Arizona Cardinals Squeak By The Oakland Raiders, 24-23

September 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I’m not sure which is sadder. The way the Raiders lost or the way the Cardinals won. That’s a debatable answer but somehow the Arizona Cardinals pulled out a miracle today and won their home opener 24-23 over a pesky Oakland Raiders team.
Sebastian Janikowski missed three field goals including a chip shot 33 yarder as time expired.
The way the game started, you would have  thought the Cardinals were going to roll, but as we have learned big plays mean nothing to the Cardinals. LaRod Stephens-Howling takes the opening kickoff back for 102 yards and the Cardinals led early.
But Bruce Gradkowski was not phased and played a very good game against a Cardinals defense still searching for some chemistry with so many new players.
But to their credit, the Cardinals defense played hard when they had to especially in the red zone where the Raiders were a pitiful 1 for 5.
Gradkowski finished the day 17 for 34 for 255 yards. He clearly outplayed...

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