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Raiders vs Cardinals Through the Decades


RB Marcus Allen's 1-yard TD plunge was the game-winner in the Raiders 1989 victory over the Cardinals. AP Photo.




The Oakland Raiders host the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday at Coliseum in Oakland. Although the two teams have only met eight times in the regular season, those match-ups have been memorable and significant. Take a look back at the history of this match-up.


The Raiders first faced the then-St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis in 1973. QB Ken Stabler completed 19 of 31 pass attempts for 207 yards and RBs Marv Hubbard and Charlie Smith combined for 114 yards and 2 TDs on the ground as the Raiders defeated the Cardinals 17-10.



The 1983 Los Angeles Raiders only lost four games, but one of the losses came at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, 34-24, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. QB Neil Lomax threw for 227 yards and 2 TDs and RB Ottis Anderson carried the ball 24 times for 119 yards and 1 TD for the Cardinals. QB Jim Plunkett completed 19 of 31 passes for 269 yards and 3 TDs and 3 INTs in a losing effort.

In 1989, with the Cardinals based in Arizona and known as the Phoenix Cardinals, the Raiders toppled the Cards, 16-14, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. RB Bo Jackson carried the ball 22 times for 114 yards, but RB Marcus Allen's 1-yard TD run in the 4th quarter was the difference.


In 1998, with the Cardinals now known as the Arizona Cardinals, rookie CB Charles Woodson recorded his first career interception and first career defensive touchdown on the same play as the Raiders edged the Cardinals 23-20 in the desert.


In 2001, the Cardinals defeated the Raiders in overtime at the Oakland Coliseum 34-31 on a K Bill Gramatica field goal. A QB Rich Gannon to WR Jerry Rice 2-yard TD pass tied the game with 15 seconds left.

In 2002, the Raiders put on a show at Sun Devil Stadium and defeated the Cardinals 41-20 behind a 340-yard, 3-TD passing performance by QB Rich Gannon, 182 yards combined on the ground and 1 rushing touchdown each by Charlie Garner and Tyrone Wheatley, and 2 INTs by the Raiders defense.

In 2006, the Raiders defeated the Cardinals 22-9 at the Oakland Coliseum behind QB Andrew Walter's 263 yards passing and a 32-yard TD pass to WR Randy Moss.

In 2010, the Raiders made their first appearance at University of Phoenix Stadium and fell to the Cardinals 24-23.

The Raiders lead the all-time regular season series 5-3. Kickoff is set for 1:25 p.m. PT at Coliseum in Oakland on KTVU FOX 2.

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