His winning ways continued on Monday night as the Rams knocked off the Raiders by a score of 33-13, moving to 1-0 on the season. Mack was holding out of Raiders camp as he looked for a new contract in Oakland like what Aaron Donald received in L.A., and Gruden and the Raiders weren't willing to put that kind of offer on the table.
"When you can run the ball like they can in the second half it's very hard to rush the passer".
Once Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams offense got started after sitting out the entire preseason, they couldn't be stopped. "I don't think we did a good enough job of putting a lot of pressure on him". That said, this game was up for grabs heading towards the final quarter of play.
However, Gruden already proved he is not afraid to make unpopular decisions when he traded Khalil Mack.
Derek Carr says it often.
The reigning NFL coach of the year showed he is not going to stand pat after orchestrating a team that led the league in scoring last season.
Khalil Mack could have played his former team right out of the gate.
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Mack's first game with Chicago went well - a sack, a pick AND a TD - and Romanowski isn't at all surprised that the Raiders are feeling some immediate remorse.
The Bears wasted no time after they acquired Mack in making him the highest-paid defensive player of all-time.