Lee Smith

Rams show promise in 24-21 victory over Raiders

Rams show promise in 24-21 victory over Raiders

Jared Goff turned toward the Rams’ sideline and pumped his fist in celebration.

The Rams quarterback had just lofted a touchdown pass, the finishing touch on the opening drive of Saturday night’s preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.

“I was excited,” he said. “Trying to get a little juice going.”

Goff played efficiently and led two other scoring drives before coach Sean McVay pulled all of his starters on offense late in the second quarter of the Rams’ 24-21 victory at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Backup quarterback Sean Mannion connected with rookie receiver Josh Reynolds on a 20-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to put the Rams...

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