Nashville, TN – Including the regular season and playoffs, this week marks the 52nd game ever between the Tennessee Titans and Las Vegas Raiders organizations, two of the original eight members of the American Football League (AFL).
This is the first meeting between the clubs since the Raiders moved to Las Vegas and Allegiant Stadium in 2020.
The rivalry has been filled with historically significant contests, including their very first match. On September 11, 1960, the Houston Oilers defeated the Raiders 37-22 in the first game in either franchise’s existence.
The Raiders have a sizable lead in the home series. The Titans have won just seven of 23 road games against the Raiders, including a 3-11 mark at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum.
The Tennessee Titans franchise achieved its biggest margin of victory in a game against the Raiders – 55-0 on September 9, 1961 – but also suffered its third-worst loss against them – 56-7 in a playoff game December 21, 1969.
The two clubs played in every season from 2001 to 2005, including two meetings during the 2002 campaign, both of which resulted in Titans defeats at Oakland – the first in the regular season and the second in the championship game of the AFC.
The Titans won three straight battles with the Raiders from 2007 to 2013, but the Raiders then escaped Nissan Stadium with wins in every season from 2015 to 2017.
In the 2017 contest, which was the last time the Raiders played in Tennessee, Oakland flagger Derek Carr completed two touchdown passes, while kicker Giorgio Tavecchio was perfect on four field goal attempts to help get a 26-16 decision in the season opener. .
The last time the Titans visited the Raiders was Dec. 8, 2019. Tennessee had 552 yards — the most in the franchise since 1991 — and averaged a franchise-best 9.36 yards per game . Ryan Tannehill passed for 391 yards and three touchdowns.
Most recent matches
2015 Week 12 • November 29, 2015 • RAIDERS 24 to Titans 21
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the final two minutes. Seth Roberts’ game-winning touchdown for the Raiders (12 yards) comes after a defensive call to the Titans on an unfinished fourth down.
Roberts (113) and Amari Cooper (115) each rush over 100 receiving yards. Marcus Mariota throws three touchdown passes but is intercepted twice. The Raiders outrun the Titans by 407 yards to 249 and limit the Titans to 44 rushing yards.
2016 Week 3 • September 25, 2016 • RAIDERS 17 to Titans 10
A late Titans rally fails, as a fourth pass from Marcus Mariota to Harry Douglas sails incompletely into the end zone with 12 seconds left. The Titans rush for 181 yards, including 114 from DeMarco Murray, but commit three turnovers and eight penalties. Two of their penalties came in the final minute inside the 20-yard line, including a waived pass interference penalty.
The Raiders score touchdowns on a 22-yard run from Latavius Murray and a 19-yard reception from Seth Roberts.
2017 Week 1 • September 10, 2017 • RAIDERS 26 to Titans 16
The Tennessee Titans open their season with 256 passing yards and a touchdown from Marcus Mariota, but Derek Carr completes two touchdown passes in the Raiders’ win. Oakland’s Giorgio Tavecchio is perfect on four field goals on his debut.
Titans go 1 for 3 in the red zone, Corey Davis makes NFL debut with six receptions for 69 yards, Titans cut deficit to 23-16 with 4:49 remaining but Oakland drives to put the game away with a field goal final.
2019 Week 14 • December 8, 2019 • TITANS 42 to Raiders 21
The Titans make their last scheduled appearance in Oakland before the Raiders move to Las Vegas, Ryan Tannehill (391 passing yards), AJ Brown (153 receiving) and Derrick Henry (103 rushing) give the Titans their first line 300-100-100 since 2009. Tannehill throws three touchdown passes, including one for 91 yards to Brown.
The Titans outscored the Raiders 21-0 in the second half. The Titans have 552 yards. Henry rushes for two scores and Brown has two touchdowns. Linebacker Jayon Brown helps seal the result with a 47-yard fumble return touchdown.