Arizona Cardinals Lead Oakland Raiders 14-10 At Half


The Oakland Raiders picked up the pace and got back into the game, trailing 14-10 at halftime

The Arizona Cardinals defense held their end of the bargain in the second quarter.  The was a sighting of linebacker Larry Foote in the Raiders offensive backfield as he registered a sack of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.  Then the offense got going.

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The Cards took the ball down the field for another touchdown after the Raiders punted back after the sack.  Cards quarterback Carson Palmer led the Cards on a short four-play 50-yard drive that culminated in a 33-yard touchdown pass from Palmer to receiver Michael Floyd.   It put the Cards up 14-0 for a very short time.

On the ensuing Raiders drive the Raiders tried two big plays in a row.  On the first one, the Cards dodged a possible pass interference penalty on cornerback Antonio Cromartie.  However on the next play, cornerback Rashad Johnson was burned for a 55-yard pass and catch from Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to receiver Brice Butler.  Johnson never looked back for the ball.

The Raiders ended up punching it in though a few plays later.  Raiders running back Darren McFadden scored on a one-yard run.  It was a disappointing series for the Cards defense after getting the quick score a few minutes earlier.

The Cards got another shot to score before halftime. Then, Palmer threw his first pick of the season.  It was a high throw off the hands of tight end John Carlson that was intercepted by Raiders free safety Charles Woodson.  The Cards defense was able to hold the Raiders to a field goal.