Titans Rule Out Several Key Players Ahead of Week 3

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Tennessee Titans have ruled out several key players ahead of Week 3.
The Tennessee Titans have ruled out several key players ahead of Week 3. / (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

The Tennessee Titans head into Week 3 looking to shake off a beatdown on Monday Night Football. Tension is already starting to rise in Tennessee, so notching a win and avoiding an 0-3 start is vital for Mike Vrabel and company.

Unfortunately, the Titans will be missing several key players for Sunday's game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, safety Ugo Amandi, EDGE Ola Adeniyi and EDGE Bud Dupree have all been ruled out ahead of Week 3. Lewan is dealing with a potentially serious knee injury, while Amandi (ankle), Adeniyi (neck) and Dupree (hip) will join him on the sidelines.

This wave of injuries could not have come at a worse time. The pressure on Vrabel and his staff is starting to build after a disastrous start to the year following last season's finish as the AFC's No. 1 seed.

This past Monday's 41-7 shellacking at the hands of the Buffalo Bills put this team's glaring issues on full display, but Week 1's loss to the uninspiring New York Giants was hard to swallow as well. It's very clear the offense needs some sort of change, whether in play-calling or personnel, to keep up with the rest of the high-powered units around the league.

Sunday presents a major challenge with the reloaded Raiders on tap. They're dealing with injuries of their own, but stars Davante Adams and Darren Waller would love to capitalize on Tennessee's wounded defense.

NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook currently project Las Vegas as 1.5-point road favorites ahead of Sunday's matchup of 0-2 squads.

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