Oakland Raiders: Five things we learned from Rams win

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Aug 14, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree (15) is defended by St. Louis Rams defensive back Lamarcus Joyner (20) in a preseason NFL football game at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Raider football is BACK! The Raiders opened up action ahead of the 2015 season with an 18-3 win over the Rams Friday night in their first action of the preseason. While preseason games are for the most part meaningless and are essentially a televised practice scrimmage, each preseason game is important in its own way as players and coaches get a chance to put what they’ve been working on at camp to the test in a live scenario against a true opponent.

So while it’s important to not get too caught up in stats and results from a preseason game, especially the first one, this preseason taught us a few things about what we can expect from our new-look 2015 Raiders as the regular season approaches.

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