Jets (0-1) at Raiders (1-0)
When: 1:05 p.m. TV/Radio: 5#z /98.5, 102.9
Spotlight on: Raiders DE Khalil Mack. The Titans frequently doubleteamed Mack last week — even triple-teamed him once — and he still found a way to disrupt plays. Jets head coach Todd Bowles suggested his team might use five or six blockers on Mack, and Bowles sounded like he wasn’t entirely kidding. Mack and the Raiders need to crank up their pass rush; they had only one 1-yard sack of Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota in the opener.
Injury notes: Raiders — DB Keith McGill (foot), FB Jamize Olawale (quadriceps), CB Sean Smith (neck) are questionable. Jets — LB Bruce Carter (ankle), DB Rontez Miles (eye), TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow), LB Edmond Robinson (groin), OL Jonotthan Harrison (concussion) are out.
Things to watch
How rowdy will the Black Hole get? That’s usually not a relevant question, especially for the home opener, but this will be the Raiders’ first regular-season game in Oakland since the NFL approved the franchise’s move to Las Vegas in 2020. Many Raiders fans remain deeply devoted to their team, but it will be interesting to see if the overall exuberance wanes.
Cornerback Gareon Conley, the first-round draft choice from Ohio State, is expected to make his NFL debut. Conley, the 24th overall pick, missed training camp, all four preseason games and the regularseason opener with a shin injury. He didn’t fully participate in practice until Thursday, but he probably will get some snaps against the Jets. Conley is listed as David Amerson’s backup at left cornerback.
Giorgio Tavecchio faces a difficult chore in replacing longtime kicker Sebastian Janikowski — but Tavecchio could become a folk hero if he keeps pumping kicks through the uprights. He made all four of his field-goal attempts against Tennessee, and now Tavecchio, a 27-yearold rookie, will kick in a regular-season game at the Coliseum for the first time.