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Guru: I'm just concerned that the ball's turned into a hot potato a little bit.

Entering Monday night, head coaches in the National Football League debuting with a new team had gone a collective 0-5 after the Arizona Cardinals' Steve Wilks, Pat Shurmur of the New York Giants, the Chicago Bears' Matt Nagy, Frank Reich of the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans' Mike Vrabel all saw their teams lose.

"When you can run the ball like they ran in the second half, it's very hard to rush the passer", Gruden said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. "And that's a pretty strong charge".

The first game as head coach for Jon Gruden in his second stint with the Oakland Raiders didn't go as planned and a big reason for that was the lack of pass rush. Rams cornerback Marcus Peters capped LA's win by intercepting a Derek Carr pass and returning it 50 yards for a touchdown. The Raiders will get their next chance to show an improved defensive line when they take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

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Monday's game was the first that the Rams' new defense played together competitively.

Aaron Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, reported 10 days before the opener after signing a six-year, $135-million contract extension, to end a contract dispute that dated to 2017.

Rams executive vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff said last week that the team had made an aggressive offer for Mack that was ultimately rejected.

"We knew we had to rush Goff and we couldn't give him too much time", Irvin said.

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