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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 15 Los Angeles Rams 19


Raiders 15, Rams 19

  • The Raiders fell to the Los Angeles Rams in their second preseason contest of 2018 by a score of 19-15.
  • The Raiders loss brings their 2018 preseason record to 1-1 as the Rams improve to 1-1.
  • The Raiders now own a 12-9 advantage in the all-time preseason record against the Rams and are now 130-134-1 all-time in the preseason.

Starters – Offense

WR Marcell Ateman
T Jylan Ware
G Oday Aboushi
C Jon Feliciano
G Denver Kirkland
T Ian Silberman
TE Pharaoh Brown
TE Marcus Baugh
WR Ryan Switzer
QB Connor Cook
RB Chris Warren III

Starters – Defense

DE Tank Carradine
DT Mario Edwards Jr.
DT Treyvon Hester
DE Frostee Rucker
LB Kyle Wilber
LB Marquel Lee
LB Nicholas Morrow
CB Rashaan Melvin
CB Gareon Conley
S Reggie Nelson
S Karl Joseph

Game Themes

  • RB Chris Warren III eclipsed 100-yards rushing for the first time in his NFL career, finishing the day with
  • 110 yards on 18 carries (6.1 avg.) with one touchdown.
  • Raiders defense forced the Rams to settle for a field goal on 3-of-4 trips in the redzone.
  • QB EJ Manuel led all quarterbacks with a 98.2 passer rating. Manuel, who led the Raiders on two scoring
  • drives, completed 10-of-16 passes for 89 yards with one touchdown.

Raiders Debuts

K Mike Nugent

  • Nugent made his Raiders debut in the second preseason contest, cutting the Rams led in the fourth quarter with a 31-yard field goal. Nugent's first field goal for the Raiders was the culmination of a 9 play, 47-yard drive lasting 3:51.

Individual Highlights

QB Connor Cook

  • Earning his first start of the2018 preseason, Cook orchestrated a 9 play, 75-yard drive lasting 4:29, culminating in a 3-yard rush by RB Chris Warren III for the Raiders first scoring drive of the day.
  • Cook finished the day completing 6-of-12 passes with 49yards for a passer rating of 60.8.

LB James Cowser

Cowser recorded the Raiders first pick of the 2018 preseason, intercepting QB Brandon Allen with a 15-yard return early in the fourth quarter. Cowser's interception helped set up the Raiders second touchdown of the game, a 10-yard reception by WR Griff Whalen.

DT Maurice Hurst

  • Hurst recorded his first sack of the preseason, taking down QB Brandon Allen in the third quarter for a loss of eight yards. Hurst's sack helped the Raiders force a punt two plays later. o
  • Hurst finished the game with two tackles (two solo) and one sack.

LB Marquel Lee

  • On third-and-1 with the Ram's on Oakland's 1-yard line, Lee sacked QB Sean Mannion for a 1- yard loss to force fourth down.
  • Lee finished the day second behind LB Jason Cabinda with five tackles (four solo).

RB Jalen Richard

  • Richard showed off his versatility in the contest, leading the Raiders through the first half with three receptions for 35 yards (11.7 avg.) including a 29-yard catch and run.

RB Chris Warren III

  • Warren continued to impress in his second preseason contest, putting the Raiders on the board with a 3-yard rush in the third quarter. Warren's touchdown run was the culmination of a 9 play,
  • 75-yard drive lasting 4:29, which cut the Ram's lead to 16-6.
  • Warren, who finished the first half with just five carries for 19 yards, ended the game with 18 rushes for 110 yards (6.1 avg.) with one touchdown.
  • Warren's preseason totals are 31 carries for 196 yards (6.3avg.) with one touchdown.

WR Griff Whalen

  • After handling a majority of the Raiders kickoff and punt returns in the first preseason game, Whalen showed he's a threat on offense recording a 10-yard touchdown with 9:57 left in the fourth quarter.
  • Whalen's touchdown was the culmination of a 4 play, 21-yard drive lasting 1:56 to bring the Raiders within one.

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