Arizona Cardinals Leave Oakland With 24-13 Victory


The Arizona Cardinals got their second road victory of the season against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday

The Arizona Cardinals didn’t find the blowout that many were looking for on Sunday.  However, they went in and managed the game well in the 24-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders.  The Cards win puts them at 5-1 on the season.  The loss drops the Raiders to 0-6.  They are the last winless team in the NFL now.

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Cards quarterback Carson Palmer played well.  He went 22-31 for 253 yards with two touchdowns and did get intercepted for the first time in 2014.  It was a ball that was tipped off tight end John Carlson’s fingers right before halftime.  The Raiders were able to convert the turnover into points.  It was the only turnover of the day by either side.

Also playing well on Sunday was Cards running back Andre Ellington.  He rushed 24 times for 88 yards and added six receptions for 72 yards.  That’s 30 touches for him on Sunday.  Those six receptions were part of nine different receivers who caught passes on Sunday, so the Cards proved once again they have multiple weapons that can beat you.

As for the Raiders, they were a threat for a short period of time, especially before halftime when they scored 10 quick points.  Quarterback Derek Carr was 16-28 for 177 yards.  Not bad, not spectacular.  He took chances like he said he would.  He completed some nice passes but missed the mark on others.  Didn’t look like a rookie though.  Oakland will win a few before the season ends.

The Cards came away relatively unscathed.  The biggest injury appeared to be to Ellington in the second half but it was just a cramp and he returned to the game.  Now the schedule gets tougher.  It is back home next week against the Philadelphia Eagles.  They are also 5-1.  Three of the next four games are at home.