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Game Day Thread Rams at Raiders

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  1. CGI_Ram

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    It's Game Day!

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    Game Preview: Rams, Raiders Gear Up for Week 2 of Preseason

    The Rams are set to play their first road game of the 2017 season on Saturday following the team’s 13-10 win over the Cowboys in the preseason opener. In Week 2 of the preseason, the Rams will travel to the Oakland Coliseum to face off against the Raiders. Saturday’s matchup will mark the first time the two teams have met in the preseason since 2015.

    In their win over the Cowboys, the Rams’ starting offense played for just two drives, ending in a fumble recovery for a touchdown, scored by wide receiver Cooper Kupp[​IMG]. Quarterback Jared Goff[​IMG] looked relaxed on field for the short span, completing three of four passes for 34 yards, while Sean Mannion[​IMG] went 18 of 25 for 144 yards.

    After practice on Wednesday, head coach Sean McVay said the goal for Saturday’s game was to play their starters “through the first quarter,” easing them into the action over the next two games. The newest Rams’ wide receiver Sammy Watkins[​IMG], who entered training camp just four days ago, will take reps with the first-team against the Raiders.

    “Sammy’s going to be a guy that is a big part of our plans offensively [and] I think in the last couple days, he’s made a seamless transition,” McVay said. “We know that we’ve got to increase the level of urgency to get him where we needs to be by the time the regular season rolls around, [but] I’m looking forward to seeing him compete with these guys against Oakland on Saturday.”

    For Goff, Saturday will represent his first time playing in the Bay Area since he was in college at the University of California. The quarterback said he was excited to build upon the win in Week 1 and create a “rhythm” heading into the second.

    “That’s what I look forward to doing,” he said, “is just getting out there and stringing a few completions together, moving the ball and hopefully getting us in the end zone a couple of times.”

    But that won’t be easy. In the Raiders, the Rams’ offense will face a top-tier defense led by the pass-rushing duo of Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin. The pair combined for 18 of the Raiders 25 sacks last season, and according to Pro Football Focus also led the NFL in stops with a combined total of 79.

    In addition to the passing game, the first quarter matchup will allow McVay to get a good look at the progress of his offensive line, specifically Jamon Brown[​IMG] and Rob Havenstein[​IMG] — who made the switch to right guard and right tackle over training camp.

    “It’s big,” McVay said of going up against the Raiders’ defense. “I think that experience, especially for younger players at any position, is extremely beneficial and that’s something that we don’t take lightly. We know we’re going to get an opportunity to go against a great front and great defense in the Oakland Raiders.”

    After a strong defensive showing in the preseason opener where the Rams held the Cowboys to 48 yards rushing and just 10 points overall, Week 2 against the Raiders will bring the team a new set of challenges.

    The Raiders ranked sixth in the NFL in total offense last season, averaging 26 points per game, led by quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Amari Cooper. And though the Rams will not face the Raiders in the regular season, linebacker Alec Ogletree[​IMG] said the game will still give the defense a chance to evaluate its progress thus far.

    “Right now it’s still kinda early, so you’re definitely trying to focus on yourself and do things you need to do for the season. Luckily, Oakland’s not on our schedule this year,” Ogletree said. “[But] for sure there are things to work on — we did miss a few calls, but we were able to get the job done [last week], even with some of the mistakes.”

    The Raiders are coming off of a loss to the Cardinals 20-10. But it is important to note that many of their starters, Mack and Cooper included, were held out of the preseason opener and are set to return in Week 2. Overall, Saturday’s game should be an exciting challenge for the Rams, who will land in Oakland fresh off of the conclusion to their 2017 training camp.

    “I think in terms of what you what to get out of training camp, continuing to try to connect as a team, continue to get better in your offense and defense, and special teams systems, we’ve gotten a lot of things accomplished,” McVay said.“[But] Oakland has some premiere players that will pose a great challenge and it’s going to be a great evaluation tool for us.”

    Kickoff is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. For more information on how to watch click here.
     
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    How to Watch: Rams vs. Raiders

    Broadcast information for the Los Angeles Rams preseason matchup with the Oakland Raiders. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Oakland Coliseum.

    The Rams are gearing up for a Week 2 preseason matchup with the Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum. The game will be broadcast throughout the Los Angeles area and the majority of Oakland/San Francisco. Saturday’s matchup will be available to watch live on CBS 2 as well as on UniMás 46 Los Angeles. The game will also be available on the Bay Area Fox affiliate KTVU. Fans living outside of the L.A. and Bay Area markets will also be able to watch the game live on NFL Network or by signing up for a FREE 7-day trial of NFL Game Pass. Below is the full broadcast informations for the preseason game, along with information on how to get NFL Game Pass.

