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Marshawn Lynch scores first Raiders touchdown in Jon Gruden's return

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Marshawn Lynch scores first Raiders touchdown in Jon Gruden's return

Seventy-five yards. Seven plays. Four minutes and 37 seconds.

That's how long it took for the Oakland Raiders to score their first touchdown of the Second Jon Gruden Era.

Marshawn Lynch capped the first drive of Gruden's homecoming Monday night at the Coliseum with a textbook Beast Mode run against the Los Angeles Rams -- and six points. 

It was Oakland's first touchdown with Gruden in charge since Jan. 19, 2002, when James Jett scored the first six points of the infamous "Tuck Rule" game. The Raiders didn't face third down at any point during the first drive, either. 

Oakland's defense followed that by forcing the Rams to go three and out. That certainly will help make Khalil Mack seem like a distant memory to Raider Nation.

Raiders' three top position battles entering 2020 NFL training camp

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Raiders' three top position battles entering 2020 NFL training camp

With training camp two months away, the Raiders already are pretty much set with their offensive and defensive starting lineups. Yes, camp always creates a surprise or two, and the Raiders would welcome any sort of competition across the lineup to raise the level of play.

But if you assume first-round pick Henry Ruggs gets a starting nod at wide receiver and that free agent pickups Cory Littleton (LB), Nick Kwiatkoski (LB), Damarious Randall (S) and Maliek Collins (DT) do the same at their positions, it means only a few big battles loom for starting jobs.

Here is a look at three:

Cornerback

With Travon Mullen solidifying himself as a starter at one cornerback, the Raiders go to training camp needing to find a starter at the other cornerback spot.

SEE RAIDERS' THREE KEY POSITION BATTLES AT REVIEW-JOURNAL