Oakland Raiders Power Rankings: Week 3

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After a tough loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the Oakland Raiders head into Week 3 with a record of 1-1. The Silver and Black will take on the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium Sunday at 10:00 a.m. PT.

The Raiders' offense has been stellar, but the defense doesn't appear to be on the same page through the first two weeks of the season. Before the team takes on a run-heavy Titans offense, the defense should be focused on regrouping and getting on the same page.

Head Coach Jack Del Rio has made it clear that the team "isn't interested in alibis" and will get back to work this week.

Here is our power rankings list, brought to you by NFL Extra Points.

Current Ranking: No. 19

Previous Ranking: No. 15

Movement: Down 4

Analysis: What the hell is going on with the Raiders' revamped defense?

Head coach Jack Del Rio is pulling starters again. He's calling defensive plays again. And, through two weeks, the Raiders are a laughingstock again. Over these past 14 days, they've surrendered more yards (1,035) than any team since 1940. 1940! Did they even play with helmets in 1940 or just those little caps?

Derek Carr and his offense is averaging 31.5 points per game and can't keep up. That's worse than pathetic.

Next opponent: Tennessee Titans

Looking ahead: The Raiders want to be tougher? Here's their shot. The Titans won't throw the ball 40 times. Go stop them.

Current Ranking: No. 16

Previous Ranking: No. 10

Movement: Down 6

Analysis: If we told you Derek Carr was completing 69.9 percent of his passes with no interceptions, you'd probably think the Raiders were 2-0. Unfortunately the defense has allowed 69 points in two games. If it allows that many to the Titans in Week 3, Oakland may have a problem.

Current Ranking: No. 17

Previous Ranking: No. 12

Movement: Down 5

Analysis: The defense looks -- or is? -- absolutely awful. Oakland allowed more than 500 yards in Week 1. Then the Falcons rang up another five bills Sunday. Sure, there were a couple of unlucky tipped balls that didn't flutter Oakland's way. Maybe the new additions need to get used to playing together. Covering someone would be a wonderful improvisation. Until then, it doesn't really matter how much Derek Carr produces -- or whether Amari Cooper knows that you can't run to the bench, drink a warm cup of Gatorade, then be the first guy to touch the ball inbounds. If defensive coordinator Ken Norton's unit doesn't play faster, the Raiders will be on the fast track to 7-9. Again.

Current Ranking: No. 17

Previous Ranking: No. 12

Movement: Down 5

Analysis: The Raiders are allowing 404 passing yards per game and a 131.4 rating, which is unbelievably awful. That's after signing cornerback Sean Smith and safety Reggie Nelson in free agency, giving cornerback David Amerson a big extension and drafting safety Karl Joseph in the first round (Joseph hasn't played on defense yet this season, and when you look at the results you have to wonder why not). The Raiders secondary should not be this bad.

Current Ranking: No. 17

Previous Ranking: No. 11

Movement: Down 6

Analysis: The lift from winning a game by going for two late apparently lasts less than seven days.

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Current Ranking: No. 16

Previous Ranking: No. 9

Movement: Down 7

Analysis: After shocking the Saints in Week 1, the Raiders came back to earth in their 35-28 loss to the Falcons. Still, quarterback Derek Carr looked great yet again, and the Raiders rushed for 155 yards on just 25 attempts. If this kind of balance continues going forward, Oakland could challenge the Broncos out west.

Current Ranking: No. 16

Previous Ranking: No. 12

Movement: Down 4

Analysis: That loss to the Falcons was a bad one in their home opener. Their defense has been horrible.

Current Ranking: No. 19

Previous Ranking: No. 11

Movement: Down 8

Analysis: They might not be good, huh.

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