Cardinals beat Raiders 24-18 in exhibition opener

Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams (34) runs from Oakland Raiders defensive back Zac Etheridge (43) in the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 11, 2011 10:30:51 PM PDT
Kevin Kolb found new favorite target Larry Fitzgerald twice in his Arizona debut but was unable to get his offense on the scoreboard in two drives before the Cardinals rallied to beat the Oakland Raiders 24-18 in their exhibition opener Thursday night.

Arizona's other three quarterbacks all threw touchdown passes, including a 28-yarder from Max Hall to Isaiah Williams with 39 seconds left for the win.

Raiders third-stringer Trent Edwards threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to rookie David Ausberry, and Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals, including a go-ahead 57-yarder with 2:32 to play, but the Raiders lost in Hue Jackson's head coaching debut.


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