The Oakland Raiders hit the road for preseason game No. 2, as they head to Los Angeles to take on the Rams inside the L.A. Coliseum.
For the first time since the 1994 season, the Raiders will play a game inside the Los Angeles Coliseum. Due to the fact the team still has a ton of fans in the area, the Raider Nation should be well-represented on Saturday afternoon, when the Silver and Black take on the Los Angeles Rams.
In their first preseason game, the Raiders were able to take care of business against the Detroit Lions, beating them by the score of 16-10. There was a lot to be happy about during the game, but new head coach Jon Gruden knows the Raiders have a long way to go before the regular season kicks off against these same Rams.
Gruden is back with the Raiders for the first time since 2002, when the team lost to the New England Patriots in the “Tuck Rule Game.” The organization gave him a monster contract to come out of the broadcast booth, and he has injected the franchise with life since coming aboard in January.
The second preseason game is sure to bring even more excitement, as the Raiders have a bunch of players on the bubble when it comes to making the team. We should also see Derek Carr a bit more against the Rams, but don’t expect the Raiders to show too much of the playbook against the team they open their regular season against.
Here are five things to keep an eye on this Saturday.