The 49ers beat the Raiders after a 10-year pause. The San Francisco 49ers did not disappoint fans by imposing forcefully against their rival.
The 49ers beat the Raiders at Levi’s Stadium on August 29. The much-anticipated rivalry of the 49ers and Raiders, also known as Battle of the Bay, surely has entertained fans. It’s been a while since these teams played against each other in the preseason. The series was halted back in 2011 after a shooting incident and we’re so glad the game never caused fan violence this time around.
The rivalry is unique in that both teams are members of different conferences within the NFL and have never met in a postseason game. The rivalry was due to the proximity of Levi’s Stadium, home of the 49ers, and RingCentral Coliseum, home of the former Oakland Raiders. The geographic aspect of the rivalry ended in 2020 when the Raiders relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders moved to Las Vegas, but their Bay Area fan base remains strong.
The NFL preseason has four weeks where every team has played three times, with the exception of the Steelers and Cowboys, the only teams to play in week 1. In this week 4, the round started Friday, with the Colts beating the Lions 27-17. On the same day, the Eagles tied the Jets 31-31 and the Panthers beat the Steelers 34-9. Also on Friday, the Chiefs got past the Vikings with a 28-25 win. While the Raiders won the first two weeks of the preseason, the 49ers beat the Raiders 34-10.
As the 49ers start their offense at the 30-yard line, Garoppolo caught a great pass and Kittle went to the 50-yard line. On good throws by Lance, the 49ers are already past the 50-yard line. In three attempts the 49ers did not go to the endzone.