New Raiders Debut, But Same Old Raiders Showed Up — Undisciplined Penalties, Defense Never Leaving The Field, Other Team Laughing At Them From The Sidelines — Owner Mark Davis Not Pleased With Team’s Performance — Bright Spots: QB Matt McGloin & WR Denarius Moore

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Raiders 10-6 exhibition loss to Vikings is less than inspiring  (by Jerry McDonald, Bay Area News Group)…The Raiders may well make good on their promise to bury their recent past, but a 10-6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Friday night at TCF Bank Stadium in no way inspired confidence among the fan base. “I was disappointed in the way we played,’’ Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “I thought we’d come out a lot sharper than that.’’ (read more)

“Instead of looking like an intriguing mix of veterans and young players rounding into a playoff contender, the Raiders looked like what they are – a team of players still getting to know one another after a dozen training camp practices.”

RELATED COVERAGE:
Scoring Summary & Game Stats (Raiders.com)
Matt McGloin Scrambles for 10 Yard Touchdown (NFL Network)
Game Highlights of QBs Cassel, Bridgewater, Schaub, & Carr (NFL Network)

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Raiders starters struggle in preseason opener  (by Scott Bair, CSN Bay Area)…Raiders right tackle Menelik Watson started Friday’s preseason opener with a false start. Then quarterback Matt Schaub underthrew Andre Holmes with a pass that could’ve been intercepted. It didn’t get any better from there. (read more)

“The Raiders offense played three series and had just one first down. Mychal Rivera had two drops that could’ve been first downs. Maurice Jones-Drew had a nice run negated by a penalty, as did a catch from Andre Holmes. Watson also allowed a sack.”

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Observation Deck: Oakland Raiders  (by Paul Gutierrez, ESPN)…We already referenced the Raiders’ first penalty, which came on the first play of the game, but there was also a costly 15-yard facemask flag on backup tight end Brian Leonhardt. The Raiders had 13 penalties for 94 yards. “When you’re good, you can overcome these kinds of obstacles, but the Raiders aren’t that good,” former Raiders coach Tom Flores said on the team’s broadcast. Flores, the Raiders’ two-time Super Bowl winning coach, is already in midseason form. (read more)

“The Raiders’ first-team defense left much to be desired as the Vikings shredded it for a 10-play, 70-yard touchdown drive on Minnesota’s first possession. Defensive tackle Pat Sims had a sack but rookie linebacker Khalil Mack, who played into the second quarter, had two tackles with one for a loss.”

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Raiders start off with woeful 10-6 loss  (by Vic Tafur, SF Gate)…It’s the preseason, so how bad could it have really been? Pretty bad. (read more)

“One observer, owner Mark Davis, was visibly not pleased with the team’s performance.”

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Raiders Open Flat, But Moore Shows Some Spark  (by Doug Williams, NBC Bay Area)…But, there were some bright spots, including the running of backs Latavius Murray and Maurice Jones-Drew and the play of wide receiver Denarius Moore. (read more)

“Moore came into Friday night’s game needing a good exhibition season to hang onto his roster spot after being slotted No. 3 on the depth chart at his position earlier in the week behind Andre Holmes and James Jones.”

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McGloin rushes for TD in Raiders loss (Associated Press)…Matt Schaub’s first time in silver and black wasn’t exactly smooth, either. The latest attempt by the Raiders to stop the quarterback carousel from spinning, Schaub finished 3 for 7 for 21 yards. Rookie Derek Carr completed 7 of 10 passes for 45 yards and one interception. (read more)

“West Scranton and Penn State alum Matt McGloin scored the Raiders’ only touchdown, a 10-yard run late in the fourth quarter. He finished 11-of-18 passing for 90 yards, playing the entire fourth quarter after Matt Schaub and second-round pick Derek Carr exited the game.”

 

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