Raiders take preseason opener over Rams 14-3

August 10, 2019

NFL, Oakland Raiders

yahoo.sports.com photo: The Oakland Raiders DeAndre Washington carries for the Raiders Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams at the Oakland Coliseum in the first pre season game of 2019

By Jeremy Kahn

OAKLAND — Even though the game may not count in the standings or the stats, the Oakland Raiders looked good in their first preseason game.

DeAndre Washington scored on the Raiders first series of the game on a seven-yard run, as the Raiders defeated the defending NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams 14-3 before a crowd of 48,715 at the Coliseum.

Washington ended the day with six carries for 24 yards, including that seven-yard touchdown, helping the Raiders to the victory.

Mike Glennon got the start under center for Jon Grudens team, as Derek Carr did not even dress for the Raiders.

Glennon, fighting for the backup spot behind Carr and is in competition with Nathan Peterman, went 17-for-25 for 200 yards; however, Glennon threw two interceptions, including a 39-yard return by Sammie Parker. Kevin Peterman made the pick of Glennons other interception.

Peterman went 9-for-12 in the game, for 66 yards. He also led the Raiders with 56 yards rushing, including a 50-yarder scamper that setup Petermans touchdown pass to Keelan Doss on the first possession of the second half.

James Butler led the Raiders in receptions, as he caught four passes for 25 yards and Alec Ingold also caught four passes.

The Raiders offense in total gained 407 yards, while the Rams offense gained just 190 yards in the 11-point loss.

Rookie Darrell Henderson, Jr., led the Rams with six carries and just 13 yards rushing, while Johnny Wofford led the Rams in passing, as he went 6-for-8 for 54 yards passing.

The big story of this first preseason game was the penalties, as the two teams combined 23 penalties for 222 yards.

NOTES: The Raiders take the field again on Thursday night, as they travel to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Az., to face number one overall pick Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.

In their opener, the Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 17-13 at State Farm Stadium on Friday night.

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