The NFL is again! Preseason begins with Las Vegas Raiders blowing out under-manned Jacksonville Jaguars

The 2022 season’s preseason started on Thursday with the standard curtain raiser on the Corridor of Fame recreation, signaling the start of one other season of drama, pleasure and the very best stage of talent possible.

And it was the proper begin to life in a brand new dwelling for Josh McDaniels, the Las Vegas Raiders’ new head coach who joined in January after an extended, trophy-laden spell with the New England Patriots.

His Raiders thumped the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-11, spoiling first-year Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson’s debut recreation on the helm.

It was a homecoming win for Jacksonville native McDaniels, who was returning to the Tom Benson Corridor of Fame Stadium the place he as soon as performed for Canton McKinley Excessive College, patrolling the sidelines he watched his father, Thom McDaniels, coach on for almost twenty years.

“Very grateful that I had (the chance),” McDaniels stated afterwards. “It’s the first time I’ve been in this Hall of Fame Game in 22 years. To have an opportunity to do that with him here and my family and plenty of people that helped me along the way, I think it was a special night for them.

“You by no means know in case you’ll get this chance once more. I actually savored it. It was alternative for all of us, and I believe all of us loved it.”

In a game without most of both teams’ starters — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and star wide receiver Davante Adams sat out while the Jaguars released a list of 21 players who wouldn’t be playing including second year quarterback, Trevor Lawrence — it was up to the more fringe players to step up.

And like many preseason games without the star players, it wasn’t the most polished affair.

Snoop Conner is tackled by Kendal Vickers, Andrew Billings and Tashawn Bower.

No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft Travon Walker was called for a roughing-the-passer penalty against Raiders backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham on the very first play from scrimmage. Walker did display why he was picked first though as he picked up a sack later in the game.

There were opportunities for players to flash though, as rookie running-back Zamir White showed, rushing for 52 yards and adding 23 more through the air.

And it was the Raiders’ rushing attack which really tore through the Jaguars defense, finishing the game with 159 yards total rushing and three rushing touchdowns; one each from Stidham, Austin Walter and Ameer Abdullah.

Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson was perfect from the field too, adding two field goals and three extra-points.

Jaguars running-back Nathan Cottrell scored his team’s only touchdown of the evening, catching a pass from Kyle Sloter in the endzone.

Josh Thompson extends to convert a third down as he is forced out of bounds by Sam Webb during the first half.

After the sport, Pederson praised the hassle of his group which was lacking lots of its starters.

“I assumed total the hassle was actually good,” Pederson said. “We simply have to wash up. There had been too many little errors.”

He added: “We made certain everyone performed on this recreation. As we transfer ahead, it will likely be just a little extra the starters and guys we predict might be on the 53(-player roster) as we go.”