Raiders vs Cardinals : The Raiders head to the desert Thursday night for their second preseason game of 2019.
Jon Gruden’s Raiders squad will face Kliff Kingsbury’s high-flying Cardinals offense led by No. 1 overall draft pick Kyler Murray. Arizona ia coming off an ugly season but could be a team on the rise with plenty of weapons for the electrifying QB.
One player who will aim to take Murray down is Raiders defensive end Arden Key. The second-year pro is seeking advice left and right to help improve his sack totals this season.
The Raiders look to improve to 2-0 in the preseason after winning last week’s opener against the Rams. Not too many starters will see extensive playing time, but plenty of players will need to step up to earn roster spots.
Here’s how you can watch the Raiders-Cardinals live online:
Start time: Thursday, Aug. 15, at 5 p.m. PT
TV channel: ESPN
Rebuilding teams looking to go 2-0 meet in Week 2 of the 2019 NFL preseason on Thursday when the Arizona Cardinals host the Oakland Raiders. It’s an 8 p.m. ET kickoff from University of Phoenix Stadium. No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray played well in Arizona’s opener, a 17-13 win over the Chargers, as he completed 6-of-7 passes for 44 yards. Oakland didn’t play starting quarterback Derek Carr in its 14-3 victory over the Rams, but got a surprisingly strong performance from backup Nathan Peterman. Bookmakers list Arizona as a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Raiders vs. Cardinals odds, down from an open of four, while the over-under for total points is 40. Before you make your Raiders vs. Cardinals picks and NFL predictions for Thursday’s preseason games, be sure to see what SportsLine NFL guru Mike Tierney has to say.
Tierney has been a winner for SportsLine members in every sport, but the NFL is his specialty. An acclaimed sportswriter whose work appears in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has reported from seven Super Bowls. Tierney was all over the Patriots covering in the Super Bowl, enabling him to finish last season with a sparkling 63-46 record against the spread. Anyone who has followed him is way, way up.
Now, Tierney has evaluated Raiders vs. Cardinals from every angle and locked in a strong pointspread pick. He’s sharing it over at SportsLine.
Tierney knows Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury will play Murray more than one drive on Thursday. Murray was disappointed that his one possession versus the Chargers didn’t lead to points, but he still impressed with his poise and performance. Murray found four different receivers, and on Thursday he’ll also have the services of rookie wideout Andy Isabella, who missed the opener with a knee issue.