Raiders score late, but lose to Vikings 10-6 in preseason opener
Coach Allen meets Zimmer before game
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen talks with Minnesota Vikings new head coach Mike Zimmer prior to the start of their first pre-season game on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Minnesota.
In the Raiders first play from scrimmage, Menelik Watson moved before the snap, resulting in a false snap. Oakland was penalized five yards on the play.
Mack makes first tackle
Raiders first round draft pick Khalil Mack recorded two solo tackles in the first quarter, one of which was for a loss.
Vikings score first
After a three and out by Schaub and the Raiders offense, the Vikings took over on their own 30 yard line. Quarterback Matt Cassel led his team on a 10 play, 70-yard drive. After a 22-yard completion to tight end Kyle Rudolph, Cassel handed the ball to running back Matt Asiata, who ran across the goal line and scored a touchdown in the first quarter.
Jones-Drew moves the chains
Maurice Jones-Drew made his presence known for the Raiders in the first quarter. He had two carries for 10 yards and also made two receptions for 14 yards. Jones-Drew would be replaced by Darren McFadden by the end of the quarter.
Vikings score on a 30-yard field goal
After the Raiders were forced to punt for the second straight time, Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater got behind center. Bridgewater completed just one pass and fumbled the ball when he was sacked by Raiders defensive end Shelby Harris. The Vikings would recover the fumble, and score on a Blair Walsh 30-yard field goal to complete a 10 play, 42-yard drive. The Raiders trailed the Vikings 10-0 at the end of the first quarter.
David Carr takes over
Rookie quarterback David Carr struggled in his first preseason game with the Raiders. Carr threw two incomplete passes and one interception with six minutes remaining in the second quarter. He finished the game with a 47.4 quarterback rating, completed 10 out of 16 passes for 74 yards, and was sacked once.
Raiders lose to Vikings 10-6
Quarterback Matt McGloin entered the game in the fourth quarter. He led the Raiders on a 9 play, 18-yard drive, which was the team's first scoring opportunity. However, Kevin Goessling 44-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Vikings linebacker Gerald Hodges. The Raiders would punt the ball for the seventh time in their next possession. But with two minutes and 32 seconds left in the game, McGloin finally found an opening and scrambled for 10 yards, scoring a touchdown. The Raiders failed to convert a two-point conversion -- and lost to the Vikings 10-6.