Oakland Raiders vs. Arizona Cardinals

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ARI
21
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ARI 1400721

Game Information
Location: State Farm Stadium Glendale, Arizona
Attendance: 62,435

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The hollering in the post-game locker room sounded as if Oakland had just won a playoff game or something.

That's how good victory finally felt for the Raiders.

Daniel Carlson kicked a 35-yard field goal as the game ended to give Oakland a 23-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in a matchup of teams scraping the bottom of the NFL standings.

The Raiders (2-8), who had lost five straight, matched the record of the Cardinals.

"It's fun to win again," said Jon Gruden, whose return to coaching this season after a decade away has been difficult, to say the least. "With the injuries and the lack of practice, I really credit our guys for finishing the football game and finding a way to win."

Derek Carr threw for two touchdowns and had completions of 32 and 20 yards on the final drive that led to Carlson's winning kick.

"I was just ready," Carlson said. "I stayed ready those last two drives because I didn't know when it was going to happen. I had a feeling it was going to happen eventually. ... It's awesome."

Carlson also had field goals of 49 and 21 yards in the second half after the teams were tied 14-14 at the break.

"We all believed. There was never a doubt," Carr said. "There's been times when we believed and we didn't win. It was the same feeling you need to have, same mentality, same look in everybody's eye. It was a good win."

Arizona rookie Josh Rosen threw for three touchdowns, two to Larry Fitzgerald, but was intercepted twice. Both picks led to first-half touchdowns for Oakland. David Johnson rushed for a season-best 137 yards, including a 53-yarder that set up Rosen's 5-yard TD pass to Fitzgerald that gave the Cardinals a 21-20 lead with 5:02 to play.

Later, Johnson had a 57-yard touchdown run called back by a holding penalty against Ricky Seals-Jones and also had a key drop. That possession also featured an unnecessary roughness penalty on tight end Jermaine Gresham that helped force the punt to Oakland.

"It was just a dumb play by me," Gresham said. "I turned around and saw my guy (Fitzgerald) on the ground. It was a stupid thing. ... I cost us the game."

Carr completed 19 of 31 passes for 192 yards.

Rosen was 9 of 20 for 136 yards, but three of the completions went for scores: 18 and 5 yards to Fitzgerald and a 59-yard pass play to fellow rookie Christian Kirk. Fitzgerald has 114 career TD catches, seventh most in NFL history.

"This one is going to definitely sting," Johnson said. "You know, the Raiders, everyone knows they're trading guys away, they're doing everything to try to rebuild. This one is a tough one."

Or, as Rosen put it, "No disrespect to the Raiders but we feel we are the better football team. That's what makes this so frustrating."

The day started badly for the Cardinals and ended that way.

On Arizona's second play, Gareon Conley made a diving interception and returned it 28 yards to the Cardinals 33-yard line. Three plays later, Carr threw to wide-open Jared Cook for the touchdown.

Arizona took the subsequent kickoff and tied it with a nine-play, 64-yard drive. Rosen threw 18 yards to Fitzgerald for the touchdown.

The Cardinals took the lead when Rosen, changing the play at the line of scrimmage, threw short to Kirk. Kirk, on his 22nd birthday, shook loose from a would-be tackler and raced to the end zone, a 59-yard play to make it 14-7 late in the first quarter.

Karl Joseph intercepted a deflected pass at the 50 and Oakland drove from there for the tying score. Carr threw 5 yards to Brandon LaFell for the touchdown .

Carlson's 49-yard field goal on Oakland's first possession of the second half gave the Raiders the lead. Later in the quarter, the Raiders used 7:39 in a drive that stalled at the 1-yard line and Carlson's 21-yard field goal made it 20-14.

Both of Arizona's wins came against San Francisco. The 49ers, Cardinals and Raiders are now tied for the worst record in the NFL.

TIMEOUT TROUBLES

Oakland drew a 5-yard penalty for calling consecutive timeouts in the second quarter. It moved what would have been a third-and-2 situation to third-and-7 and the Raiders failed to convert. Coach Jon Gruden was demonstrably upset with Carr afterward on the sideline.

INJURIES

Raiders: LaFell left in the second half with an Achilles tendon injury. Cornerback Leon Hall hurt his back in the first half.

Cardinals: Linebacker Deone Bucannon left with a chest injury in the second half.

UP NEXT

Raiders: at Baltimore next Sunday.

