Los Angeles Rams vs Oakland Raiders : The Oakland Raiders kick off the preseason against the Los Angeles Rams, their only preseason game at the Coliseum. Here are three players to keep an eye on ahead of Saturday’s game.
After two joint practices between these two teams, the Oakland Raiders will face off against the Los Angeles Rams for their preseason opener.
Los Angeles Rams vs Oakland Raiders
The matchup with the defending NFC Champions is the Raiders lone preseason game to be played at home in the Coliseum, as Oakland is set to play abroad then travel on the road for the remainder of the preseason.
Against a squad that found its way to the Super Bowl a year ago, even if Los Angeles starters play little to no snaps, can prove valuable to the Raiders players that will see the field Saturday evening. Oakland’s roster has been improved with significant talent on both sides of the ball compared a year ago.
After seeing flashes of potential in camp, Saturday’s preseason opener against the Rams will be a good assessment of whether a strong training camp can translate into the eventual regular season. Can the young players make the jump in year two? Who can carve out a significant role going forward?
The Los Angeles Rams kick off their preseason by taking on an old crosstown rival as they hit the road to play the Oakland Raiders in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL Preseason.
History buffs take note as this will be the final preseason game for the Raiders at the Coliseum as they begin their farewell season in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas next season.
Neither the Raiders nor the Rams are expected to play many of their starters very much, if at all. In other words, get ready to see the battle between Nathan Peterman and Mike Glennon for the Raiders’ backup quarterback spot behind Derek Carr. For the Rams, it will be the first time ex-Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles takes the field as he’ll serve as Jared Goff’s primary backup.
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The 2019 NFL preseason begins for the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Rams on Saturday in the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. This is expected to be the last season that the Raiders play in Oakland with the newly-minted Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas expected to be ready for the start of the 2020 season.
The Los Angeles Rams open their preseason schedule on Saturday night against the Oakland Raiders. It’s the first of four exhibition games for Sean McVay’s squad, of which none of the top starters are expected to play.