The Las Vegas Raiders enter a must-win game against the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. Here are the x-factors ahead of the matchup.
The Las Vegas Raiders cannot afford to go 0-3 to start the season, not in a stacked AFC and surely not within a tightly contested AFC West division. The sky is not falling just yet, but a loss against the Titans this week would surely. open the floodgates for doubt to creep in.
Thankfully the Raiders have the advantage in this one, at least on paper, and should get their first win of the season if they follow the right script.
Through the first two weeks of the season, it’s largely been a tale of two halves with Las Vegas. Either they start out strong out the gate or they wait until the final moments to turn the extra gear. Perhaps it’s a sign of getting accustomed overall to a new scheme, but Week 3 provides an opportunity for this offense to reach its potential.
The Silver and Black should notch their first win of the season so long as they correct their mistakes from these past two games. More or less these factors are small but impactful, but they will no doubt be keys to victory. Ahead of Sunday’s contest, here are the x-factors that are key for the Raiders.