Raiders lose to Cardinals in third preseason contest
One step closer
In the Raiders' third preseason game against the Cardinals on Sunday, head coach Jack Del Rio and the squad looked to tighten up their game as they approach the regular season.
Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski nails a 49-yard field goal. The left-footer's boot gave Oakland a quick 3-0 lead over the Cardinals in the first quarter. Janikowski went through the uprights twice in the first quarter -- once also from 33 yards out -- to go ahead 6-0. Oakland's kicker ended up scoring all of the Raiders' points in the first half with five field goals, as they led 15-3.
Down, but not out
Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater was checked out by team trainers after falling to the ground in pain in the first half of Sunday's game. Streater was seen holding onto his knee, but then returned to the game for Oakland. He only played in three games last season due to injury.
Raiders rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper showed flashes of greatness Sunday. The first-round pick hauled in four catches for 62 yards, all in the first half. He averaged 15.5 yards per catch.
Ready for action
Raiders defensive end/outside linebacker Khalil Mack was ready to go vs. the Cardinals. Last year's first-round draft pick sacked Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer twice in the first half Sunday and was all over the field.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr gets pressured by LaMarr Woodley before throwing an interception to Cariel Brooks. The Cardinals took it back 81 yards for a touchdown, making it a 15-10 game. Carr finished the game 18-for-34 with 213 yards to go with his one interception.
To the house
Cardinals defensive back Cariel Brooks returns an interception on Derek Carr for an 81-yard touchdown. The score lessened Oakland's lead to 15-10.
Cardinals running back David Johnson slips past Raiders linebacker Ray Ray Armstrong in the fourth quarter. Johnson wound up in the end zone with an eight-yard touchdown to give Arizona a 16-15 lead.
All tied up
After going down 23-15 in the fourth quarter, the Raiders answered with a Matt McGloin touchdown pass to Kris Durham. A two-point conversion tied the game at 23 points apiece.
Last second lead
Cardinals running back Marion Grice evaded the Raiders defense for an 11-yard touchdown with time ticking away. The score would end the game at 30-23 in favor of the Cardinals.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and Carson Palmer of the Cardinals paid their dues after Arizona came away victorious in Oakland. Neither quarterback found the end zone.