Cardinals: at the Los Angeles Chargers next Sunday.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Raiders Cardinals
12:36 Jared Cook 23 yd pass from Derek Carr (Daniel Carlson kick) 7 0
06:14 Larry Fitzgerald 18 yd pass from Josh Rosen (Matt McCrane kick) 7 7
00:16 Christian Kirk 59 yd pass from Josh Rosen (Matt McCrane kick) 7 14

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Raiders Cardinals
08:20 Brandon LaFell 5 yd pass from Derek Carr (Daniel Carlson kick) 14 14

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Raiders Cardinals
10:26 Daniel Carlson 49 yd FG 17 14
00:22 Daniel Carlson 21 yd FG 20 14

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Raiders Cardinals
05:02 Larry Fitzgerald 5 yd pass from Josh Rosen (Matt McCrane kick) 20 21
00:00 Daniel Carlson 35 yd FG 23 21

Team Stats
  Oakland Arizona
1st Downs 19 13
Total Yards 325 282
Passing 173 128
Passing Completions/Attempts 19-31 9-20
Yards/Pass 4.9 6.1
Rushing 152 154
Rushing Attempts 33 31
Yards/Rush 4.6 5.0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Possession 36:01 23:59

Oakland Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Derek Carr 19 31 192 6.2 2 0

Arizona Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Josh Rosen 9 20 136 6.8 3 2

Oakland Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jalen Richard 11 61 5.5 0 24
Doug Martin 10 52 5.2 0 11
DeAndre Washington 12 39 3.2 0 10

Arizona Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
David Johnson 25 137 5.5 0 53
Chase Edmonds 5 17 3.4 0 8
Josh Rosen 1 0 0.0 0 0

Oakland Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Marcell Ateman 4 50 12.5 0 32
Seth Roberts 4 38 9.5 0 20
Jalen Richard 3 32 10.7 0 16
Jared Cook 3 31 10.3 1 23
Brandon LaFell 2 29 14.5 1 24
Lee Smith 2 6 3.0 0 4
Doug Martin 1 6 6.0 0 6

Arizona Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Christian Kirk 3 77 25.7 1 59
Larry Fitzgerald 2 23 11.5 2 18
David Johnson 1 17 17.0 0 17
Jermaine Gresham 1 8 8.0 0 8
Trent Sherfield 1 6 6.0 0 6
Ricky Seals-Jones 1 5 5.0 0 5
J.J. Nelson 0 0 0.0 0

Oakland Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Tahir Whitehead 6 2 0 0
Maurice Hurst 5 0 1 8
Karl Joseph 3 2 0 0
Rashaan Melvin 3 0 0 0
P.J. Hall 2 0 0 0
Frostee Rucker 2 1 0 0
Daryl Worley 2 0 0 0
Jason Cabinda 1 1 0 0
Gareon Conley 1 0 0 0
Marcus Gilchrist 1 0 0 0
Leon Hall 1 1 0 0
Marquel Lee 1 2 0 0
Nicholas Morrow 1 1 0 0
Jacquies Smith 1 0 0 0
Derek Carrier 0 0 0 0
Johnathan Hankins 0 2 0 0
Erik Harris 0 0 0 0
Clinton McDonald 0 1 0 0
Reggie Nelson 0 0 0 0
Nick Nelson 0 0 0 0
Kyle Wilber 0 0 0 0

Arizona Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Antoine Bethea 6 2 1 4
Bene Benwikere 6 2 0 0
Josh Bynes 6 2 0 0
Corey Peters 6 2 0 0
Tre Boston 5 2 0 0
Markus Golden 5 0 0 0
Rodney Gunter 5 2 0 0
Chandler Jones 3 0 2 8
Patrick Peterson 2 0 0 0
Zach Moore 1 0 1 7
Leonard Johnson 1 0 0 0
Olsen Pierre 1 0 0 0
Deone Bucannon 0 1 0 0
Derrick Coleman 0 0 0 0
Chase Edmonds 0 0 0 0
Gerald Hodges 0 0 0 0
Mike Iupati 0 0 0 0
Haason Reddick 0 3 0 0
Jamar Taylor 0 2 0 0
Zeke Turner 0 0 0 0

Oakland Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Gareon Conley 1 28 0
Karl Joseph 1 5 0

Arizona Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Oakland Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Dwayne Harris 2 53 26.5 0 28

Arizona Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
T.J. Logan 1 32 32.0 0 32

Oakland Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Dwayne Harris 2 28 14.0 0 16
Jalen Richard 2 3 1.5 0 3

Arizona Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Christian Kirk 4 38 9.5 0 18

Oakland Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Daniel Carlson 3 3 100.0 49

Arizona Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
No kicking stats.

Oakland Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Johnny Townsend 8 361 60

Arizona Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Andy Lee 8 418 60