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Games Notes: Oakland Raiders 10 Arizona Cardinals 20

Posted Aug 12, 2017

Here are the game notes following the Oakland Raiders loss to the Arizona Cardinals, presented by Microsoft Surface.

Quarterback EJ Manuel

Following the Oakland Raiders 20-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason opener, here are the game notes presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 10, Cardinals 20

The Raiders were defeated by the Arizona Cardinals in their first tilt of the 2017 preseason by a score of 20-10.

The Raiders’ loss gives each club a victory over one another since the 2016 preseason, after defeating the Cardinals by a score of 31-10 in last year’s exhibition matchup.

The Raiders are now tied with the Cardinals in their all-time preseason series, 8-8, and now own a 129-130-1 record all-time in the preseason.

Game Themes

Raiders’ rookies record four sacks.

QB EJ Manuel finished Raiders debut completing 10-of-12 passes for a passer rating of 103.8.

Second-year LB Cory James leads all defenders with seven tackles.

Raider Debuts

RB John Crockett

With 10:00 left in the third quarter, Crockett took a handoff from QB Connor Cook and scored the Raiders first touchdown of the 2017 preseason with a one-yard rush. Crockett’s run capped off a five-play, 63 yard drive lasting 1:57.

Crockett finished his Raiders debut with two rushes with a 1-yard touchdown, adding one catch for 29 yards.

QB EJ Manuel

Starting in his Raiders debut, Manuel began 4-of-4 passing on the opening drive and ended the first quarter completing all six passes for 51 yards and a passer rating of 102.1.

Manuel set up the Raiders’ first points of the game when connecting with TE Clive Walford for a 30-yard gain, the longest play from scrimmage in the game, to put the team in position for a K Giorgio Tavecchio 43-yard FG.

Manuel closed out the first half, as well as his Raiders debut, throwing 107 yards, completing 10-of-12 passes for a passer rating of 103.8.

WR Cordarrelle Patterson

On the opening possession and first play of the series, Patterson hauled in his first pass in uniform for the Silver and Black, good for five yards.

Patterson finished his Raiders debut with two receptions for 22 yards (11.0 avg.)

NFL Debuts

CB Breon Borders

Recorded two tackles in the first half and finished the night with three total.

DT Treyvon Hester

On second-and-10 from the Arizona 18-yard line, Hester recorded the Raiders’ first sack of the preseason, helping force a Cardinals punt two plays later.

On the very next defensive series, Hester found his way home once again on first down, taking QB Blaine Gabbert down for a 2-yard loss.

Hester is the first Raider to record two sacks in a preseason game since DE Khalil Mack and DE Mario Edwards Jr. did so in Week 3 of the 2015 preseason.

Hester finished with four tackles (three solo) and two sacks totaling a loss of nine yards.

LB Marquel Lee

On second-and-7 from Oakland’s 27-yard line, DT Justin Ellis forced a fumble of Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams and it was recovered by Lee at the Oakland 22-yard line.

In his NFL debut, Lee finished second on the team with six tackles (five solo) and notched the first takeaway for the Raiders in the preseason.

LB LaTroy Lewis

Two plays after DT Treyvon Hester’s second sack of the evening, Lewis added the Raiders’ third team sack of the night, taking QB Blaine Gabbert down for a 9-yard loss and forcing a second consecutive punt.

On third-and-8 from Oakland’s 17-yard line, Lewis notched his second sack of the night for an 8-yard loss, forcing the Cardinals to settle for a FG.

Lewis becomes the second Raider to record two sacks in a game (Hester) since DE Khalil Mack and DE Mario Edwards Jr. did so in Week 3 of the 2015 preseason.

Lewis finished with four tackles (four solo) and two sacks totaling a loss of 17 yards.  

S Shalom Luani

Finished third on the team with five tackles (four solo). Luani posted two tackles in the first half and one pass defense in the end zone.

DT Eddie Vanderdoes

Earned the start and recorded one tackle in the first half before exiting for the night.

Other Notables

QB Connor Cook

Sharing time under center with Manuel, QB Connor Cook entered the game in the second half.

Cook led the Raiders into the Redzone for the first time of the 2017 preseason, handing off the ball to WR Jaydon Mickens who put Oakland in position to score their first touchdown with 24-yard rush. RB John Crockett capped off the five-play, 63 yard drive with a one yard rush.

Cook’s night ended with 82 passing yards on 10-of-21 passing for a passer rating of 58.0.

LB/DE James Cowser

Cowser finished the first half of play, and the night, with two tackles (one solo and one for loss).

DT Justin Ellis

On the Cardinals’ second offensive series, Ellis forced the Raiders’ first fumble of the 2017 preseason that was recovered LB Marquel Lee.

Ellis ended his night with three tackles and one forced fumble.

LB Cory James

James finished the night as the game’s leading tackler, racking up seven solo stops in the first half of play.

P Marquette King

After earning second-team All-Pro honors in 2016, King began 2017 where he left off, booting two kicks over 60 yards (62, 60).

King finished with three kicks for 144 yards (48.0 avg.) and pinned the Cardinals inside the 20-yard line once.

WR Jaydon Mickens

Mickens showed his versatility on the field, returning kicks, rushing and receiving throughout the game.

His 24-yard rush in the third quarter put the Raiders in position to score their first TD of the 2017 preseason. It was also the longest rush of the game.

Mickens finished with two punt returns for 25 yards (12.5 avg.), one kickoff return for 20 yards, three receptions for 31 yards (10.3 avg.) and one rush for 24 yards.

TE Clive Walford

Walford capped his first half of play with a 30-yard reception from QB EJ Manuel to put the team in position for its first points of the game. Walford’s 30-yard catch was the longest play from scrimmage in the game.

Walford ended his night with three receptions for 44 yards (14.7 avg.), exceeding both his totals in respective categories from the 2016 preseason (one reception for 19 yards).

K Giorgio Tavecchio

Tavecchio scored the Raiders’ first points of the night when hitting from 43 yards out to cap a five-play, 50-yard drive lasting 1:05.

Tavecchio finished 1-of-1 on the night and added a PAT.