Raiders drop Week 2 exhibition game to Vikings
Khalil Mack opened the game up with a big tackle in the Minnesota backfield of running back Jerrick McKinnon. The second-year pass rush specialist for the Raiders was a constant presence, applying pressure and clogging up potential running lanes.
Teddy Bridgewater showed continued growth for the up-and-coming Minnesota Vikings.
Derek Carr made smart decisions for the Raiders on Saturday, helping move the offense early.
A little more of rookie Amari Cooper was revealed, as the No. 4 overall pick hauled in a 40-yard toe-tapping, sideline catch from quarterback Derek Carr. The connection moved the Raiders down the field in a hurry.
Getting on the board
Running back Latavius Murray flashed some hard-charging running Saturday in Minnesota. He averaged 5.0 yards per carry in the Week 2 contest and scored the first touchdown of the game, putting the Raiders up 6-0 over the Vikings. He finished with four carries for 20 yards and a score.
Teddy Bridgewater responded to the TD drive by the Raiders, piecing together one of his own. The Vikings quarterback led his squad down the field and capped the series off with a touchdown to wideout Charles Johnson over the head of Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden. The score evened the game up at six points apiece.
Rain and lightning temporarily suspended the Week 2 preseason game between the Raiders and Vikings on Saturday.
Vikings tight end Chase Ford, defended by Oakland Raiders cornerback Dexter McDonald and strong safety Brandian Ross, catches a four-yard pass for a touchdown in traffic. This gave Minnesota a 13-9 lead.
Raiders placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio converted 2-of-2 field goals, notching six points for Oakland.
Vikings tailback Blake Renaud charged into the end zone for a one-yard touchdown run, giving the Vikings a 20-12 lead. This would be the last score of the game, as Minnesota handed Oakland its first loss of the 2015 preseason.