From Motown to Music City: Raiders Head to Nashville to Face Titans

The Oakland Raiders will finish off the second leg of their back-to-back road games this week as they travel to Tennessee to face the Titans on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 10:00 a.m. PT at Nissan Stadium. The Titans are the Raiders' sole AFC South opponent this season, as they will play the entire division next season. Oakland and Tennessee last played each other in 2013 at O.co Coliseum, and the two teams last met in Nashville in the 2010 season opener. The Raiders and Titans have faced each other 10 times since the Titans moved to Tennessee. Last week, the Raiders suffered a road loss at the hands of the Detroit Lions, 13-18, while the Titans lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 13-19, on Thursday Night Football.

THE SETTING

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Date:Sunday, Nov. 29

Kickoff:10:00 a.m. PT

Site:Nissan Stadium (1999)

Capacity/Surface:69,143/Natural grass

Regular Season:Raiders lead, 23-20

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In Oakland's first trip to Detroit since 2003, the team's defense posted four sacks on the afternoon and limited the Lions to just one touchdown. DE Denico Autry, LB Ben Heeney, DE Benson Mayowa and LB Malcolm Smith all registered sacks on the afternoon, with Heeney getting the first of his career. DE Khalil Mack had a strong game, totaling eight tackles, including two behind the line of scrimmage. CB David Amerson led the way for the secondary, registering four passes defensed. On offense, QB Derek Carr threw for 169 yards on 13-of-25 passing. RB Latavius Murray found the end zone for the fourth time this season and rushed for 28 yards. WR Michael Crabtree hauled in six passes for for 50 yards and WR Seth Roberts posted a team-high 54 receiving yards. K Sebastian Janikowski connected on two field goals, including a 56-yarder. P Marquette King pinned the Lions inside their own 20-yard line three times, including a 66-yard punt. King also connected on a 76-yard free kick following a safety.

Next week, the Raiders will return home to O.co Coliseum to take on the Kansas City Chiefs for the first time in 2015, and the Titans will host the Jaguars.

BROADCAST INFORMATION

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TELEVISION

CBS

Play-by-play: Greg GumbelColor Analyst:Trent Green
Sideline: Jamie Erdahl

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RAIDERS RADIO

Flagship:95.7 The GAME

Play-by-play:Greg Papa
Color Analyst:Tom FloresSideline:Lincoln Kennedy

Spanish Radio
Flagship: KSOL 98.9 FM
(Radio Estereo Sol 98.9 y 99.1)
Play-by-play: Fernando Arias
Color Analyst: Ambrosio Rico

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QUOTING DEL RIO

"We expect to be better than we were [Sunday against Detroit]. There's no sugarcoating that. I'm disappointed that we weren't better. I'm going to do everything I can within my power to make sure that I'm doing my part and that as a staff, we're doing our part. Then we'll make sure that the demands go right through the organization, through the roster, through the football team, that each man is being held accountable to do his job and perform and help us win."

- Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio

NOTABLE CONNECTIONS

Pro Connections

• Raiders defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson was selected in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. He played 10 seasons (1991-2000) at safety for the franchise, earning All-Pro honors in 1993. He later served as the Titans' director of player development from 2003-06, assistant secondary coach from 2007-08 and secondary coach from 2009-11.

• Titans offensive coordinator Jason Michael made his NFL coaching debut with the Raiders in 2005 as a quality control coach.

• Titans special teams assistant Steve Hoffman was the special teams coordinator for the Raiders in 2012.

• Titans LB David Bass was originally drafted by the Raiders in the seventh round (233rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

• Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio (linebacker) and Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton (safety) were teammates with the Dallas Cowboys from 1989-1991.

Photos from the Raiders vs Titans all-time series.

• Raiders assistant defensive backs coach Rod Woodson played secondary for Titans Assistant Head Coach/Defense Dick LeBeau (secondary/defensive coordinator) from 1992-1996 with the
Steelers. Under LeBeau's watch, Woodson won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1993.

• Raiders tight ends coach Bobby Johnson (tight ends), senior offensive assistant Jake Peetz (offensive analyst/assistant quaterbacks) and Titans running backs coach Sylvester Croom (running backs) were on Titans interim head coach Mike Mularkey's (head coach) staff in Jacksonville in 2012.

• Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave (quarterbacks) was on Titans interim head coach Mike Mularkey's offensive staff with the Atlanta Falcons from 2008-2010 when Mularkey was the
offensive coordinator.

College Connections

• Raiders WR Amari Cooper and Titans G Chance Warmack were teammates at Alabama in 2012, helping the team win the BCS National Championship that year. They were both later selected in the first round of the NFL Draft (Cooper in 2015 and Warmack in 2013).

• Raiders LB Malcolm Smith played with Titans DT Jurrell Casey at USC in 2008-2010. The two played for Raiders defensive line coach Jethro Franklin (defensive line) and defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. (assistant head coach defense/linebackers) at USC in 2009.

• Titans offensive line coach Bob Bostad worked at San Jose State from 1997-1998 as the co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach.

• Titans TE Craig Stevens played four years at Cal from 2004- 2007.

Tennessee Connections

• Raiders TE Lee Smith (Powell) and DT Dan Williams (Memphis) are both from Tennessee. They both later attended college in the state, with Smith going to Marshall and Williams going to the University of Tennessee.

TITANS SNAPSHOT

Overview: The Tennessee Titans enter Week 12 in the midst of a two-game losing streak, as they have posted a 2-8 record in 2015. The Titans are under the direction of Interim Head Coach Mike Mularkey, who has posted a 1-2 mark since taking over head coaching duties on Nov. 3. Prior to coaching the Titans, Mularkey posted a 16-32 record (.333) with the Buffalo Bills (2004-05) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2012).

Offense: When the Titans selected QB Marcus Mariota with the second-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, they immediately put the offense in his hands. Mariota has been productive to the tune of 2,026 passing yards on 169-of-259 passing (65.3 percent) with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions for a passer rating of 96.1. In the passing game, TE Delanie Walker has been a top target with 53 receptions for 617 yards (11.6 avg.) and three touchdowns. WR Kendall Wright has 28 receptions, most among wide receivers, for 343 yards (12.3 avg.) and three touchdowns. In the running game, Mariota relies on second-year RB Antonio Andrews, who leads the team with 99 carries for 376 yards (3.8 avg.) and two touchdowns.

Defense: Tennessee's defense is led by Assistant Head Coach/Defense Dick LeBeau, a 57-year NFL veteran as a player and coach, who is in his first year with the Titans. The unit allows 23.3
points per game and ranks in the top 10 in the league by allowing just 324.3 yards per game and only 214.2 net passing yards per game. The squad has produced 10 interceptions on the season, including a team-high two each by LB Zach Brown and CB Coty Sensabaugh. Seventh-year OLB Brian Orakpo leads the team with seven sacks, while DT Jurrell Casey and LB Wesley Woodyard each have five sacks. Woodyard also leads the squad in tackles with 60 (42 solo), according to NFL GSIS.

INDIVIDUAL STATS VS. TITANS

Head Coach Jack Del Rio

Career Totals: 7-9 record vs. Tennessee and 4-4 road record against the Titans as a head coach.

• As head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, his team allowed just 262 total yards and defeated the Titans 37-7 on Nov. 5, 2006.

• In the last game he coached at Tennessee, Del Rio's Jaguars intercepted two passes and stifled the Titans' offense to the tune of 220 total yards in a 17-6 win.

S Nate Allen

Career Totals: 12 tackles (11 solo) and one fumble recovery in two career games (1-1).
• As a rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles, recorded a then-career-high eight tackles (seven solo) in the Eagles' loss on Oct. 24, 2010.

• Last season, notched four solo tackles and recovered a fumble against Tennessee on Nov. 23.

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K Sebastian Janikowski**

Career Totals: 16-for-22 on field goals and 21-for-21 on extra points for 69 total points in eight career regular season games (3-5); 2-for-2 on field goals and 5-for-5 on extra points in one postseason game (1-0).

• In his last regular season meeting with Tennessee, tied a career high with six field goal attempts and connected on four of them, including a 52-yarder.

• On Jan. 19, 2003, connected on all five extra point attempts and two field goals in the Raiders' postseason win.

FB Marcel Reece

Career Totals: Four receptions for 44 yards (11.0 avg.) with one touchdown and five rushing attempts for 14 yards (2.8 avg.) in two career games (0-2).

• On Nov. 24, 2013, caught a 27-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter in the Raiders' loss.

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