Raiders vs. Rams: 5 takeaways from Week 1

Aubrey Yates
September 12, 2018

"We tried", Gruden said of his receivers.

Rams head coach Sean McVay may have dodged a bullet having kept his star players sidelined for the preseason. The Raiders quarterback completed 27 passes, but starting wide receivers Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson and Seth Roberts combined for just five catches for 43 yards. He finished the evening with a 97.2 quarterback rating.

Carr really struggled to throw the ball down the field, completing just one pass beyond 15 yards all game.

It's the biggest spread of the week as of now and it's unlikely to change much before Sunday.

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Numerous new play designs involve Gurley, who proved himself as a multidimensional threat last season.

But the Rams' defense made adjustments after the first half and posted a shutout in the second. And there's still plenty of room for improvement. Obviously we didn't get to Goff enough.

DerekCarr #4 of the Oakland Raiders grabs his ankle after a play against the Los Angeles Rams during their National Football League game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 10, 2018 in Oakland, California. After the offseason they had, it's easy to see why so many people are picking them to win it all. Ezra Shaw / Getty Images Los Angeles Rams safety John Johnson dives but comes up short of intercepting the ball against the Raiders Monday night. Bergman's takeaways included the second-half offensive turnaround and the Rams' new lock-down corners.

The Rams appeared out of sync from the start, as the Raiders amassed 254 yards of total offense in the first half, including 113 receiving yards by tight end Jared Cook, and took a 13-10 lead into halftime.

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