The route was on in the first half. The Raiders scored on their first four drives for 24 points. Meanwhile the Cardinals had a net 12 yards of offense.
Derek Carr led the Raiders on an opening drive touchdown. He went 2 for 2 and those two passes were a 27-yard connection with Tyrell Williams and a 19-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Grant. And the first team offense’s day was done.
The first team defense stayed in to face Kyler Murray and the number one overall pick could get nothing going. He left the game late in the second quarter going 3 for 8 for 12 yards and having been sacked twice — one of them for a safety.
Brett Hundley came in and so did the Raiders’ second team defense. On his third play, he threw deep for Trent Sherfield for a 40-yard touchdown. He then led them on another scoring drive to send the two teams to the locker room at 26-10.
And with that we look for the second half.