9:00 PM ET, August 23, 2008
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders caught nearly as many passes from Matt Leinart as his Arizona Cardinals teammates did in a performance that didn't look like that of a former first-round pick.Leinart threw three interceptions in less than two quarters before Arizona's offense opened things up in the second half of a 24-0 victory over the Raiders on Saturday night.Leinart entered the game with the lead over Kurt Warner in the competition for the Cardinals starting job. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said the lackluster performance against Oakland wouldn't change that.
Raiders rookie Darren McFadden had 40 yards on 12 carries. ... Warner attempted just four passes, completing two for 40 yards. ... There was a video tribute and moment of silence for Hall of Famer Gene Upshaw, who died Wednesday. Upshaw won two Super Bowls with the Raiders and later became head of the players' union. ... Brian St. Pierre added an 18-yard touchdown pass to Leonard Pope in the fourth quarter.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.7||2.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||04:09||Neil Rackers 25 Yd||3||0|
|TD||12:02||Tim Hightower 13 Yd Run (Neil Rackers Kick)||10||0|
|TD||10:07||J.J. Arrington 67 Yd Run (Neil Rackers Kick)||17||0|
|TD||14:56||Leonard Pope 18 Yd Pass From Brian St. Pierre (Neil Rackers Kick)||24||0|