Raiders vs Vikings Week 1 | 2022 Pre-Season

So far, so good—the Raiders vs Vikings Week 1 pre-season game ended in a 26-20 victory for the Silver and Black. The Las Vegas Raiders are now officially 2-0 for the pre-season after winning both Sunday’s matchup at home and last week’s 2022 Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early on, Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson and Minnesota VIkings kicker Greg Joseph tallied a few field goals onto the scoreboard. Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels used multiple rotations in the first half of the Raiders vs Vikings match to get everyone seasoned in, but it wasn’t until the second half where the offense really got it going.

“I think we have some depth at tackle and some competition,” said McDaniels. “We’ve told them since the first day they got here that this was going to be a situation where guys earn their opportunities and they’ll determine their role.”

Raiders vs Vikings Week 1 – 2022 Pre-Season Highlights

In the second quarter, Raiders backup quarterback Jarret Stidham tested his patience in the pocket and found a hole straight to the end zone for a rushing touchdown. Stidham finished the day completing 10 out of 15 passes for 68 passing yards along with 16 yards on four carries.

“We talked a lot about being productive on first down,” said Raiders backup QB Nick Mullens, who found wide receiver DJ Turner in the third for a 35-yard touchdown to bring the lead to 16-6. “And I think if you just look at the stats overall in the NFL, if you’re productive on first down it’s going to keep you on schedule to establish good drives. Everybody banded together, our o-line did a really good job. We ran the ball and played productive as a unit.”

Minutes later, Vikings backup QB Kellem Mond answered back with a 2-yard touchdown pass to receiver Albert Wilson. The two connected once more toward the end of the game to bring the score up to 26-20, but it wasn’t enough for a Vikings victory.

Raiders running back Brittain Brown also got a score with a 1-yard touchdown rush. In terms of conversion rates, the Silver and Black showcased a pretty solid day going 8 for 16 (50%) on third downs, 2 for 2 (100%) on fourth downs, and 2 for 3 (66.7%) in the red zone. In comparison, the Vikings went 1 for 7 (14.2%) on third downs, 1 for 1 (100%) on fourth down, and 2 for 4 (50%) in the red zone.

Daniel Carlson almost had a perfect day with two field goals, but missed one of his three extra point attempts during the third quarter. That said, the Raiders vs Vikings Week 1 game was an overall success. We hope to catch a glimpse of Derek Carr and DaVante Adams together on the field sometime before pre-season ends.

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2022 Hall of Fame Game – Raiders vs Jaguars

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