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9/7 Oakland Raiders

It's "Prime Time" by the Cumberland River, as the defending AFC Champions visit Music City! Talk about a quick opportunity for revenge. The Titans lost twice to Oakland in 2002, with the first being a 52-25 shellacking in a regular season match up, and the Raiders taking the conference title at Network Associates Coliseum, 41-24 in January. Will the third time in a year 's time be the charm for the "Silver & Black, or will the Titans avenge with determination and enthusiasm?

While Tennessee continues to move towards a youth movement on both sides of the ball, the Raiders starters are long of tooth, many of them averaging in the upper 30s age bracket, with future Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice topping the list at 40. On a warm, humid night at The Coliseum, the Titans may well hold the winning edge in stamina. For local fans, a former UT Vol returns to Nashville, as running back Charlie Garner will see plenty of action. Head coach Jeff Fisher will have no problem getting the team fired up for this game, and your can count on "the 12th man", the Titans fans to be rocking and rolling on the river!

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