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Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders: Highlight/Lowlight

Let’s take a delve into the best and worst play from week one

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The Los Angeles Rams met the Oakland Raiders for their week one matchup on Monday Night Football. Ultimately, the Rams came out on top 33-13 though the game could have been an absolute blowout had the players not been as rusty.

Albeit, there were many highlights and even lowlights in the game. Let’s jump into it.


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Considering the Raiders’ fear of pushing the ball downfield at all — which makes sense considering the defensive line and secondary — this probably falls as the biggest lowlight for me. First, TE Jared Cook is the former high-priced Ram who disappointed miserably. Second, ILB Cory Littleton needs to be better in coverage as he’ll be relied upon a ton this year, especially with ILB Mark Barron currently injured. Last year vs the San Francisco 49ers in week 17 Littleton was toasted on the exact same play by TE George Kittle.


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Hell yeah. First game as a Ram, first pick-six for CB Marcus Peters. Not only that, but he managed to do it in his hometown of Oakland. The game was essentially wrapped up at this point, but Peters read his coverage assignment on TE Jared Cook, broke, ran the route for the receiver, and the rest is history.

The highlight had several deep shots that could have given me a much tougher time deciding which play would get the honors, but the offense wasn’t 100% in sync. Knocking off the rust and moving forward leaves no doubt that this team will have plenty of exciting plays.