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S Usama Young sacks QB Carson Palmer. Photo by Tony Gonzales

The Oakland Raiders dropped their sixth contest of the season to the Arizona Cardinals 13-24. The loss brings the franchise record to 434-381-11 (.532) and 242-169-3 all-time in home games.

The Raiders now lead 5-4 in the all-time series against the Cardinals, with the team's last win coming at Coliseum on Oct. 22, 2006 by a score of 22-9.

Oakland falls to 0-2 under Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano, who is now 29-34 (.460) in the regular season as a head coach.

This game marks the second match-up in NFL history between players that played collegiately at Hillsdale College (WR Andre Holmesand Cardinals T Jared Veldheer). The only other time two players from Hillsdale met was on Oct. 23, 1966 when G Howard Mudd's San Francisco 49ers defeated HB Bruce McLenna's Detroit Lions 27-24 at Kezar Stadium. 

The offensive line allowed only one sack of QB Derek Carr, bringing their season total to just five sacks allowed. The Cincinnati Bengals allowed four sacks in their game today, allowing the Raiders to claim first place in the NFL in sacks allowed.

Two Raiders rookies combined to end Arizona's first offensive possession. LB Khalil Mackshed a block and stuffed John Brown for a 5-yard loss to force a third-and-long, and then CB TJ Carrieknocked deflected a Carson Palmer pass on fourth-and-3 to give the Raiders the ball at their own 40-yard line. Opponents are now just 1-for-5 (20.0 percent) on fourth-down attempts this season.

Carr's 55-yard completion to WR Brice Butlermarks the second straight game the pair has combined for a gain of at least 45 yards. The last time a Raider QB-WR combination did so in back-to-back games was when Carson Palmer hit WR Rod Streater for a 68-yard TD on Dec. 2, 2012 vs. Cleveland and again for a 58-yard gain on Dec. 6, 2012 vs. Denver.

Individual Notes: Offense


QB Derek Carr started for the sixth time in his career, tying Matt McGloin (2013) for the franchise record among rookie quarterbacks. He finished 16-for-28 passing with 173 yards.**

WR James Jonescaught at least four passes for the third straight game, finishing with four receptions for 35 yards (8.8 avg.).

McFadden's 1-yard TD run in the second quarter was his second of the season and the 25th of his career, moving him ahead of Charlie Smith for sole possession of eighth place in franchise history.

McFadden is also tied for ninth all-time (LaDainian Tomlinson, Clem Daniels and Michael Bush) at Coliseum with nine rushing TDs.

McFaddenposted four receptions on the day, moving him ahead of Hewritt Dixon (190) for the fourth most all-time among Raider running backs. 

TE Mychal Riveragained 18 yards, a season long, and a first down on a third-down completion from Carr. The reception moved Rivera above the 500-yard mark for his career, making him just the 15th Raider tight end to reach that milestone.

WR Brice Butlerstreaked downfield for a 55-yard completion, a career long for Butler and the second-longest throw of Carr's career. That marks back-to-back games in which Carr and Butler connected for a play of at least 45 yards.

Individual Notes: Defense


S Charles Woodson **intercepted a deflected pass from Carson Palmer and returned it 30 yards, marking the first interception thrown by an Arizona Cardinal this season, ending a streak of 240 straight attempts without a pick. It was Woodson's 20th pick as a Raider, giving him sole possession of 11th place on the franchise list.

Woodsonremains the active leader in interceptions and is now tied for 11th in NFL history with Emmitt Thomas with 58 career picks.

CB TJ Carriebroke up a Palmer pass on fourth down to give the Raiders their fourth turnover on downs of the season. It was Carrie's sixth career pass defensed, tying him for the franchise rookie record (Rolando McClain, six, 2010).  

LB Khalil Mackshed a John Carlson block to bring down John Brown in the backfield for a 5-yard loss, forcing a third-and-long and an eventual fourth-down stop by Oakland. 

DE LaMarr Woodleyplayed in his 100th career game today, making him just one of 20 active defensive ends with at least 100 games played. Woodley spent most of his career as a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and there are 40 active linebackers with at least 100 games played.

S Usama Youngbrought down Palmer on third down for an 11-yard loss in the second quarter. It was his sixth career sack and first of the season, bringing his total as a Raider to 3.5. Young is now tied with Eric Weddle for 14th among active defensive backs with his six career sacks.

DE Benson Mayowadeflected a screen pass intended for Andre Ellington in the second quarter, forcing a third-and-long and then a punt for the Cardinals. It was his first career pass defensed in eight games played (six with Oakland).

Individual Notes: Special Teams

K Sebastian Janikowskiconnected on a 29-yard field goal, pulling the Raiders within one score at the end of the first half. The kick was Janikowski's 95th career conversion from between 20- and 29-yards out, third best among active players (Phil Dawson, 123; Adam Vinateri, 159).

Janikowskibooted a 53-yard FG in the third quarter to tie Morten Anderson (84) for the second most attempts from 50-plus yards out in NFL history. Janikowski has connected on 46 of those attempts (54.8 percent), second all-time behind Jason Hanson's 52.

Janikowskihas now made 350 field goals in his career, making him just the 16th kicker in NFL history to reach that milestone. Janikowski moves ahead of San Francisco's Phil Dawson (349) for 16th place all-time.

Janikowskiconverted on his only extra-point attempt in the game, extending his streak to 176 straight.

P Marquette Kingbooted six punts in the game for 236 yards (39.3 avg.). In addition, three of his punts landed inside Arizona's 20-yard line, bringing his season total to 13 punts placed inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

WR Denarius Moorereturned his first punt of the season in the fourth quarter, bringing it back three yards. Moore now has 251 career punt return yards on 35 returns (7.2 avg.).

QB Matt Schaubmade his Silver and Black debut, coming in on special teams to hold for Janikowski on one field-goal attempt and one extra-point attempt.

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