As Week 3 of the NFL season arrives, two teams that are on the rise are the Oakland Raiders and the Tennessee Titans. The two teams have young quarterbacks who should turn into superstars in short order and as Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota matchup in this seemingly key AFC matchup on Sunday afternoon, the winner could be in line to get their team to the playoffs while the loser could be staring at another long season. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Raiders lost 35-28 at home to the Atlanta Falcons and have scored 63 points over the first two weeks of the season. Carr has thrown for 618 yards and four touchdowns while finding both Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree 11 times on the season. Cooper is leading the team with 208 receiving yards. Latavius Murray has 116 yards rushing and two touchdowns but this is clearly a passing team right now. The defense must get better and can’t allow 35 points a week if Oakland is going to make a playoff run this season. This is the week to do it against Mariota.
The Titans slipped past the Detroit Lions 16-15 during their second straight NFC North game. They return to the AFC looking to get to 2-1 on the year. Mariota has passed for 509 yards and four touchdowns so far this season and has his favorite target in tight end Delanie Walker with his nine catches for 125 yards. DeMarco Murray has rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown while also having 12 catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Tennessee’s defense has been very impressive so far this year especially after slowing down Matthew Stafford last week. They will need a similar performance in this one.
What time is the Raiders vs. Titans game?
The Raiders vs. Titans game will begin at 1:00 P.M. Eastern/12:00 P.M. Central.
What date and channel will the Raiders vs. Titans game be on?
The Raiders vs. Titans game will be played on Sunday, September25 and can be seen on CBS.