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Rams 24, Raiders 21
Aug. 19, 2017
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
STAR OF THE GAME
Quarterback Sean Mannion rallies visiting Los Angeles (2-0) to a Week 2 victory over Oakland (0-2). On the 13th and final play of an 80-yard drive, Mannion throws a 20-yard TD pass to Josh Reynolds with 1:11 remaining as the Rams erase a 21-17 deficit. Mannion is 8 for 11 passing for 81 yards on Los Angeles' winning drive. On fourth-and-9 from Oakland's 37, Mannion completes a 17-yard strike to Mike Thomas to set up the Mannion-to-Reynolds score on the next play. Playing the entire second half, Mannion finishes 15 of 22 passing for 132 yards and a TD.
The Raiders' Derek Carr and the Rams' Jared Goff have strong first-half performances. Playing in a game for the first time since fracturing his right fibula on Dec. 24, 2016, Carr is 7 of 9 passing for 100 yards and a TD with an interception on three drives. Carr throws scoring passes to Lee Smith (19 yards) and Michael Crabtree (13 yards). Goff, the first overall choice in the 2016 NFL Draft, finishes 16 of 20 passing for 132 yards and a score. He engineers three scoring drives in five possessions as Los Angeles builds a 17-14 lead at halftime.
The Raiders' Khalil Mack, the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, contributes a sack, three quarterback pressures and two tackles for loss in three first-half series.
For the second straight game, Oakland surrenders a TD on the opponent's opening drive. Goff throws a 23-yard scoring pass to Cooper Kupp to cap a nifty 8-play, 85-yard drive.
Running back Marshawn Lynch has 10 rushing yards on two carries on Oakland's opening drive in Lynch's Raiders debut.
The Rams' Todd Gurley has 38 rushing yards on eight carries during the first quarter. Gurley caps his evening with a 2-yard scoring run on the Rams' third possession.
BY THE NUMBERS
3: Receptions by the Raiders' Amari Cooper for 46 yards, including a highlight film, leaping 31-yard catch where he beats triple coverage.
5: Punts by the Raiders' Marquette King, who has a 44.4 yard net average with a long of 55 yards.
14: Points surrendered by the Raiders' first-team defense during the opening quarter.
36:26 Rams' time of possession compared to only 23:34 TOP for the Raiders.
DID YOU KNOW?
With the loss, the Raiders have a 12-8 record in preseason games with the Los Angeles/St. Louis franchise.
Rams running backs coach Skip Peete held the same position with the Raiders from 1998 through 2006. Under Peete's direction, the Raiders led the NFL in rushing offense in 2000, averaging 154.4 yards per game.