The Las Vegas Raiders and Tennessee Titans are ready for the duel of 0-2 teams. Neither organization probably thought they’d be in this situation, but after today’s content, one of these two squads is going to be 0-3. As far as the Raiders are concerned, there have been interesting developments just minutes prior to the action.
Saturday was filled with speculation and rumors surrounding Raiders running back Josh Jacobs. He didn’t initially travel with the team, which provided plenty of conjecture for social media. Then, a viral post of him at the airport made its way into the limelight. However, as NFL insider Ian Rapoport stated earlier this morning, Jacobs will indeed play, according to his source. It’s a sigh of relief for Raiders fans. The fact is, Jacobs has looked like his old self here in the early going of the 2022 season. For a Titans defense that’s ranked 31st in rushing yards allowed, it could be a long day thanks to No. 28 playing.
Josh Jacobs is here and is checking out the field pregame. A good sign. #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/gIfQDpqyBC
— Kevin Bolinger (@KevinFOX5Vegas) September 25, 2022
Breaking Raiders News: Josh McDaniels shuffles his O-line, again.
It’s become one of the themes for the Raiders early in the season; head coach Josh McDaniels is shuffling and rotating his offensive linemen. Both fans and media alike question whether this is hurting the offense. No continuity is being built with constant movement in arguably the most crowded position group on the team. Nevertheless, McDaniels was known for doing this during his tenure as New England offensive coordinator.
For the Raiders, this will mark the seventh O-line combination they have used this season. Per Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders will be starting (from left to right) Kolton Miller, Alex Bars, Dylan Parham, Jermaine Eluemunor, and Thayer Munford. It’s going to be an intriguing prospect for this unit (the interior in particular) to attempt to slow down Jeffery Simmons. That’s the matchup of the day.
*Top Photo: AP Photo/David Richard