The Titans tried an onside kick on the opening play of the season -- and it failed miserably

The Tennessee Titans are expected to make a jump into becoming a postseason team this year, but their first play of the year did not go as planned.

To kick things off against the Oakland Raiders, the Titans tried an onside kick — and the Raiders recovered it at the 50-yard line.

From there, the Raiders put together nearly a perfect drive, getting a solid 14-yard carry from a spry-looking Marshawn Lynch, a completion to tight end Jared Cook, then a short pass to Amari Cooper, who bulldozed his way into the end zone.

Here’s the touchdown:

Historically, the onside kick to open the season has not been very successful:

Credit to the Titans for trying to make things interesting, but giving a dynamic offence like the Raiders a short field is perhaps not the best idea.

.@AmariCooper9 REFUSES to be stopped!

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/tafxwxIqd9
— NFL (@NFL) September 10, 2017

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