Los Angeles Rams: 3 bold predictions for Week 2 preseason against the Raiders

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The Los Angeles Rams will play the Oakland Raiders in Week 2 of preseason action. Can fans expect to see any star players on the field?

Week 2 of the NFL preseason will feature the Los Angeles Rams against the Oakland Raiders in the Coliseum. It’s also a preview, if you choose to call it that, of the Week 1 Monday Night matchup in Oakland.

However for this Saturday afternoon tilt, don’t expect much drama. That said, look for some redemption opportunity, some questions to be further explored, and the continued coming out of one particular player.

What I wouldn’t look for is many, if any starters on the field for a second straight week.

Two reason for that is head coach Sean McVay not looking to give up anything to his opening week opponent in Jon Gruden, and his trend of keeping his star players on the bench in bubble wrap.

No slight intended, but let’s not pretend McVay hasn’t softened the ground to keep his starters on the bench this preseason. Something that I believe changes next week against the Houston Texans.

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But that’s next week.

This week is another bowl of vanilla ice cream, with the exception of a nagging storyline that the Rams would like to see go away beginning this week, and that’s the play of backup quarterback Sean Mannion.

Indeed the top story fans and football analysts will be watching closely.