Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. Oakland Raiders – Week 1

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 25: Johnny Holton /

The Tennessee Titans host the Oakland Raiders for the first regular season game of 2017. Here’s everything you need to know.

It’s finally here. The Tennessee Titans play a real NFL football game tomorrow, and they will do so against a rising AFC powerhouse in the Oakland Raiders. Both teams struggled mightily during the preseason, as the Raiders went 0-4 and the Titans finished their fake season with a 1-3 record.

The Raiders and Titans are nearly mirror images of each other. Their young quarterbacks are on the verge of superstardom and are coming back from season-ending fibula injuries. Both teams have a suspect defense, but their offense are efficient, run-first units that can control game clock. They can also create big plays in the passing game.

This has the potential to be a slugfest and a very entertaining first game of the season for both teams. The Raiders and Titans will walk away from this one knowing a little bit more about themselves as teams.

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Tennessee Titans

CB LeSahun Sims (groin): OUT
T Taylor Lewan (ankle): Expected to Play

Oakland Raiders

K Sebastian Janikowski: OUT (placed on IR)
DB Keith McGill (foot): OUT
FB Jamize Olawale (quad): OUT
CB Gareon Conley (shin): Questionable
LB Cory James (knee): Questionable

Where and When

The game will be played at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. CT., though it is usually delayed by about five minutes.

How to Watch/Follow


Titans-Raiders will be broadcast nationally in several regions throughout the west and midwest on CBS. Jim Nantz will do the play-by-play, while former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo debuts as CBS’ main football analyst.

The game will also be available on DirecTV Sunday Ticket, on channel 709.


The Titans’ official account will be tweeting throughout the game, while you can get play-by-play live tweets from Jim WyattPaul Kuharsky and John Glennon, among others.

Follow Titan Sized on Twitter for play-by-play, live analysis and hot takes. Some of our Titan Sized staff members will also be tweeting analysis throughout the match. Make sure to follow Will LomasLuke Worsham and Cody Milholen during the game!


The game will be broadcast on the airwaves through the Titans Radio Network, which includes the Nashville flagship station 104.5 The Zone. That call will be handled by Mike Keith and Dave McGinnis.