The Los Angeles Rams beat the Oakland Raiders 33-13 to begin their 2018 NFL regular season. How did the individual and team performances look? Here are 5 grades for Monday night.
When the clock struck zero in Oakland, the Los Angeles Rams had all but worn down the Oakland Raiders, and were able to head back down the coast with a 33-13 win. It wasn’t necessarily a pretty, textbook kind of a win, but hey, a “W” is a “W.”
So with a Week 1 win secured away, and a home game next Sunday against NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals, the offense that appeared rusty, and a defense that looked at times out of sync, finally got some work in real-time.
It was needed and looked like it especially after a first half of football.
Handing out grades this week is easy if for no other reason than 60 minutes of football in Oakland showed a lot. Some good and some not so much.
Plain and simple, the Rams were clearly the best team top to bottom on the field Monday night. It was a better roster of players who wore down the Silver and Black, and ultimately got the win.
As for individual performances? Well like I said, some were good and some not so much.
The bottom line is what is ultimately important, and that was getting a win to kick of the 2018 season.