W2W4: Oakland Raiders

August, 22, 2014
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The Oakland Raiders (1-1) and the Green Bay Packers (1-1) play in the third preseason game Friday night at 8 p.m. ET at Lambeau Field.

Three things to watch:

1. Matt Schaub: Schaub has not looked good in two preseason games. This is a crucial game for him. The third preseason game is the game the starters play well into the third quarter. Schaub has to show the Raiders they can have confidence in him heading into the regular season with a decent performance.

2. The pass defense: The opposing quarterbacks have played well against the Raiders in the preseason. Now, Oakland gets to see Aaron Rodgers in an extensive outing. Oakland’s defensive backs have to challenge Rodgers in this game.

3. Khalil Mack: The outside linebacker, who was the No. 5 overall draft pick in May, has played a lot this preseason. However, he has failed to show up big. He’s been just so-so and sometimes appears to get swallowed up by offensive linemen. Mack has a chance to be really good. The Raiders will love for him to show some explosion in this game.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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