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Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders: Three key matchups

When the Tennessee Titans go into Oakland on Sunday afternoon, they’ll do so as a 7-5 team with a real chance to make the playoffs in the AFC. The Oakland Raiders are coming off two blowout road losses and are just trying to get back to playing good football.

Inserting Ryan Tannehill into the lineup at quarterback has given the Titans’ offense wings, and the team as a whole has responded. Yet, on paper this matchup looks fairly even.

Here are three matchups the Raiders need to neutralize, if not win, in order to emerge victorious on Sunday:

With Trent Brown out Sunday, Brandon Parker gets the start and the unenviable position of having to take on one of the more talented groups of defensive ends in the league, particularly of the 5-tech variety.