NFL Preseason Week 1 Game Recap: Las Vegas Raiders 34, San Francisco 49ers 7

2RH3R66 Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell (4) throws the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The most anticipated backup quarterback battle of the offseason continued as the San Francisco 49ers gave Trey Lance and Sam Darnold each time to work in this one, but it Was the Las Vegas RaidersAidan O'Connell who stole the show in a 34-7 romp.


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Offensive spotlight: Trey Lance got the first taste of action between him and Darnold, and it was a rather shaky showing. On the surface, he recorded one touchdown pass. PFF, however, heavily downgraded Lance for, well, this turnover-worthy … score.

Lance did make one big-time throw to boost his grade, but it will likely end up as a sub-60.0 mark after final reviews.

Defensive spotlight: A former top-five pick of the Raiders, Clelin Ferrell showed out against his former squad. On just five pass-rushing snaps, he managed a sack and another rep where he beat his blocker. Ferrell also made a run stop in the revenge game before his day ended.

Rookie spotlight: How about Aidan O'Connell? The fourth-round pick out of Purdue looked more than comfortable in his NFL debut, going 15-of-18 with two big-time throws and no turnover-worthy plays. And two of those incompletions were drops. O'Connell earned an 85.0-plus passing grade on PFF's first review.

Offensive line spotlight: Pending final reviews, the Raiders let up minimal pressure on the day, with both Dylan Parham and Hroniss Grasu staying clean in pass protection. Meanwhile, San Francisco struggled in that facet as Trey Lance was sacked four times.


Box Score

Passing
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Trey Lance 8.68 10 / 15 112 7.5 1 0
Sam Darnold 3.36 5 / 8 84 10.5 0 0
Brandon Allen 0.34 5 / 8 36 4.5 0 1
Las Vegas Raiders
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Aidan O'Connell 10.34 15 / 18 141 7.8 1 0
Chase Garbers 4.74 3 / 5 11 2.2 1 0
Rushing
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Ronnie Bell 10.3 1 15 15 0 15
Trey Lance 8.68 1 2 2 0 2
Sam Darnold 3.36 1 0 0 0 0
Tyrion Davis-Price 2.9 9 29 3.2 0 9
Jeremy McNichols 2.8 4 7 1.8 0 8
Jordan Mason 1.7 5 17 3.4 0 9
Brandon Allen 0.34 1 -1 -1 0 -1
Khalan Laborn 0 1 0 0 0 0
Las Vegas Raiders
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Sincere McCormick 15.9 9 27 3 1 7
Aidan O'Connell 10.34 2 7 3.5 0 4
Zamir White 10.3 13 43 3.3 1 9
Chase Garbers 4.74 1 3 3 0 3
Ameer Abdullah 3.6 5 22 4.4 0 5
Tre Tucker 2.8 1 3 3 0 3
Damien Williams 1.5 4 15 3.8 0 14
Receiving
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Ross Dwelley 10.8 4 3 18 4.5 1
Ronnie Bell 10.3 6 3 58 9.7 0
Chris Conley 7.7 4 3 47 11.8 0
Troy Fumagalli 5 2 2 30 15 0
Isaiah Winstead 4.2 2 2 22 11 0
Tay Martin 3.5 3 2 15 5 0
Jeremy McNichols 2.8 1 1 11 11 0
Willie Snead IV 2.2 2 1 12 6 0
Jordan Mason 1.7 1 0 0 0 0
Charlie Woerner 1.5 2 1 5 2.5 0
Brayden Willis 1.5 1 1 5 5 0
Cameron Latu 0.9 1 1 9 9 0
Khalan Laborn 0 1 0 0 0 0
Las Vegas Raiders
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Sincere McCormick 15.9 1 1 2 2 1
Keelan Cole Sr. 14.9 6 6 29 4.8 1
Cole Fotheringham 12.1 5 5 71 14.2 0
Phillip Dorsett 3.9 2 2 19 9.5 0
Ameer Abdullah 3.6 1 1 4 4 0
Kristian Wilkerson 3.2 5 2 12 2.4 0
Tre Tucker 2.8 3 1 15 5 0

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