Los Angeles Rams: 5 takeaways from Week 2 preseason win over Oakland Raiders

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Here are five key takeaways from the Los Angeles Rams win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 2 of the preseason.

To say the Los Angeles Rams played much better in Week 2 of the preseason over the Oakland Raiders would be a huge understatement after they came through with the 19-15 victory over Jon Gruden and company on Saturday. After an embarrassing 33-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens one week earlier, the pressure was on the Rams to bounce back with a positive outing against the Raiders, even if Sean McVay was resting the starters for a second week in a row.

Preseason may not seem like that big of a deal since the outcome doesn’t go towards the actual standings, but as football fans know, this is the time of year where backups and players trying to make a case for themselves look to impress the coaching staff. So when Los Angeles struggled the way they did against Baltimore, it was tough not to wonder whether McVay should be concerned over some of these players since he didn’t know if they could be relied on if called upon.

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After Saturday’s game against the Raiders, it’s safe to say that McVay is feeling much better about his players beyond the starters when looking at how well they played for the most part during their second action of preseason. So with the Rams finally earning their first win of the preseason, here are five takeaways from the team’s win over the Raiders that are worth discussing before the team’s next matchup against the Houston Texans on Saturday, which should be another good test.