Sept 16 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) rolls out of the pocket as Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon (50) is blocked by tackle Jared Veldheer (68 ) in the second quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Week Seven Prediction of Cardinals 2014 Season,Interesting Match-Up


It would be easy to say that the Arizona Cardinals week seven match-up is an automatic win, but that is far from the case as the Oakland Raiders are the opponent. The Raiders have their usual “Raiders look good on paper” quote from all of the experts every summer, but this time on paper may just translate to the actual playing field.

The Cardinals starting quarterback Carson Palmer will return to Oakland for the first time since his trade last season, and he and the Raider defense will be motivated to beat each other.

Oakland improved with the addition of some veterans like Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley, which will give them leadership on defense, and the running game adding Maurice Jones-Drew to combine with Darren McFadden and also a proven passer Matt Schaub on offense. These moves definitely look good on paper but they must magically gel together in one off season. A situation the Cardinals are all to familiar with as they went through it early last year, and that will be part of their advantage in this ball game.

Cardinals offense will have a field day in this game as another ex-Raider will look to dominate his old team, offensive tackle Jared Veldheer will be a beast in this game and sure to not let anything touch his quarterback.

This will probably be the Cardinals best offensive out-put of the year so far, in fact it could also be their break-out party on offense in the scoring department.

Look for the the deep ball set-up by the screen play to Andre Ellington to be huge in this game, Raiders  will look to pound their running game to set up the  pass, But the Cardinals number one ranked rushing  defense is seasoned being under the Todd Bowles system for two years now, and will shut down the run and blanket receivers on the outside and get pressure on Schaub all day.

This will be a Cardinals win and Palmer and Veldheer will be praised for their play, as the Cards will improve to (4-2) on the year, by prediction of course.

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  • Richard

    Its always fun to watch players come back and play their old teams. They usually say it is just the next game on the schedule and there is no added motivation. My A$$. The want to beat the living snot out of them. That will be an interesting match up and fun game to watch. I wish I could be there and watch the Black Hole implode on itself. Those people are animals. May the force be with Carson and the rest of the big Red machine that day.

    • Pridenpoise

      You’d get your ass handed to you in the Black Hole, come on out and wear you Cardinals garb, you won’t last long.

      • Richard

        Like I said- animals.

        • Pridenpoise

          That’s right, and we eat losers like you for breakfast.

          • Richard

            I think I hear your PO calling. It’s time to drop your weekly UA.

          • Pridenpoise

            You seem to speak the lingo well, I wonder why….

  • Pridenpoise

    Palmer will throw his usual 3 interceptions, the Raiders new look defence will stifle the cardinals o-line and it will be a coming out party for Khalil Mack. Raiders win at Home, cardinals remain the 3rd best team in their division.