring back former Raiders defensive end Denico Autry and former Pittsburgh Steeler pass rusher Bud Dupree, who was not himself last season after “rushing” back from his ACL tear in the 2020 season, eventually only playing in 11 total games for the Titans last season.
Autry finished the season with nine sacks, ten tackles for a loss, and 18 quarterback hits for the Titans, both of which were career highs.