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10 p.m. Eastern
The Oakland Raiders host the Los Angeles Rams in a California preseason showdown. Keep it here for live updates as soon as the game kicks off at 10 p.m. Eastern.
Oakland enters the season with high expectations. The Raiders were one of the best teams in the AFC last season, but lost quarterback Derek Carr right before the playoffs began with a broken leg. The loss of Carr along with several other key players inhibited the Raiders chances of truly competing in the playoffs.
For the Rams, there is a new energy in Los Angeles with new head coach Sean McVay. Rams fans hope McVay’s offense will give a lift to second-year quarterback Jared Goff. The Rams made sure Goff has plenty of weapons as they added wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds in the draft. Los Angeles also added play-making tight end Gerald Everett out of South Alabama.
The Rams biggest addition came just over a week ago as the team traded for star receiver Sammy Watkins. With a plethora of new receivers, the Rams should see improvement this season if they can get more production from running back Todd Gurley.
The Raiders lured veteran back Marshawn Lynch out of retirement to play for his hometown squad. Fans are anxious to see if he is the Beastmode of old, and can help lead Oakland to a deep playoff run.
Keep it here for live updates throughout the Raiders-Rams matchup.