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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 13 Los Angeles Rams 33

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Raiders 13, Rams 33

  • The Raiders were defeated the Rams in the season opener by a score of 13-33, bringing Oakland’s record to 8-6 in the all-time series against Los Angeles.
  • The Raiders record on Monday Night Football now moves to 39-29-1, and their combined all-time record against the NFC West falls to 49-40.

Starters – Offense
WR Jordy Nelson
T Kolton Miller
G Kelechi Osemele
C Rodney Hudson
G Gabe Jackson
T Donald Penn
TE Jared Cook   
WR Amari Cooper
QB Derek Carr
RB Marshawn Lynch
TE Derek Carrier

Starters – Defense
DE Frostee Rucker
DT P.J. Hall
DT Justin Ellis
DE Bruce Irvin
LB Derrick Johnson
LB Tahir Whitehead
CB Rashaan Melvin
CB Leon Hall
CB Gareon Conley
S Marcus Gilchrist
S Reggie Nelson

Game Themes

  • TE Jared Cook set the franchise record for most receiving yards in a game by a Raiders tight end, finishing the night with 180 yards on nine catches (20.0 avg.). Cook’s 180 receiving yards also marks a single-game career best.
  • DE Bruce Irvin now leads the league with 11 forced fumbles since joining the Silver and Black in 2016, after recording a strip sack of Jared Goff in the second quarter.

Raiders Debuts

CB Leon Hall

  • On third-and-8 with 9:11 left in the third quarter, Hall broke up a pass from Jared Goff in the Raiders endzone. Hall’s pass defensed force the Rams to settle for a field goal that tied the game at 13-13.
  • Hall finished the contest tied for second on the team with six stops (four solo).

S Marcus Gilchrist

  • In his Raiders debut, Gilchrist tied for second on the team with six tackles (four solo) and added a pass defense.

K Mike Nugent

  • Nugent split the uprights for the first time as a Raider early in the second quarter, culminating a 12-play, 69-yard drive lasting 7:22 with a 24-yard field goal.
  • Nugent’s second field goal of the night came with 10 seconds remaining in the second quarter, a 48-yarder that capped off an 11-play, 45-yard drive, to give the Raiders a 13-10 lead at the half.
  • Nugent finished the night perfect with two field goals and one PAT.

Individual Highlights

QB Derek Carr

  • Carr led the offense down the field on the opening drive of the game, orchestrating a 7-play, 75-yard drive that was capped by Marshawn Lynch’s 10-yard touchdown run.
  • Carr connected with Jared Cook nine times for 180 yards, including a game-long 45-yard reception to set up the Raiders only touchdown of the night.
  • Carr finished the game completing 29-of-40 passes for 303 yards, marking his 15th game recording 300-or-more passing yards.

TE Jared Cook

  • Cook provided a spark on the Raiders opening offensive drive, recording a game-long 45-yard reception. Cook’s catch, which marked his longest since Week 11 of the 2016 season, put the Raiders on the Ram’s 20-yard line to help set up the first touchdown of the game.
  • Cook finished the first half with 113 receiving yards, tied for the second most in the first half in his career.
  • Cook set the franchise record for most receiving yards in a game by a Raiders tight end, finishing the night with 180 yards on nine catches (20.0 avg.). Cook’s 180 receiving yards also marks a single game career best.
  • Tonight’s contest marked Cook’s seventh career 100-yard game and his third with the Raiders, the most such contests with any team.

DE Bruce Irvin

  • On third-and-8, Irvin recorded a strip-sack of Jared Goff for a loss of eight yards. The sack forced the Rams to attempt a 46-yard field goal, which missed right.
  • Irvin now leads the league with 11 forced fumbles since 2016, breaking his previous tie with Jacksonville’s Yannick Ngakoue.

RB Marshawn Lynch

  • Lynch opened the Raiders scoring in 2018, pushing the pile on a 10-yard run on the opening drive of the game. Lynch carried the ball four times for 19 yards and his touchdown was the culmination of a 7-play, 75-yard drive lasting 4:37.
  • Lynch continues to lead the league with 59 rushing touchdowns since the beginning of the 2011 season.
  • Lynch finished the night 11 carries for 41 yards (3.7 avg.) with one touchdown.

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