3 takeaways from Rams 14-3 loss to Raiders during Week 1 preseason

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3. Defense stood out most

While the offense was pretty much boring to watch throughout Saturday’s contest, at least the defense of the Rams ended up looking pretty solid for the most part.

From only allowing the Raiders to score 14 points to Steven Parker and Kevin Peterson each recording interceptions, there’s no question the defense stood out the most for Los Angeles, and helped McVay feel better about the unit.

As much praise as the offense receives for all the weapons Jared Goff has to work with, whether the Rams have what it takes to earn another trip to the Super Bowl could come down to the play on the defensive side of the football.

Similar to last year, Los Angeles will be playing with targets on their backs heading into September, and will face plenty of tough competition in the NFC just to earn a trip to Miami for another opportunity to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

Some of the players who came up big on Saturday may not see that much playing time once the real action begins in September, but at least this helps Los Angeles depth wise.