Las Vegas Raiders defeat Jaguars in the NFL preseason's first game after a weather delay

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The NFL made a comeback, kicking off the preseason with an exhibition game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Las Vegas Raiders at the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.

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Las Vegas opened up a commanding lead by scoring on its opening three possessions while Jacksonville struggled.

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The Raiders arrived ready to play straight away. Even without key players like Darren Waller, Davante Adams, and Derek Carr, Las Vegas' offence was well-oiled from the outset.

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Even though the Raiders were up against reserves, they still put forth a valiant effort.

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The Raiders will return to Las Vegas to get ready for their Aug. 1 exhibition game against the Minnesota Vikings.

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The iconic Tom Benson HOF Stadium in Canton, Ohio will host tonight's Jaguars vs. Raiders live stream.

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While warming up, Derek Carr and Davante Adams were unable to play their first game together since Fresno State.

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Trevor Lawrence of Jacksonville started as the backup quarterback and sported a backward cap on the sidelines.

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Due to the inclement rain forcing spectators to seek cover, the NFL's first preseason game started 40 minutes later than scheduled.

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The game's high point was irrelevant. On the penultimate play of the third quarter, Jacksonville's Willie Johnson returned a punt 88 yards for a score, but it was called back due to a holding penalty.

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After Urban Meyer, who stayed just 11 months, had a dismal 2021 season, Pederson has already altered Jacksonville's culture.

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