Los Angeles Rams: 3 questions for Week 1 preseason battle with Oakland Raiders

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The Los Angeles Rams will take on the Oakland Raiders Saturday night for their first preseason battle of 2019.

After months of waiting, the Los Angeles Rams will officially kick off their first preseason game of 2019 on Saturday when they take on the Oakland Raiders.

Normally, it can be tough for some football fans to get excited about the start of preseason action since it’s nowhere near the same level of excitement as the real games in September.

But just like every other team across the NFL, the Rams still have a few questions in need of answering before September arrives, meaning these preseason games could actually have some sort of meaning for the defending NFC champions.

Even if Antonio Brown isn’t going to be playing at all since the speedy wideout is still dealing with a foot injury, Oakland as a team should still be able to test Los Angeles in a good way to see where the team currently stands in August.

Rightfully so, expectations are going to be high for the Rams entering the third year under Sean McVay after back-to-back NFC West titles along with a recent trip to the Super Bowl.

And while some football critics will point out there should be concerns surrounding the new level of pressure, this is McVay, meaning the Rams head coach will make sure his team will be ready to go.

With the Raiders considered one of the biggest winners from the offseason, there are plenty of reasons to be excited over this preseason game against the Rams.

To help prepare for the matchup, here are three questions to consider surrounding Los Angeles, as they continue to prepare for Week 1 of the preseason against Oakland.