Marshawn Lynch scores first Raiders touchdown in Jon Gruden's return

NBC Sports Bay Area staff
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<p>The Raiders needed fewer than five minutes to get on the scoreboard for the first time with Jon Gruden back in charge.</p>

Marshawn Lynch scores first Raiders touchdown in Jon Gruden's return

The Raiders needed fewer than five minutes to get on the scoreboard for the first time with Jon Gruden back in charge.

Seventy-five yards. Seven plays. Four minutes and 37 seconds.

That's how long it took for the Oakland Raiders to score their first touchdown of the Second Jon Gruden Era.

Marshawn Lynch capped the first drive of Gruden's homecoming Monday night at the Coliseum with a textbook Beast Mode run against the Los Angeles Rams -- and six points. 

It was Oakland's first touchdown with Gruden in charge since Jan. 19, 2002, when James Jett scored the first six points of the infamous "Tuck Rule" game. The Raiders didn't face third down at any point during the first drive, either. 

Oakland's defense followed that by forcing the Rams to go three and out. That certainly will help make Khalil Mack seem like a distant memory to Raiders Nation.


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