The Raiders are set to depart for their first road trip of the season, as they travel to Arizona

The Oakland Raiders make their first road trip of the 2019 preseason this week with an away contest against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. PT. The matchup between the two clubs will be nationally televised on ESPN and will mark the third time since 2016 that the Silver and Black will travel to Arizona to play in the preseason. 

In their return to action, the Raiders played a home contest against the Los Angeles Rams this past Saturday following a week that included two joint practices between the teams. The Raiders took the victory by a score of 14-3 in a game that saw only 60 of the roster's 90 men take the field. Highlighted in the team's victory were solid performances from hometown WR Keelan Doss, DE Arden Key and QB Nathan Peterman. Doss recorded his first TD reception of the preseason, Key notched his first sack while Peterman scampered for a 50-yard rush and threw a TD to Doss on the same drive, finishing the day with a 115.3 passer rating.

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The Setting
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Kickoff: 5:00 p.m. PT
Site: State Farm Stadium (2006)
Capacity/Surface: 63,400/Natural Grass
Preseason: Series tied, 8-8
Regular Season: Raiders lead, 5-4
Postseason: N/A

Highlights from the 14-3 victory against the Los Angeles Rams in the preseason home opener: 

WR Keelan Doss: Hauled in two passes for nine yards and one TD. 

DE Arden Key: Recorded his first sack of the preseason. WR J.J. Nelson: Finished second on the team with 43 receiving yards while registering a game-long 38-yard reception. 

QB Nathan Peterman: Led the team lead with 56 rushing yards on the ground. Dating back to 2000, Peterman's 50-yard rush is the third-longest by a quarterback in the NFL and second-longest by any Raiders player in exhibition play. Peterman also completed 9-of-12 passes for 66 yards and a TD, earning a passer rating of 115.3. 

The Raiders' defense held the Rams to 190 total yards in the game and 3-of-14 (21 percent) on third downs.

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Broadcast Information (Television)
Network Provider: KTVU-2/KICU-36 (Bay Area), KVVU (Las Vegas)
Play-by-play: Beth Mowins
Color Analyst: Matt Millen & Rich Gannon
Sideline: John Tournour “JT The Brick” and Nicole Zaloumis
Executive Producer: Vittorio DeBartolo, Brad Phinney
Producer: Mark Shah
Director: Sean LaRett
ESPN
Play-by-play: Joe Tessitore
Color Analyst: Booger McFarland
Sideline: Lisa Salters
Producer: Jay Rothman
Director: Jimmy Platt

Here are some notable connections between the two squads:

-Raiders strength and conditioning assistant D’Anthony Batiste made 10 starts on the offensive line for the Cardinals in 2012. 

-Raiders defensive line coach Brentson Buckner held the same posi- tion with the Cardinals from 2013-17. -=Raiders running backs coach Kriby Wilson spent the 2018 season with the Cardinals as the running backs coach and also held the same position from 2004-06. 

-Raiders QB Mike Glennon spent last season as the Cardinals’ back- up quarterback, appearing in two games and completing 15-of-21 attempts for 174 yards with one TD. 

-Raiders DE Josh Mauro played for the Cardinals for four seasons (2014-17), where he started 26 games and recorded 74 tackles. 

-Raiders WR J.J. Nelson was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft and spent four sea- sons with the club from 2015-18, totaling 81 receptions for 1,439 yards with 10 touchdowns in 56 games. 

-Raiders DE Benson Mayowa played in 15 games for the Cardinals in 2018, posting career highs in tackles (38) and passes defensed (four). 

-Cardinals defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson spent three seasons with the Raiders, serving as the assistant defensive backs coach in 2014 before being promoted to defensive backs coach from 2015- 16. 

-Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph was the defensive backs coach for Cincinnati from 2014-15, while Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther served as the Bengals’ defensive coordinator. 

-Cardinals assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers and Raiders tight ends coach Frank Smith spent time on the same coaching staff for the Chicago Bears from 2015-17, serving as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach, respectively. 

-Cardinals passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach Tom Clements and Raiders wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett spent time on the same coaching staff for the Green Bay Packers from 2015-16, serving as associate head coach/offense and offensive coordinator, respectively.

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Broadcast Information (Radio)
Raiders Radio Network
Flagship: 740 KCBS
Play-by-play: Brent Musburger
Color Analyst: Lincoln Kennedy
Sideline: Chris Townsend

Next week, the Raiders will make their way to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, for an exhibition contest against the Green Bay Packers. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT at IG Field and will mark the first-ever game north of the border for the Silver and Black. It also marks the first time an NFL team will return to Canada since 2013. The Cardinals will leave Arizona to face the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 before concluding their preseason slate on the road against the AFC West Denver Broncos in Week 4.

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