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Preseason Week 2 Raiders vs Cardinals

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Kidofcrash23, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Kidofcrash23

    Kidofcrash23 Walk On

    Aug 17, 2011
    Game Summary: Raiders 33 Cardinals 10

    In this week 2 match-up, The Oakland Raiders visited the Arizona Cardinals. The 2nd week of preseason will allow a better look at the first team offense and defense for each respective team and for the Oakland Raiders, it was a better performance than in the previous week against the Cowboys. It wasn’t so much for the Arizona Cardinals as the Raiders took control early in the game and never looked back with a 33-10 win.


    The highlight of the week again is who? Taiwan Jones who came in after McFadden was finished for the day after four carries. Jones got bulk of the work again and rushed for 150 yards on 20 carries which gives him over 300 yards rushing in two preseason games and reaching close to 8 yards per carry. Jones showed off his speed by breaking another 60 yard run, but was stopped short of the goal line. Jones has been the most explosive Raider so far in the pre-season and definitely looks like the change of pace back for Darren Mcfadden, fast to faster! Raiders came close to another 200 yard rushing game with 199 yards rushing this week. Mike Goodson also ran for 47 yards averaging almost 5 yards per carry. Looks like the Raiders will have a great stable of fast running backs going into this season.

    The Raiders rushing defense showed up again keeping the Cardinals to just 58 yards rushing. McClain in the 1st team and Stupar in the 2nd team played great to stop Wells and Williams rushing attempt. So far so good for the rush defense going into the season. The secondary showed much improvement allowing just 162 yards passing today with the total defense holding the Cardinals barely over 200 yards in total offense. One thing is for sure, they weren’t playing against Tony Romo. Both Skelton and Kolb looked skiddish out there with the Raider D racking up 5 sacks bringing the total to 8 sacks so far and forced three turnovers as well. Things get better, the Raiders prior to the game, brought in Andre Carter to shore up their defensive end position. Raiders look much improved on the defensive side of the ball.

    Cardinals passing defense looked good for the most part in the game giving up just 71 yards passing, but that was likely due to the amount of rushing attempts. The Raiders pretty much ran the ball 90% of the 2nd half.

    The Cardinals did not look good at all on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Wells and Williams couldn’t get the running game going and the QBs Skelton and Kolb did not look good in the pocket taking a total of five sacks and throwing two picks. Looks like the QB race is wide open in Arizona.

    Special Teams on both sides of the ball. The Cardinals allowed Mike Goodson to take a kick off right up the gut for a TD return almost untouched. The Raiders kickoff coverage did not fare well as well and gave up a couple big returns, but fortunately, no TDs. Both teams will need to sure up the kickoff coverage.

    NOTES: After the Game, the Raiders announce the signing of Terrell Owens to a 1-year Deal worth around $1 million.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2012
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