The Oakland Raiders will head to Arizona for a road contest against the Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on Sunday, November 18. The clash between the two clubs will mark their 10th regular season meeting all-time, with the last contest coming at home in Oakland in 2014. The Silver and Black have traveled to Arizona two times in preseason action since 2016, but last visited the desert in a regular season contest in 2010, a game the Cardinals took by a score of 24-23. The Raiders currently lead the all-time series, 5-4, ahead of Sunday's matchup. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. PT, as it will conclude the club's 2018 slate against NFC West opponents.
|Date:||Sunday, November 18, 2018|
|Kickoff:||1:05 p.m. PT|
|Site:||State Farm Stadium (2006)|
|Regular Season:||Raiders lead, 5-4|
The Raiders prepare for Arizona this week after concluding their season series with the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10. In the contest, QB Derek Carr tallied 243 passing yards on 24-of-37 attempts, and in doing so, surpassed 17,000 passing yards for his career. Carr is just the third quarterback in franchise history to pass the 17,000-yard mark. RB Jalen Richard led the team in receptions (five) for the fifth consecutive game and has now totaled 48 on the year. On the defensive side of the ball, S Marcus Gilchrist recorded his first INT in a Raiders uniform, while DT Maurice Hurst notched his third sack of the season. Hurst's three sacks on the campaign are tied for fifth-most among all rookie defenders in 2018.
Anchoring the line in 2018 is C Rodney Hudson, who has sur- rendered just one sack since Week 1 of 2015 (2,290 pass snaps), per Pro Football Focus. Hudson, now in his fourth year with the Raiders, is currently the No. 1 ranked center in the NFL by PFF's scale. Hudson has played 586 snaps along the offensive line this season and has surrendered just one quarterback hurry and one quarterback hit, while not allowing a single sack. Through Week 10, Hudson is the only center in the NFL that has one-or-less sack allowed, quarterback pressure and quarterback hurry.
|Broadcast Information (Television)|
|Color Analyst:||Adam Archuleta|
Here are some notable connections between the Raiders and the Cardinals:
•Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was a linebacker with the Phoenix Cardinals from 1989-90.
•Raiders strength and conditioning assistant D’Anthony Batiste made 10 starts on the offensive line for the Cardinals in 2012.
•Raiders director of football research Dave Razzano served as a regional scout for the Cardinals from 2006-09.
•Raiders DE Frostee Rucker played for the Cardinals from 2013-17. He recorded 110 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles, helping Arizona reach the NFC Championship Game in 2015.
•Cardinals K Phil Dawson was originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent in 1998.
|Broadcast Information (Radio)|
|Raiders Radio Network|
|Color Analyst:||Lincoln Kennedy|
|Spanish Flagship:||La Z 1490-AM/107.5-FM|
|Color Analyst:||Ambrosio Rico|
The Cardinals fell in their Week 10 contest at Arrowhead Stadium to the AFC West Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 14-26. The Cardinals enter this week's matchup with a two-game winning streak over the Raiders. Following their Week 11 tilt, the Raiders will head to the East Coast over Thanksgiving Weekend to face the AFC North Baltimore Ravens, marking the fourth consecutive season in which the two teams will square off. The Cardinals will hit the road for two consecutive weeks to face the Los Angeles Chargers and Green Bay Packers in Week 13.