So far this season the Oakland defense is allowing 290.5 yards per game passing and 114.7 yards rusing per game. In the process they stand 4-6 on the season while allowing 24.9 points per game in their ten games, but in their six losses, the Raiders allow 26.1 points per contest. Conversely in wins the silver and black allow 25.9 points per game.
What do all these numbers mean for Mariota and the Titans offense?
There are points to be had versus the Raiders and if the Titans are going to win the football, their offense will have to score points. While that is an obvious statement when the name of the game is scoring points, but the Titan have struggled to do that at times this season, and they must overcome that trend this week versus a team that is not a strong defensive unit.
Kendall Wright returns to the lineup this week and his presense will hopefully add another option to the passing game along with Delanie Walker who is the team's leading receiver. The Titans will also need Dorial Green-Beckham to step forward and continue his growth as a viable weapon on the outside.
However, it is the offensive line and running back Antonio Andrews who will need to play the most prominant role if the Titans are to win. Running the football, controlling clock and keeping the Raiders offense on the sideline will be key to getting their first home victory since early last season. That fact is not lost on the interim head coach Mike Mularkye and the Titans players who were reminded regularly this week that they have lost ten consecutive games inside Nissan Stadium.