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Raiders 31, Cardinals 10
Aug. 12, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium
STAR OF THE GAME
Matt McGloin throws two first-quarter touchdown passes to lead visiting Oakland to a victory over Arizona in their 2016 exhibition opener. McGloin connects with Clive Walford for a 19-yard TD pass and then hooks up with Andre Holmes for a 10-yard scoring strike, both in the final 1:13 of the opening quarter as the Raiders bolt to a 17-3 advantage. Oakland's first two TDs are set up by two Arizona turnovers in a span of about 30 seconds. McGloin finishes with 5 completions in 11 attempts, all in the first half, for 41 yards and two TDs and a passer rating of 95.1.
Listed as Oakland's fourth-string running back, George Atkinson III has second-half scoring runs of 53 and 35 yards. The former Notre Dame star has 97 of Oakland's 166 rushing yards.
The Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski nails a 53-yard goal late in the first quarter.
Nate Allen and Neiko Thorpe have interceptions for the Raiders, who snap a four-game exhibition losing streak to the Cardinals. Allen returns a Drew Stanton interception 27 yards to the Arizona 12 to set up McGloin's TD strike to Holmes with 4 seconds left in the opening quarter.
THEY SAID IT
“He is very good and very hungry to be part of this team."
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio
on RB George Atkinson III
BY THE NUMBERS
2: Raiders TDs off of two Cardinals turnovers late in the first quarter.
11: Raiders penalties for 86 yards compared to three infractions for 20 yards for the Cardinals.
17: Unanswered points by Oakland during the first quarter after Arizona takes a 3-0 lead.
DID YOU KNOW?
With the victory, the Raiders lead the exhibition series with the Cardinals 8-7.