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PFF ReFocused, NFL Preseason Week 1: Oakland Raiders 14, Los Angeles Rams 3

Keon Hatcher and Ryan Grant both made some highlight-reel grabs en route to the Oakland Raiders‘ 14-3 win over the visiting Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night.

PFF's ReFocused series features immediate takeaways from the two analysts who graded the game live. The two offer a detailed breakdown of the game's most notable performances before the grades and advanced stats are reviewed and finalized by Senior Analysts.

All of PFF's grades and advanced stats from this game and the other games played this week will be finalized and made available to ELITE subscribers within 24 hours of the final whistle. ELITE subscribers can view player grades, advanced statistics, positional snap counts and more in Premium Stats.

Final Score

Oakland Raiders 14, Los Angeles Rams 3

Oakland Raiders

Veteran center Jordan Devey was a highlight in limited action for Oakland on Saturday night. He earned some positive marks as a run-blocker and was one of the better Raiders offensive linemen in pass protection.

Second-year edge defender Arden Key was Oakland's best pass-rusher on the night. He picked up a sack in the first half and several other positive plays rushing off the edge.

Los Angeles Rams

Second-year wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge contributed positively as a pass-catcher and stood out as a run-blocker in the Rams' bout with Oakland. He led the team in receiving yards with 48 from three receptions.

Rookie safety Taylor Rapp, a standout at the University of Washington before taking his talents to Los Angeles, had a great pass breakup over the middle the field covering Raiders' Hunter Renfrow. He also limited mistakes defending the run and beyond his pass breakup in coverage.

Oakland Raiders

Second-year offensive tackle Brandon Parker struggled significantly in pass protection against Los Angeles' defensive front. He allowed multiple pressures and committed multiple penalties.

Veteran quarterback Mike Glennon had some solid passes in the contest, but he complimented the good with two terrible throws that resulted in bad interceptions. He'll need to perform better moving forward to keep Jon Gruden favorite Nathan Peterman from stealing the No. 2 spot behind Derek Carr in Oakland.

Los Angeles Rams

Rams' Brandon Allen, a sixth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, turned in an ugly performance in this one. He was inaccurate with the football and finished the game with just six completions for 34 yards from 12 attempts.

Another member of the 2016 NFL Draft class, center Aaron Neary didn't have the worst day in pass protection, but his efforts in the run game were well below average.

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