And he did that in Monday's season-opening 33-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at the Coliseum on Monday Night Football.
The offensive line proved protective on Monday night, allowing just one sack and two quarterback hurries - dominating Raiders rushers and PFF's rankings.
"I did the Beast Mode", Peters told reporters after the game. Gruden, as he gets ready for his opener, sat down with his old colleagues at ESPN and, unsurprisingly, pulled the "he didn't want to be here" card when asked about Mack and why the dominant defensive end was dealt. "And that's a pretty strong charge".
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Defensively, the Rams looked out of sync in the first half before coordinator Wade Phillips made needed adjustments at halftime. It came courtesy of an interception of Derek Carr returned for a touchdown on the final score of the game. "We'll take a good look at the reasons why we didn't". He also had another spectacular play, bowling over cornerback Aqib Talib to reach a first down.
Carr signed a five-year, $125 million extension last summer, so it seems unlikely that the franchise would just give up on him.
Donald, who held out of training camp for a second consecutive season, said that he was prepared to play, but was unsatisfied with his performance. And we didn't get to Gurley enough. He finished with a tackle.