Early Look: Raiders and Titans Clash in Music City

Photos from the Raiders vs Titans all-time series.

The Oakland Raiders head to Music City for a Week 12 clash with the Tennessee Titans at the newly named Nissan Stadium in Nashville. It'll almost be like facing the Pittsburgh Steelers with the Titans featuring Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt and new defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. Whisenhunt was the offensive coordinator for Pittsburgh while LeBeau served as defensive coordinator.

As of this writing, former Oregon quarterback, Marcus Mariota, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, has not yet signed his rookie contract.  

One of the best moments of the last 15 years for the Raiders came in the 2002 AFC Championship Game when the Silver and Black came from behind to defeat the Titans 41-24 and earn a trip to Super Bowl XXXVII. The series has an interesting history. The Titans franchise originated as the Houston Oilers in the American Football League in 1960.

Here are some note about the series:

Notable Titans free agent signings include linebacker Brian Orakpo, wide receiver Harry Douglas, and tight end Anthony Fasano.

The Raiders lead the all-time series 23-20, with a 4-0 record in the post season.

Former Raiders special teams coach Steve Hoffman serves as assistant special teams coach for the Titans.

Former Raiders linebacker Kaelin Burnett and wide receiver Jacoby Ford are currently with the Titans.

Former Houston Oilers quarterback George Blanda played for the Raiders from 1967-75 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981.

Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio is 8-9 vs. the Titans all-time.

The Titans have won the last three meetings dating back to Oct. 28, 2007.

The Raiders are a combined 11-14 on the road against the Oilers and Titans, and own a 1-5 record in road games at Tennessee.

The Raiders have won all four postseason contests against the Hous­ton Oilers/Tennessee Titans, including the 1967 AFL Championship Game on Dec. 31, 1967 (40-7) and the 2002 AFC Championship Game on Jan. 19, 2003 (41-24).

In the teams' last meeting, Nov. 24, 2013, WR Rod Streater led the Raiders with five receptions and 93 yards, while FB Marcel Reece added a 27-yard touchdown reception in the 19-23 loss.

Oakland's last win against Tennessee came on the road on Oct. 30, 2005, a 34-25 victory.

Raiders defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft, and went on to play 10 seasons for the Oilers/Titans from 1991-2000. He began his coaching career with Tennessee as assistant secondary coach from 2007-08 and as secondary coach from 2009-11.

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