Carr to Cooper leads Raiders to 18-3 exhibition win vs. Rams

Aug 15, 2015 2:41 AM by Ross Field

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Derek Carr completed three passes to Oakland rookie receiver Amari Cooper on an opening field-goal drive and the Raiders beat the St. Louis Rams 18-3 in their exhibition opener under new coach Jack Del Rio.

Carr kept looking for Cooper and threw an interception to Trumaine Johnson in the end zone on the second drive before leaving for the night.

Nick Foles drove the Rams to a field goal on his first drive, but that's all St. Louis could generate.

Backup Christian Ponder threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Andre Holmes and third-stringer Matt McGloin connected on a 16-yard TD to Brice Butler as Del Rio became the first Raiders coach to win his exhibition debut since Lane Kiffin in 2007.

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