Final

Cardinals 9

(1-6, 0-3 away)

Raiders 22

(1-5, 1-2 home)

Coverage: FOX

4:15 PM ET, October 22, 2006

 

1 2 3 4 T
ARI 0 3 3 39
OAK 14 3 5 022

Top Performers

Passing: A. Walter (OAK) - 263 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Fargas (OAK) - 23 CAR, 66 YDS

Receiving: R. Moss (OAK) - 7 REC, 129 YDS, 1 TD

Raiders' 11-game skid ends vs. shell-shocked Cards

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Art Shell gathered his team the night before the game and told his players they needed to find some swagger.

Nothing like a visit from the hapless Arizona Cardinals to do the trick.

Scouts Inc.'s take ...
The Arizona Cardinals came out flat and seemingly had a hangover from their embarrassing loss against the Chicago Bears last Monday night. The Raiders brought extensive pressure and completely rattled QB Matt Leinart. The Arizona Cardinals were again unable to get anything going in their run game. Despite the defense again creating turnovers, the Cardinals were unable to capitalize, generating just nine points off five turnovers.

The Cardinals were able to hang in the game due to Raiders QB Andrew Walter (above) consistently holding on to the ball too long in the pocket and turning the ball over. Before leaving the game due to a hamstring injury and despite the turnovers (three), Walter was able to have a career passing day against the speedy Cardinals defense. The Raiders managed to control the clock late and secured the victory.

Andrew Walter threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Randy Moss, ReShard Lee ran for a 1-yard score in the first quarter and the Raiders overcame five turnovers to win their first game of the season, 22-9 over Arizona on Sunday.

"It's a weight off everybody's shoulders to get a first win," Shell said. "I'm most happy for the guys in the locker room. It's not about me. It's about those guys in the locker room. They've worked very hard to get some taste of success."

The win snapped an 11-game losing streak and ended the growing talk of a possible winless season for the Raiders (1-5), who found all sorts of ways to lose in previous weeks.

"By no means does this set our season on a pedestal," defensive tackle Warren Sapp said. "We've still got to go out and get some more wins."

And now there's a new contender for worst team in the NFL in the Cardinals, who have lost six straight.

Arizona blew 14-point leads after the first quarter the previous two weeks, including a 20-point second-half lead a week ago to Chicago when the Bears won 24-23 despite committing six turnovers.

"I can't believe that we're sitting at 1-6. But we are," coach Dennis Green said. "Absolutely this is my fault. It's my job to make sure the ship is being ruddered the right way."

Last week's collapse led Green to throw a podium-pounding tantrum and fire offensive coordinator Keith Rowen. But Arizona fared little better under new coordinator Mike Kruczek.

Rookie Matt Leinart was 13-for-32 for 203 yards and two interceptions to lose his third career start, Edgerrin James ran for 34 yards on 13 carries and Arizona could only manage three field goals from Neil Rackers.

After years of success in Indianapolis, James is struggling in his first season with the Cardinals. He has 89 yards on 49 carries the past two weeks and has yet to top 100 yards in a single game and is now questioning his decision to leave the Colts.

"I wasn't prepared for this, man, I really wasn't," he said. "I don't know what we're doing now."

Moss had his biggest game of the year despite a few drops, catching seven balls for 129 yards.

But the biggest key was the defense, which put constant pressure on Leinart and shut down James.

Michael Huff, the player the Raiders took instead of Leinart in April's draft, tackled Marcel Shipp in the end zone for a safety. Derrick Burgess added two sacks and deflected a pass that was intercepted by defensive lineman Terdell Sands.

"We're going to enjoy it," cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said. "We got our win. ... You have to enjoy it because in this league wins are tough to come by so enjoy it while you have a chance."

Walter earned his first career win by outplaying Leinart, the player the Raiders passed on in the draft because they believed Walter was their quarterback of the future. Walter, who left with a hamstring injury in the third quarter, finished 17-for-30 for 263 yards.

Leinart looked nothing like the player who became the first NFL quarterback to throw two first-quarter touchdowns in his first two starts.

"He was flustered," safety Stuart Schweigert said. "His eyes were wide open. He was throwing the ball away real quick."

With starting running back LaMont Jordan out with a back injury, the Raiders rode Walter's arm to take the early lead.

They moved the ball with ease in the opening quarter. After a fumble by Zack Crockett ended the opening drive, Oakland drove for the first score following a missed 49-yard field goal by Rackers.

Walter avoided the pressure to complete a 32-yard pass to Moss on third-and-21 and converted a third-and-13 later in the drive on a 16-yard pass to Ronald Curry. Those passes -- two of Oakland's five conversions on third and more than 10 yards -- led to Lee's 1-yard leap into the end zone.

After Sands' interception gave the Raiders the ball at the Arizona 32, Walter went deep on the next play, connecting with Moss on the score that made it 14-0.

The Raiders tacked on a pair of field goals by Sebastian Janikowski and the safety to become the NFL's last team to win a game.

Game notes


Former Raiders coach John Madden received his Hall of Fame ring in a pregame ceremony. ... Arizona WR Anquan Boldin caught his 300th career pass in the third quarter in his 47th career game, making him the fastest player to reach the mark, besting Lionel Taylor's record of 54 games. ... The Raiders have intercepted six passes this season, one more than they had all of 2005.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARI
OAK
1st Downs921
Passing 1st downs
813
Rushing 1st downs
17
1st downs from penalties
01
3rd down efficiency
1-1113-20
4th down efficiency
0-10-1
Total Plays5577
Total Yards224395
Yards per play4.15.1
Total Drives1314
Passing174258
Comp-Att
13-3219-35
Yards per pass
5.06.5
Interceptions thrown
22
Sacks-Yards Lost
3-295-21
Rushing50137
Rushing Attempts
2037
Yards per rush
2.53.7
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-21-4
Penalties4-258-70
Turnovers25
Fumbles lost
03
Interceptions thrown
22
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession22:5937:01

Passing Leaders

ARIC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Leinart13/322036.3023-29
OAKC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Walter17/302638.8115-21
Tuiasosopo2/4164.0000-0

Rushing Leaders

ARICARYDSAVGTDLG
James13342.609
Leinart351.703
OAKCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fargas23662.9014
Crockett8445.5016

Receiving Leaders

ARIRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson38729.0058
Boldin45914.8021
OAKRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moss712918.4132
Anderson35518.3035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARIOAK
oakTD4:28ReShard Lee, 1 yd run (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good)
Drive info: 11 plays, 61 yds, 5:15
07
oakTD3:38Randy Moss, 32 yd pass from Andrew Walter (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good)
Drive info: 1 plays, 32 yds, 0:00
014
SECOND QUARTERARIOAK
oakFG14:52Sebastian Janikowski 31 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 23 yds, 1:40
017
ariFG6:04Neil Rackers 29 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 21 yds, 2:41
317
THIRD QUARTERARIOAK
oakFG6:54Sebastian Janikowski 35 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 53 yds, 3:55
320
oakSF5:50Marcel Shipp rush for a -1 yards Tackled.
Drive info: 3 plays, -20 yds, 1:04
322
ariFG3:08Neil Rackers 45 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 5 plays, 17 yds, 2:28
622
FOURTH QUARTERARIOAK
ariFG10:13Neil Rackers 38 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 76 yds, 3:58
922