Oakland Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans: What’s the Game Plan for Oakland?

The Oakland Raiders hope to break through a sudden lull on offense against the Tennessee Titans in another road challenge on Sunday.

It’s hard to believe the offense projects as the main focus of emphasis for a once potent passing attack. In Week 11, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr recorded his lowest passing completion percentage (52 percent) and failed to throw a touchdown pass against the surging Detroit Lions.

Now, Oakland faces the league’s No. 3 pass defense and No. 6 overall defense in yards allowed. Tennessee logs a poor record, but let’s not classify this game as an easy win.

How can the Raiders dissect the Titans’ top-tier defense?


More Jamize Olawale?

Raiders fullback Marcel Reece could officially wave goodbye to his carries. The Raiders have seemingly moved on with a younger version of the Pro Bowler.

According to ESPN’s Bill Williamson, fullback Jamize Olawale reminds the staff of Reece, and he’s likely to see more carries as the season progresses.

Oakland must force the safety to step into the box and play the run. Anything less than 20 carries won’t fulfill that objective. Latavius Murray averages slightly fewer than 16 touches as a ball-carrier, leaving Olawale with about 10 rush attempts to encourage more run support up front. 

One more defender in the box helps clear passing lanes for Carr in the middle of the field and on the perimeter.


Cycling Through Reads: Finding a Third Target

Typically, young quarterbacks build a strong rapport with one or two targets and lean on those offensive weapons to carry the passing attack. Carr, who’s attempting to take the next step in his progression must cycle through his options to break through a slump.

Against a solid secondary, it’s important to toss in a few ...

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