Game time: 4 p.m. ET
Venue: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Where to watch: NFL Network
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: 49ers -3.5, Raiders +3.5; O/U 35.5; 49ers -180, Raiders +155
BetMGM: 49ers -3.5, Raiders +3.5; O/U 35.5; 49ers -165, Raiders +135
PointsBet: 49ers -3.5, Raiders +3.5
Raiders: 2-0 (last game, won 17-16 at Rams)
49ers: 1-1 (last game, won 15-10 at Chargers)
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Raiders - 49ers preview and analysis
The Trey Lance era may still be some time away, but there’s promise to be had.
The San Francisco 49ers probably feel that, even though head coach Kyle Shanahan has already committed to Jimmy Garoppolo for Week 1.
Lance, though, will get at least one more long run Sunday when the 49ers welcome the Las Vegas Raiders to Santa Calara for the final exhibition contest before the regular season gets underway.
The No. 3 pick in this year’s NFL Draft saw some action in the second and third quarters of San Francisco’s 15-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFI Stadium on Saturday. Lance when 8-for-14 for 102 yards to go with two touchdowns and an interception. One of those touchdowns went to former Miami Hurricane wideout Travis Benjamin.
Lance’s performance was a refresher after Garoppolo threw an interception on the 49ers’ first drive of the game, ending a 3-for-6 day. On this day, the rookie looked much better than the vet.
But the 49ers have always based their offense on the ground attack and got a dominant outing from former New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman II (15 carries, 72 yards). JaMycal Hasty also contributed with 19 carries for 58 yards.
The Raiders are coming off an ugly, yet gritty win against the Los Angeles Rams last week, 17-16 at SoFI Stadium.
Perhaps the greatest mystery in NFL history is how Nathan Peterman still has a place on an NFL roster, but he led the Raiders to the victory Saturday on a 29-yard touchdown pass to Marcell Ateman with 6:58 remaining.
Peterman, the former Buffalo Bills quarterback, went 16-of-24 for 172 yards and a touchdown, but also had two interceptions. He played the entire game and added 35 yards on the ground, but in terms of if he’s surpassed Marcus Mariota as the backup, that’s not likely.
You have to think about this from a regular-season aspect: If Peterman played against the Rams’ defense, he might not have finished the game. Preseason games: Got to love them.
We still haven’t seen the Raiders’ first-teamers this preseason, much like other teams that have playoff aspirations, but until proven otherwise, we won’t know if they’re better than 8-8. Derek Carr is the unquestioned starter, but does he have enough beyond Darren Waller to win games? So far in this preseason, that hasn’t been answered.
San Francisco’s identity is coming to form under Kyle Shanahan; run the ball a ton and utilize that speed at receiver. Raheem Mostert is hoping to rebound after an injury-plagued 2020 season, and hopes the likes of Gallman or Hasty can be that reliable second, or even third, backs the 49ers can rely on.
The Raiders’ defense is a big question mark. They’ve got talent up front with Clelin Ferrell and Yannick Ngakoue, but the backend is the question. There’s a lot of pressure on Damon Arnette to take the next leap at corner, but Casey Hayward and Trayvon Mullen need to neutralize things on the outside.
The 49ers defense is still dangerous, and with a returning Nick Bosa paired with Javon Kinlaw, that’s a pair no offensive line wants to face. Not to mention Fred Warner patrolling the middle. San Francisco, so long as its healthy on that side of the ball, will be a tough out yet again.
Something tells me there’s an extended bit of Lance coming. Against a second-unit defense, take your chances. 49ers win 20-7.
The Raiders are 7-19 against the spread (-13.9) in their last 26 against NFC West teams.
The 49ers are 5-18 against the spread (-14.8) when they have 100 to 150 passing yards in their last 23 games.
Raiders: QB Marcus Mariota (quad, questionable), LB Javin White (knee, questionable)
49ers: OT Trent Williams (hip, questionable), DT Javon Kinlaw (shoulder, week-to-week), RB Trey Sermon (questionable)
Players to watch
Raiders: Tight end Alex Ellis had four catches for 41 yards last week. In what will be the last games for those on the bubble, maybe Ellis could make a late charge.
49ers: With Trey Sermon questionable, Wayne Gallmand II could see another increase in August snaps. Gallman’s big day against the Chargers could signal more carries his way.
Statistical leaders from last week
Passing: Nathan Peterman -- 16-for-24, 172 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: BJ Emmons -- 8 carries, 34 yards
Receiving: Marcell Ateman -- 2 catches, 45 yards, 1 TD
Defense: Roderic Teamer -- 8 tackles
Passing: Trey Lance -- 8-for-14, 102 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Wayne Gallman II -- 15 carries, 72 yards
Receiving: Trent Sherfield -- 2 catches, 50 yards
Defense: Davonte Harris -- 5 tackles
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