The Las Vegas Raiders may have fallen to 0-3 on Sunday, but their 2022 season is far from over, especially after another wild weekend in the NFL.
On Sunday, the Las Vegas Raiders went to Nashville, Tennessee to take on the Titans, a team that had gotten off to a slow start to their 2022 season as well. Both teams went into 2022 looking like legitimate playoff contenders, only to get out to 0-2 starts, and look lost doing so.
Tennessee went into this matchup off a terrible loss to the Buffalo Bills, a team many consider the front-runner to win the AFC this season. In the first half, the Titans were downright dominant on the offensive side of the ball, as Derrick Henry ran all over them, and Ryan Tannehill looked like Joe Montana.
In the second half, the Raiders played much better but were still atrocious when it mattered. They were 2-of-6 in the red zone, and 1-of-12 on third down, not exactly a recipe to win football games at this level.
Still, they had a chance to tie it up with under two minutes left with a two-point conversion, but as was their problem all day, they failed to convert. Despite this, and being 0-3, the season is far from over, or at least, we hope so.
Raiders need to play a full 60 minutes
For the third straight week, the Raiders did not play a full 60 minutes of good football, something that has reared its ugly face every game this season. They played soft in the first half, only to make a furious rally late, which is what the case was against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1.
In Week 2, they had the reverse effect against Arizona, dominating the first half, and then faltering late. If they hope to get involved in what looks like a very wide-open AFC, they have to put it together for a full four quarters, and that includes not taking your foot off the gas with a big lead.
The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 3 on the road, and here are some key matchups to keep an eye on.
Los Angeles and Kansas City looked very bad in their losses this past weekend, and while Denver is 2-1, they are a very bad football team. The Raiders’ season is far from over, and they can get an AFC West win this week, so while it seems dead right now, 14 games still remain for the Raiders to live up to preseason expectations.