The Raiders scored first, with a field goal in the first quarter and another in the second quarter, but the Cardinals took a 7-6 lead into the locker room on an 18-yard touchdown pass from John Skelton to Stephen Williams as the first half came to a close.
The two teams traded field goals at the beginning of the third quarter, as Trent Edwards led the Raiders offense. After a fumble on a punt return by Andre Roberts, Edwards connected with David Ausberry for an 18-yard score, giving the Raiders a 15-10 lead. (The Raiders failed on their two-point conversion attempt.)
The Raiders regained the lead late in the fourth quarter on a 57-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski.
Down a point with only two and a half minutes left to play, the Cardinals needed a miracle. So they turned to … Max Hall? Well, it is the preseason. Hall, who played in six games last season (mostly very badly), emerged from the … depth of the depth chart to go 4-for-4 with 66 yards, capping his drive with a 28-yard score to Isaiah Williams to complete the Cardinals’ 24-18 victory with 39 seconds to go.
All of the Cardinals’ quarterbacks – Hall, Bartel, Skelton and Kevin Kolb – fared well against the Raiders defense, accounting for 300 yards passing between them.