Rams vs Raiders: 2015 NFL Preseason Game 1

St. Louis Rams vs. Oakland Raiders

Friday night’s contest concluded with the score Rams 3 – Raiders 18.  All night I found myself telling myself, “It’s just a preseason game… it’s just a preseason game… it’s just a preseason game…”

The Rams came out of the gate strong.  Rams QB Nick Foles tossed a 26 yard pass to Lance Kendricks followed by a 35 yard strike to Tavon Austin (most of the yards gained after the catch).  This landed the Rams on the Raiders goal line.  Unfortunately, the Rams were unable to get into the end zone and settled for a field goal.  More unfortunately, this was practically the only challenging and aggressive offensive play by the Rams all night.  The Rams offensive line gave up three sacks and the team as a whole coughed up 10 penalties for 75 yards (compared to the 2 penalties for 22 yards posted by the Raiders).

“It’s just a preseason game… it’s just a preseason game… it’s just a preseason game…”

And, it really is only a preseason game and Coach Fisher is notorious for not caring about the outcome of preseason games.  I was in the crowd Friday night and the Raiders seemed much more energized and prepared than the Rams.  But to be fair, the Rams star running back Tre Mason only saw 2 touches.   Not enough action to warrant any kind of  judgement.  The most important things for Rams fans is to see a progressive improvement across the preseason.  Other highlights of the night include 2 Rams INTs (Imoan Claiborne and Trumaine Johnson) and a solid performance from WR Chris Givens who gave us 4 receptions for 36 yards and a 16 yard run to the left.

A lot more preparation to be done before the regular season.  Go Rams!!!

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One Response to “Rams vs Raiders: 2015 NFL Preseason Game 1”

  1. Mike says:

    I hate to say it, but based on this one game, it’s the same old lousy Rams. The penalties are particularly discouraging, because they’ve been bad every preseason, Fisher had downplayed them, then we’ve gone on to a season full of drives killed by penalties, and opponents drives revived by a penalty after an apparent stop.

    If Fisher can’t get the penalties cleaned up in the preseason, why should anyone expect him to get them cleaned up during the season? At least there are three more chances to see if he can clean things up!

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