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Cardinals 20, Raiders 10

Aug. 12, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, AZ

Drew Stanton is 11 of 15 passing for 112 yards and a touchdown in the first half to help lead Arizona (1-1) to a 17-3 advantage over Oakland (0-1) at halftime in the Raiders' 2017 preseason opener. Stanton throws a 7-yard scoring pass to Troy Niklas midway in the second quarter after starter Carson Palmer has a 12- yard TD pass to Brittan Golden on the game's opening drive.

The Raiders' EJ Manuel plays the first half and is 10 of 12 passing for 107 yards with no TDs or interceptions. Connor Cook plays the entire second half and hits 10 of 21 passes for 82 yards.
Oakland has 252 total yards and is 5 of 11 on third-down tries while the Cardinals have 291 total yards and are 13 of 19 on third-down conversion. Arizona is 8-10 on third downs in the first half comparded to 1 of 4 for Oakland.
The only members of the Raiders' first-team offense to play are tackles Marshall Newhouse and Vadal Alexander.
Linebacker LaTroy Lewis and nose tackle Trevyon Hester each have two sacks for the Raiders.

2: Penalties on Raiders cornerback Sean Smith in the first half. He also allows two catches in the first half. Smith does not play in the second half.
17: Raiders' points allowed in the first half as the Cardinals bolt to a 17-3 lead at halftime.
58.0: Passer rating for Oakland's Connor Cook, who is 10 of 21 passing for 82 yards.
103.8: Passer rating for the Raiders' EJ Manuel, who is 10 of 12 passing for 107 yards.

First-year Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem before the Oakland-Arizona game. Lynch reportedly sometimes stood and sometimes sat for the anthem during his six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.
The Raiders and Cardinals are 8-8 in their preseason series.
Quarterback Carson Palmer, offensive tackle Jared Veldheer, safety Tyvon Branch, center/guard Tony Bergstrom and wide receiver Jeremey Ross are among the former Raiders playing for the Cardinals.

Updated: 8-13-2017