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Rams spoil Gruden's return with 33-13 win over Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Once Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams offense got started after sitting out the entire preseason, they couldn't be stopped.

Goff threw two touchdown passes, newcomer Marcus Peters returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown and the Rams used a dominant second half to spoil coach Jon Gruden's much-anticipated return to the Oakland sideline by beating the Raiders 33-13 on Monday night.

''There was a little bit of feeling it out, seeing what they're going to do, seeing what their scheme is,'' Goff said. ''I thought our defense did a great job of responding as well as our offense. I still don't think we played up to our standards in the first half. Think the second half, we came out and we did.''

Goff and the rest of the offensive starters for the Rams (1-0) didn't play at all in the preseason, and many of the top defensive players also got little time on the field in the exhibition games.

That might have contributed to the shaky start. The Raiders (0-1) moved the ball relatively easily and the Rams struggled to finish drives. But Los Angeles flipped the script in the second half, outscoring Oakland 23-0 and showing why this team is considered one of the favorites in the NFC after last year's breakthrough season that ended with a division title.

''I think for us to be able to go through a little bit of adversity and have to come back from behind going into the half, that was a good test of your resolve as a football team,'' coach Sean McVay said. ''It was certainly a good job by those guys and I thought the offense responded.''

Gruden had his first game as coach of the Raiders (0-1) since the end of the 2001 season. He was traded to Tampa Bay after that season and beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl the following year. He has been announcing for ESPN for the past nine seasons before Oakland owner Mark Davis finally lured him back to the delight of Raiders fans.

But there were only boos by the end of the night after Peters iced the game with his touchdown return on Derek Carr's third interception of the game.

''It was a tale of two halves,'' Gruden said. ''Obviously we did not take care of the ball and that was a critical part of that football game.''

Peters punctuated that with a celebratory dive into the end zone reminiscent of his close friend Marshawn Lynch.

''I did the Beast Mode,'' Peters said. ''That's what I did.''

Gruden's second stint started well with the Raiders taking the opening kick and driving 75 yards for a touchdown on a 10-yard run by Lynch. The Rams had Lynch stood up at the 3, but he powered his way into the end zone with help from a push by his offensive linemen.

Oakland managed just six points the rest of the way against a defense fortified by the offseason additions of former All-Pros Peters, Aqib Talib and Ndamukong Suh.

Carr threw an interception in the end zone to John Johnson in the second quarter and another in the fourth when he tried to pull back a pass at the last minute only to have the ball slip out and float right to linebacker Cory Littleton

''It was one of the dumbest plays you could have,'' Carr said. ''I knew what I should have done as soon as that play was over.''

The Rams matched the early score when Todd Gurley took a flip from Goff and raced 19 yards to the end zone . They took control in the second half.

Los Angeles tied it at 13 on a field goal by Greg Zuerlein on the opening drive of the third quarter and then took the lead for good on a 58-yard, four-play drive that featured two passes downfield to another offseason addition, Brandin Cooks, and then the 8-yard TD to Cooper Kupp.

MISSING MACK

The Raiders barely touched Goff all night just over a week after trading star pass rusher Khalil Mack to Chicago for a package that included two first-round picks. Bruce Irvin had the only sack when Goff held the ball too long and there were few other pressures.

TOUGH STARTS

Gruden's defeat dropped the league's new head coaches to 0-7 in Week 1.

FLAG DAY

The Raiders once again had issues with penalties, committing 10 for 145 yards in the first half alone thanks to two long pass interference calls against Rashaan Melvin (37 yards) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (50). That's more yards in penalties than they had in any game during Gruden's first four-year stint and the most in the first half for any team since at least 2000. The Raiders had one penalty for 10 yards in the second half.

INJURIES

Raiders long snapper Andrew DePaola injured his knee in the first quarter and didn't return. TE Lee Smith filled in and provided accurate snaps on two field goals. He had a high snap on a punt but Johnny Townsend leaped and brought it down with no issues. It was a far cry from the 2012 season opener when Jon Condo got hurt for Oakland and Travis Goethel came in and botched three snaps in a loss to the Chargers.

''It was stressful, I can't even lie to you guys,'' Smith said. ''I'm just glad they all got back there.''

Rams returner Pharoh Cooper left in the second half with an ankle injury.

ANTHEM

Lynch sat once again during the national anthem. Lynch also sat for the anthem all of last season but never gave a reason for his decision.

UP NEXT

Rams: Host Arizona on Sunday.

Raiders: Visit Denver on Sunday.

