Tonight the Los Angeles Rams return to SoFi Stadium to host the Las Vegas Raiders. From 1982 to 1994 both teams called LA home. Now both teams sport the NFL’s newest home field venues in Las Vegas and here at the SoFi Stadium.
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The coaches have also come and gone in a sense. Jon Gruden was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 1998 to 2001 and after a run with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that resulted in a Championship and a decade away from the coaching profession, Gruden returned to Oakland to coach the Raiders again in 2018. This year will be Gruden and the Raiders second year in Las Vegas and second year in the newly built venue.
Sean McVay, a former mentee and quality control assistant for Gruden, prepares for his fifth season as the youngest head coach in the NFL as he aims to lead his team back to the NFC championship and to the Super Bowl like he did in 2018.
For the Rams, none of the starters are expected to be active in tonight's game.
Instead we’ll likely see a follow up from last weeks action against the Los Angeles Chargers. Quarterbacks Devlin Hodges and Bryce Perkins will look to put forth a productive performance for a shot to make the LA roster or any other team that may need depth at the position. Running backs Xavier Jones and Jake Funk will compete for a preseason victory but also for the primary back up role to Darrell Henderson Jr. and rookie WR Tutu Atwell will try to prove his value as a second round draft pick as an offensive asset or special teams weapon.
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