The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Seattle Seahawks in the first game of their preseason schedule, and here is how you can catch the action online.
Details for Saturday’s Las Vegas Raiders game can be found below:
Date: Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021
Start time: 6:00 p.m. PT
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Stadium: Allegiant Stadium
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, FuboTV, NFL Game Pass
We have officially reached the start of the Las Vegas Raiders 2021 preseason, as they will welcome the Seattle Seahawks to Allegiant Stadium tonight. It will be the first game they will play in front of the fans, as COVID-19 did not allow that to happen in the inaugural season in Las Vegas.
Last season, the Raiders were supposed to kick off their 2020 preseason against these same Seahawks, but the preseason was completely canceled due to the pandemic also. Tonight, they will battle it out in a game between two teams looking to make some noise in the playoff hunt this season, as both are expected to be playoff contenders in their respective conferences in 2021.
Settle in for what should be an exciting matchup, as fans cheer on the Silver and Black in person.
We are going to see a lot of Nathan Peterman tonight, as Derek Carr is unlikely to play, and Marcus Mariota is dealing with an injury. Las Vegas is also going to unveil their young offensive linemen, as both Andre James and rookie Alex Leatherwood are expected to get snaps, at least until the end of the first quarter.
Of course, we won’t see some of the big names tonight, as Darren Waller is still dealing with an injury, and Gruden and company are not going to risk others getting injured this early in the preseason. We will get to see a bunch of young players try and make a big first impression, and for the first time in a long time, it is GAMEDAY!
The Seattle Seahawks’ 2021 NFL preseason being in Sin City at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be the first time the Las Vegas Raiders have played any game in front of their fans, so even for an exhibition I’m sure they will love being inside that fancy new stadium.
As expected we will not see a lot of first-team players getting (m)any snaps on either side. There are only three preseason games this year compared to the four we’ve grown accustomed to, so it’ll be interesting to see how that factors into how much we’ll see the big names play at all this month. A few players worth watching throughout preseason are 2021 rookies Stone Forsythe, Tre Brown, and (when he returns, hopefully) D’Wayne Eskridge, as well as 2020 second-rounder Darrell Taylor, plus UDFAs Aashari Crosswell and Cade Johnson.