When the Oakland Raiders step inside Nissan Stadium on Sunday, their potent offense, led by quarterback Derek Carr will face a Tennessee Titans defense lead by Jurrell Casey and Brian Orakpo that doesn't allow many points per game.
It will be a battle of strengths when these two units go at it, and for the Titans, the keys to winning this game do not rest as much on the shoulders of the defense as it does there offense.
The Raiders defense is allowing over 24 points per game along with big yardage in the running and passing games, so the Titans offense must be able to move the football and score points if the team is to win.
For the Titans defense they obviously want to limit the Raiders offense and their talented wide receivers Michael Crabtree and rookie Amari Cooper but with the injuries the Titans have endured in the secondary, that could be a tall order.
The Titans pass rush must come through with a big effort to get pressure, hits and sacks against Carr to help the cornerbacks hold up against the arial attack of Oakland. If they can get to Carr and limit the Raiders offense then they will have a chance to win. They can not allow this game to become a shootout where there offense is forced to match scores with the Raiders in this one.