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Raiders inactives: Keelan Doss back in fray with Hunter Renfrow out

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Raiders inactives: Keelan Doss back in fray with Hunter Renfrow out

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Keelan Doss hasn’t seen much game action this year. The Alameda native has been on the 53-man roster all year but has rarely been active, sitting down in deference to more established receivers and even second-year wideout Marcell Ateman.

He will be involved during Sunday’s game against the host Kansas City Chiefs, taking Hunter Renfrow’s spot on the 46-man active roster. Renfrow is out while dealing with a rib injury and a punctured lung suffered during last week’s loss to the New York Jets.

Doss has been inactive for the last five games.

He is an option to play in the slot, though Zay Jones will see significant snaps there as well. Doss has reliable hands but doesn’t have breakneck speed or special teams ability, which hurts his case for activation on Sundays.

He’ll be part of a Raiders receiver corps that must do better after dropping too many passes in that Jets loss.

The Raiders tightened their defensive end rotation Sunday, leaving Josh Mauro inactive for this pivotal contest against the Chiefs. Clelin Ferrell, Maxx Crosby and Benson Mayowa will play a lot, with Dion Jordan capable of rushing from the outside as well. He has been an interior rusher in sub-packages, but the Raiders could expand his role as his comfort within the defensive system increases.

Cornerback Isaiah Johnson is another healthy scratch, leaving the Raiders with four cornerbacks. Keisean Nixon was selected over Johnson as the fourth cornerback.

David Sharpe is healthy after dealing with a calf injury, but he’s down in deference to Brandon Parker as the swing tackle.

The Raiders complete inactive list: LB Preston Brown, WR Rico Gafford, CB Isaiah Johnson, QB DeShone Kizer, DE Josh Mauro, WR Hunter Renfrow, OT David Sharpe.

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There were no surprise inactives for the Chiefs, who ruled running back Damien Williams with injured ribs.

Raiders-Titans odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 14 game

Raiders-Titans odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 14 game

The Raiders badly need a win Sunday at home against the Titans.

But Vegas and several NFL experts aren't on Oakland's side.

Despite the game being played at the Coliseum, the Raiders are underdogs according to most oddsmakers.

With a win over the Titans, the Raiders will keep their slim playoff hopes alive. A loss gives Jon Gruden's team almost no chance of reaching the postseason.

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Line

Caesars: Titans -3 (-105)
Consensus: Titans -3 (-106)
Westgate: Titans -2.5 (-120)
Wynn: Titans -2.5 (-120)

Predictions

Paul Gutierrez, ESPN.com: Raiders 23, Titans 21
Turron Davenport, ESPN.com: Titans 24, Raiders 17
Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com: Titans 27, Raiders 13
Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk: Raiders 23, Titans 20
Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk: Titans 27, Raiders 17

Raiders vs. Titans live stream: How to watch Week 14 NFL game online

Raiders vs. Titans live stream: How to watch Week 14 NFL game online

Each of the last four games of the season are important for the Raiders (6-6), but Sunday's clash with the Titans (7-5) is vital to keeping their playoff hopes alive.

If the Raiders lose Sunday, the final three games might not be as important.

At the moment, Oakland's postseason odds sit at 7 percent. A win boosts their odds to 15 percent, but a loss would give the Raiders just a 1 percent chance of making the playoffs.

Entering Sunday's game at the Oakland Coliseum, the Titans hold the No. 7 seed in the AFC while the Raiders are No. 8, so the contest will have serious implications on the playoff race.

The Raiders' offense took a big hit Friday when star right tackle Trent Brown was ruled out due to a pectoral injury. On defense, Jon Gruden and Co. need to make sure they slow down Tennessee running back Derrick Henry in order to have a chance to win.

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Here's how to watch the Raiders-Titans Week 14 clash on TV and online:

Start time: Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1:25 p.m. PT
TV Channel: CBS
Live stream: fuboTV -- Get a free trial