Another team that was absolutely shocked in Week 2 by their opponents ability to come back from a massive deficit to win the game, the Raiders are a team that is close to being in full-on panic mode, and it's only Week 3. Simply put, Las Vegas cannot afford to start 0-3 in an AFC West division that features the Chargers and Chiefs. They absolutely must take down the Tennessee Titans on the road in Week 3 if they want any shot at contention.
The Davante Adams experiment is going well so far, but it hasn't resulted in wins. Las Vegas turns the ball over far too much to be a winning football team, with already a 4-1 disadvantage in the turnover department.
The defense has not been much better than the offense. Collapsing like that to the Arizona Cardinals is just unacceptable, especially with the way Arizona had been playing up to that point. Still, they are not ultimately responsible for losing the game on Sunday. That fault lies with the offense.
Las Vegas is already 0-2 ATS on the season and 0-2 SU. Things haven't been pretty at all, and both games went under the projected total.
Embarrassing. That's all you can say about their performance on Monday night. They got crushed in every way imaginable by the Buffalo Bills, getting destroyed on both sides of the ball and special teams. It was a total throttling. Last year, the Titans had the best record in the AFC. In 2022, they might be lucky to reach .500. This is a team on the decline, with an aging and bad QB in Ryan Tannehill that imploded in the playoffs last season, and looks terrible to begin the new campaign. But what else do they have? Malik Willis isn't ready to play in this league yet, he's just a rookie that needs development. Unfortunately, Tennessee is stuck. Oh, and Derrick Henry is only going downhill from here. He's not the player he was a few years ago.
Let's not forget about the defenses role in this. They allowed Josh Allen and the Bills to do just about anything they wanted all night, and it was just a poor effort from a team that looked ill-prepared to be there. That blame falls on the head coach, and Mike Vrabel is all but fired at this point.
Another awful game in Week 3, and there are plenty of these. However, I simply can't take the Titans right now. They look like a team that has already packed it in, while the Raiders could be 2-0 realistically at this point if things went more their way. The turnovers have to even out a bit at some point, and I think that starts against Tannehill and the Titans. I'll take the Raiders under a field goal at -2.5.