From there, the Raiders put together almost a flawless drive, getting a solid 14-yard carry from a spry-looking Marshawn Lynch, a completion to tight end Jared Cook, then a short pass to Amari Cooper, who bulldozed his way into the end zone. As such, make sure you stay up to date on everything going on throughout this matchup by keeping up with the score and highlights below once the game begins.
46th regular-season meeting.
Given the strength of these two offenses, this game appeared destined to be a shootout. It could have been a nice gain for the Raiders who were locked into a tight game at the time.
But the Raiders and quarterback Derek Carr did too much damage against Tennessee's defense.
Giorgio Tavecchio: Tavecchio was outstanding in his first career regular season game. The Titans had to settle for a pair of Ryan Succop field goals after driving inside the Oakland 10. The Raiders signed him to the practice squad this week and activated him Saturday after putting Sebastian Janokowski on injured reserve with a back injury. Carr had 54 passing yards, including 19 on a touchdown pass to Seth Roberts, to help open a 23-13 lead following Tavecchio's successful extra point. When Janikowski started having back issues the "rookie" got his shot with the Raiders and made a heck of a debut.
Jackson made two plays like that while matched up against Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the game.
What it all means: This is a very good Raider team.
They did demonstrate some improvement on that side of the ball in Week 1.
Oakland did stifle Tennessee's potent rushing attack, on the bright side.
Oakland's offense is stacked with playmakers, and it could be even better than it was previous year if Lynch stays healthy. If the Titans have their way, they will win time of possession with that run game, to help keep the defense fresh, and hope to use a solid pass rush to compensate for a rebuilt secondary that still showed some holes in the opener.