Nathan Peterman runs and throws, Raiders beat Rams 14-3

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Published 11:16 p.m. ET Aug. 10, 2019 | Updated 12:44 a.m. ET Aug. 11, 2019

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Peterman ran farther on one play in his first preseason game with the Oakland Raiders than he ever did with the Buffalo Bills.

If it helps Peterman gain an edge in the battle to be Derek Carr’s backup, he’s more than happy to keep doing it.

Peterman scrambled 50 yards to set up his only touchdown throw and the Raiders beat the Los Angeles Rams 14-3 in the preseason opener for both teams Saturday night.

“He can run,” Oakland coach Jon Gruden said. “As he continues to gain command of the offense he’s going to be an interesting guy to watch.”

Peterman entered in the third quarter and completed 9 of 12 passes for 66 yards. He also led both teams with 56 yards rushing.

A starter for Buffalo in Week 1 a year ago, Peterman is competing with Mike Glennon for the backup job behind Carr. Glennon, attempting to latch on with his fourth team in four years, started and went 17 of 25 for 200 yards, but threw two interceptions.

Peterman’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Keelan Doss on an inside slant came two plays after Peterman…

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