After two blowout losses on the road, the Raiders (6-6) will be playing their penultimate game at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum against the Titans (7-5) on Sunday.
Heading into the biggest game of the season, the Raiders will be without their starting right tackle and perhaps even star running back Josh Jacobs.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell dubbed Las Vegas a “Super Bowl” city Thursday during a tour of Allegiant Stadium.
In 14 December games, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has carried 225 times for 1,176 yards and 14 touchdowns. He ran for 149 yards last week at Indianapolis.
DeShone Kizer, a former Notre Dame standout who started 15 games for the Cleveland Browns in 2017 as a rookie, is being promoted to the No. 2 quarterback spot this week.
Tennessee’s Derrick Henry is No. 3 in the NFL with 1,140 yards rushing. Oakland’s Josh Jacobs is No. 4 at 1,061. Both backs entered the league after starring at Alabama.
The Raiders are not a big-play offense, and by commiting too many offensive penalties they are creating too many second-and-long situations.
With just two home games remaining for the Raiders in Oakland, the end of their Bay Area era is settling in.
With rain in the Bay Area, the Raiders once again held their Wednesday walk-through at an indoor offsite location to counter the weather.
Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow appears likely to be out for more games, but Raiders coach Jon Gruden hopes to have him back for the season’s last two games.