AÂ 26-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings vaults the Las Vegas Raiders to 2-0 in the NFL preseason. Let’s quickly recap today’s action.
Raiders Preseason: Another Solid Performance By The Silver and Black
Las Vegas had another crisp outing. Despite most of the starters not playing, the Raiders didn’t really miss a beat. Typically, these types of games tend to be subject to sloppy play. The Raiders had zero turnovers and committed just four penalties. Head coach Josh McDaniels clearly has his guys playing some disciplined football.
Off To A Strong Start
Once again, the Raiders jumped out to an early lead. A field goal by Daniel Carlson on their first drive, followed by a four-yard touchdown run by Jarrett Stidham on the next, propelled Vegas to an early 10-point lead. The defense was stout as well. They held the Vikings to just six points in the first half.
Raiders Kept It Up In The Second Half
Even when the Raiders started to get further down the depth chart in the third quarter, they still looked good. Nick Mullens hit DJ Turner for a 34-yard touchdown pass. In the fourth quarter, rookie Brittain Brown joined the fun with a one-yard touchdown run. Finally, the Raiders capped off their scoring with another Carlson field goal. The defense had a little more trouble in the second half. That was mostly due to Kellen Mond having a great game. The Vikings’ rookie quarterback had a pair of touchdown tosses. However, it was not enough, as the Raiders still held on for a six-point win.
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