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Rams-Raiders Capsule

September 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES RAMS (0-0) at OAKLAND (0-0)

Monday, 10:25 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Rams by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Los Angeles 9-7, Oakland 5-9-2

SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 8-5

LAST MEETING - Rams beat Raiders 52-0, Nov. 30, 2014

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 4, Raiders No. 21

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (8), PASS (10).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (28), PASS (13).

RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17T), RUSH (25), PASS (16).

RAIDERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (12), PASS (26).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Jon Gruden coaches first regular-season home game for Raiders since Jan. 6, 2001. ... Rams coach Sean McVay’s first NFL job was as Gruden’s assistant in Tampa Bay in 2008. ... Rams have 2017 Defensive Player of Year Aaron Donald in lineup after holdout ended. Raiders now without 2016 Defensive Player of Year Khalil Mack, traded to Chicago following holdout. ... Los Angeles went from worst to first in scoring in first year under McVay. ... Rams led NFL with 11 opening-drive scores on offense last year. ... Rams active in offseason, adding DT Ndamukong Suh, CBs Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, and WR Brandin Cooks. ... Los Angeles QB Jared Goff improved passer rating from 63.6 as rookie to 100.5 in second year. ... Raiders won last two openers after losing 11 of previous 12. ... Oakland QB Derek Carr matched career high with 13 INTs last year, had worst season for yards, TDs, passer rating since rookie season in 2014. ... Raiders have 31 players on roster who didn’t play for team last year. ... Oakland last in NFL in 2017 with five INTs, tied for second worst with 14 takeaways. ... T Donald Penn starts first game on right side after 174 games on left. ... Fantasy Tip: Rams RB Todd Gurley led NFL in yards from scrimmage (2,093) and TDs (19) last year. Raiders struggled matching up with RBs in passing game last year.

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