Oakland Raiders Preseason Week 1 Preview: Storylines to Watch

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Aug 2, 2015; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass at training camp at the Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The day is upon us.

With the Pro Football Hall of Fame game in the books, Week 1 of the 2015 Preseason is set to begin in the NFL.

The Oakland Raiders begin the preseason Friday, August 14 against Nick Foles and the St. Louis Rams at O.co Coliseum.

Fans (including myself) will be the first to say that this is the most optimistic time of the year in Oakland, and as coach Jack Del Rio heads into what he believes to be the Raiders’ year here are five storylines to watch as the Raiders make their competitive debut in the first of four preseason games in August.

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