    BROADCAST INFO

    TELEVISION: CBS 2 in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Bernardino County (Play-by-play provided by: Andrew Siciliano, Marshall Faulk, and Daniel Jeremiah. Sideline Reporting from: Jill Arrington and Dani Klupenger). The game will also be broadcast in Spanish on UniMás 46 Los Angeles. 


    RADIO: ESPN 710 AM, 100.3 The Sound FM (Play-by-play provided by: J.B. Long, Maurice Jones-Drew and D’Marco Farr). Tune into 1330 AM for ESPN Deportes' live Spanish broadcast of the game.


    SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the Rams on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat for live updates and behind-the-scenes content before, during, and after the game. 


    ONLINE: NFL Game Pass* gives you access to live out-of-market preseason games, replays of every game, the NFL Films Archive and so much more! Click hereto sign up for your FREE 7-day trial and start getting unprecedented access to every game, all year long. 


    * For domestic subscribers NFL Game Pass does not include live regular season, playoff, or Super Bowl game broadcasts, as well as some preseason games broadcasts. Access to these games is available within NFL Game Pass on an on-demand basis in the NFL Game Pass archives. International subscribers are able to watch both preseason and regular season games as they happen with certain restrictions. Audio feeds may be subject to availability. 2009-2011 games are temporarily unavailable. For a full description of features, requirement, limitations, and other information, visit our FAQ at NFL.com/help/GamePass.
     
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    Game Trailer: Rams vs Raiders
    Get hyped for Saturday's Rams-Raiders preseason matchup with this game trailer.

     
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    With Webster, Jordan, and NCR potentially out and a limited Joyner, I don't expect us to put up much fight against the Raiders passing attack.

    Anyone know if Quinn and Barron are playing tonight?
     
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    what a great picture. deserves to be hung on a wall.

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    Raiders biggest team weakness is their secondary. If Mack and the DL don't get a push, and Rams QB's get time, watch out. I expect Rams WR, TE and RB's to get plenty of separation.

    Depends on Rams OL. Brown and Hav HAVE to improve over last weeks game. I hope Donnal gets to play.

    Pace Mrurphy at LT experiment over? Hope so, give Williams a try at LT, can't be worse.
     
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    Should be exciting to see how far The Rams have improved.

    --Truth is I want to see Gurley bust one for more than 10 yards.

    I think watching for the backups & who will make the 53 is fun.

    There will be a lot of tough cuts.
     
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    I think it's going to be very fun watching the offense tonight. On a different thread, I know some thought I was being too hard on Goff, but I am excited about the kid. I have an appreciation about what our HC is calling for the offense. Let's see a TD run by Gurley, a TD catch by Watkins, and 3 TD catches by KUPP!
     
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    For me pre-season is all about watching the back end of the roster.
     
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    Kupp had a drop after his TD reception that was very disappointing last week. Mannion hit him right in the hands on a 7 yard pass. Should have made it 3 & 3 . I guess it's better than 3-13 .

    McVay is the new play caller , & I like the way he spreads it out. He will also use field position with draws & screens that are safe plays that will get yards & have a chance to move the chains.

    The Rams defense is the strength. Then add Hekar & Greg the leg to the mix.
    Goff seems to be a good fit.He is a rhythm QB , & will always give The Rams a chance in McVays offense.
     
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    Maybe....but watching players where questions exist, also makes it important for them to do well. Goff, Gurley, Watkins, Brown, and Havenstein are just some that should look capable tonight.
     
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    I look forward to Goff shutting up the many critics. But then I know no matter how good he does he'll never do that some just want to be negative.
     
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    Excited to watch Goff in person today!! I hope he puts up two scoring drives!
     
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    Troy Hill, Tru, and whoever else they throw out there should do fine with good pressure up front...I actually wanna see the backups at corner....John johnson, Penton, and....what's wrong with Michael Jordan???
     
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    Most years, I agree.
    However, with a young offense, new coaching staff and system, I'd like to see more of our 1's tonight than we saw last week. Let them play a whole quarter.
     
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    Johnson seems to be the least talked about, of our draft picks this year. It's a good day for him to get plenty of work
     
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    Yep...especially among the chattering class.
     
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    I have heard they will actually play into the 2nd quarter....
     
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    Talking heads they are fun. I'd like after the season to get Florio, Meshawn, Lombardi, Alden Gonzalez and Chris Simms in a room together with Goff and McVay and play some of their video and audio clips trashing both of them and just enjoy watching them squirm and try to walk back their comments.
     
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