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Key Players
J. Goff 16 QB
233 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, RuYd
21
FPTS
J. Cook 87 TE
180 ReYds, 9 RECs
18
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Touchdown 2:11
D.Carr pass short right intended for J.Cook INTERCEPTED by M.Peters [N.Suh] at 50. M.Peters for 50 yards TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
32
13
Field Goal 3:26
G.Zuerlein 20 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.McQuaide Holder-J.Hekker.
13
plays
69
yds
4:43
pos
26
13
Field Goal 9:29
G.Zuerlein 55 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.McQuaide Holder-J.Hekker.
11
plays
51
yds
4:15
pos
23
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:00
G.Zuerlein extra point is GOOD Center-J.McQuaide Holder-J.Hekker.
plays
yds
pos
20
13
Touchdown 0:03
J.Goff pass short right to C.Kupp for 8 yards TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
58
yds
1:42
pos
19
13
Field Goal 9:11
G.Zuerlein 28 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.McQuaide Holder-J.Hekker.
10
plays
60
yds
5:56
pos
13
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:15
M.Nugent 48 yard field goal is GOOD Center-L.Smith Holder-J.Townsend.
11
plays
45
yds
2:30
pos
10
13
Field Goal 2:49
G.Zuerlein 20 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.McQuaide Holder-J.Hekker.
7
plays
78
yds
2:11
pos
10
10
Field Goal 13:14
M.Nugent 24 yard field goal is GOOD Center-L.Smith Holder-J.Townsend.
12
plays
69
yds
7:22
pos
7
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:53
G.Zuerlein extra point is GOOD Center-J.McQuaide Holder-J.Hekker.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 4:59
J.Goff pass short right to T.Gurley for 19 yards TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
50
yds
1:14
pos
6
7
Point After TD 10:23
M.Nugent extra point is GOOD Center-A.DePaola Holder-J.Townsend.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:32
M.Lynch up the middle for 10 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
4:37
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:29 31:31
1st Downs 23 20
Rushing 8 7
Passing 13 11
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 4-11 5-11
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 365 395
Total Plays 60 64
Avg Gain 6.1 6.2
Net Yards Rushing 140 95
Rush Attempts 26 23
Avg Rush Yards 5.4 4.1
Net Yards Passing 225 300
Comp. - Att. 18-33 29-40
Yards Per Pass 6.8 7.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-8 1-3
Penalties - Yards 8-70 11-155
Touchdowns 2 1
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 2 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 3
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 3
Punts - Avg 2-53.5 4-41.5
Return Yards 87 10
Punts - Returns 2-12 1-10
Kickoffs - Returns 3-75 0-0
Int. - Returns 3-0 0-0
Kicking 7/8 3/3
Extra Points 3/3 1/1
Field Goals 4/5 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 2-5 -40% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-3 -33% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Rams 1-0 73101333
Raiders 0-1 760013
225 PASS YDS 300
140 RUSH YDS 95
365 TOTAL YDS 395
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Goff 16 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.5% 233 2 0 97.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.5% 466 4 0 97.2
J. Goff 18/33 233 2 0 21
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Gurley 30 RB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 108 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 216 0
T. Gurley 20 108 0 23 19
C. Kupp 18 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 32 0
C. Kupp 2 16 0 12 12
R. Woods 17 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 12 0
R. Woods 1 6 0 6 3
B. Cooks 12 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 12 0
B. Cooks 1 6 0 6 8
M. Brown 34 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 10 0
M. Brown 1 5 0 5 1
J. Goff 16 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -2 0
J. Goff 1 -1 0 -1 21
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
B. Cooks 12 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 87 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 174 0
B. Cooks 8 5 87 0 30 8
C. Kupp 18 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 52 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 104 2
C. Kupp 9 5 52 1 12 12
T. Gurley 30 RB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 39 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 78 2
T. Gurley 5 3 39 1 19 19
R. Woods 17 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 3 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 74 0
R. Woods 9 3 37 0 20 3
M. Brown 34 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 36 0
M. Brown 2 2 18 0 9 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
C. Littleton 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-4 2 0.0
C. Littleton 11-2 0.0 1 0
J. Johnson 43 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-6 2 0.0
J. Johnson 6-3 0.0 1 0
L. Joyner 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
L. Joyner 5-1 0.0 0 0
M. Brockers 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 2.0
M. Brockers 4-1 1.0 0 0
A. Talib 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 0.0
A. Talib 4-3 0.0 0 0
S. Ebukam 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
S. Ebukam 3-1 0.0 0 0
M. Christian 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
M. Christian 3-0 0.0 0 0
N. Suh 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
N. Suh 2-2 0.0 0 0
R. Wilson 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-6 0 0.0
R. Wilson 1-3 0.0 0 0
M. Peters 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 2 0.0
M. Peters 1-2 0.0 1 0
D. Easley 91 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Easley 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Lawler 53 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Lawler 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Franklin-Myers 57 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
