Three things to watch:
Passing game: Even if starter Matt Schaub doesn’t play, the Raiders will want to see progress made in this area. It’s just not the quarterback position. Oakland’s coaches want to see better routes, better ball handling and better protection in the pass game.
Defensive backs: There is some good competition here, especially at cornerback. Neiko Thorpe and TJ Carrie can solidify their spots with more strong play. If so, the Raiders should be in pretty solid shape here.
Overall depth: The Raiders appears to have better depth this season. It will be needed as this roster will evolve through the season. The Raiders want to see bottom-of-the-roster players excel in this game.