J. Franklin-Myers 1-1 0.0 0 0
N. Robey-Coleman 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
N. Robey-Coleman 0-2 0.0 0 0
E. Westbrooks 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
E. Westbrooks 0-1 0.0 0 0
M. Longacre 96 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
M. Longacre 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Davis 33 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Davis 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Zuerlein 4 K
15
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
4/5 3/3
SEASON FG XP
8/10 6/6
G. Zuerlein 4/5 55 3/3 15
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Hekker 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 58.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
4 58.5 4
J. Hekker 2 58.5 2 62
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
P. Cooper 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 25.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 25.0 26 0
P. Cooper 3 25.0 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
P. Cooper 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 6.0 12 0
P. Cooper 2 6.0 12 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Carr 4 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.5% 303 0 3 62.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.5% 606 0 6 62.8
D. Carr 29/40 303 0 3 6
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Lynch 24 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 41 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 82 2
M. Lynch 11 41 1 10 10
J. Richard 30 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 48 0
J. Richard 5 24 0 9 7
D. Martin 28 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 40 0
D. Martin 4 20 0 13 2
A. Cooper 89 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 18 0
A. Cooper 1 9 0 9 0
D. Carr 4 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 2 0
D. Carr 2 1 0 6 6
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Cook 87 TE
18
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 9 180 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 360 0
J. Cook 12 9 180 0 45 18
J. Richard 30 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 9 55 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 110 0
J. Richard 11 9 55 0 9 7
J. Nelson 82 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 46 0
J. Nelson 4 3 23 0 17 2
D. Carrier 85 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 40 0
D. Carrier 3 2 20 0 12 2
S. Roberts 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 22 0
S. Roberts 2 1 11 0 11 1
A. Cooper 89 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 18 0
A. Cooper 3 1 9 0 9 0
M. Lynch 24 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 16 0
M. Lynch 2 2 8 0 6 10
D. Martin 28 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 -3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 -6 0
D. Martin 2 2 -3 0 -1 2
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Whitehead 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
T. Whitehead 6-1 0.0 0 0
D. Johnson 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
D. Johnson 5-0 0.0 0 0
R. Nelson 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
R. Nelson 4-0 0.0 0 0
M. Gilchrist 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 0.0
M. Gilchrist 4-2 0.0 0 0
L. Hall 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 0.0
L. Hall 4-2 0.0 0 0
R. Melvin 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
R. Melvin 4-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hurst 73 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
M. Hurst 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Lee 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.0
M. Lee 2-2 0.0 0 0
F. Rucker 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
F. Rucker 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Rodgers-Cromartie 45 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
D. Rodgers-Cromartie 2-0 0.0 0 0
P. Hall 92 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
P. Hall 2-1 0.0 0 0
G. Conley 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
G. Conley 1-1 0.0 0 0
B. Irvin 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
B. Irvin 1-0 1.0 0 1
A. Key 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
A. Key 1-2 0.0 0 0
S. Calhoun 91 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
S. Calhoun 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Nugent 6 K
7
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
4/4 2/2
M. Nugent 2/2 48 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Townsend 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 44.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
8 44.5 2
J. Townsend 4 44.5 1 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Harris 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 10.0 10 0
D. Harris 1 10.0 10 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:23 LAR 25 1:49 3 8 Punt
6:20 LAR 50 1:14 4 50 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:31 LAR 19 3:05 7 53 FG Miss
4:57 LAR 20 2:11 7 78 FG
0:10 LAR 25 0:10 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LAR 30 5:56 10 60 FG
7:24 LAR 18 3:24 5 19 Punt
1:53 LAR 42 1:42 4 58 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:41 LAR 12 4:15 11 51 FG
8:08 LAR 29 4:43 13 69 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OAK 25 4:37 7 75 TD
8:47 OAK 15 2:27 3 -8 Punt
4:53 OAK 25 7:22 12 69 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:30 OAK 36 4:35 8 43 INT
2:40 OAK 25 2:30 11 45 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:04 OAK 25 1:47 5 12 Punt
4:01 OAK 8 2:11 3 5 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OAK 25 1:26 3 10 Punt
9:19 OAK 25 1:21 4 35 INT
3:15 OAK 25 1:16 4 22 INT
1:59 OAK 25 1:59 6 52 Game