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  • Preseason # 1 Saturday, August 11, 2007 – 7:00 PM (MST)

    8701 S. Hardy Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284 Phone: 602-379-0101 Fax: 602-379-1821

    Mark Dalton – Vice President, Media Relations Mike Helm – Media Relations Coordinator 602/379-1720 602/379-1647 Chris Melvin – Media Relations Manager Nate LoCascio – Media Relations Assistant 602/379-1882 602/379-1620

    Arizona Cardinals Football Club

    Game Release


    This year’s preseason opener will not only be a first for many of the players but also for both head coaches. The Cardinals Ken Whisenhunt and the Raiders Lane Kiffin both will experience their first game as NFL head coaches.

    Arizona enters the 2007 season following an exciting offseason of change. Not only did the Cardinals bring on a new head coach and staff, but they also added key players through the draft, selecting offensive tackle Levi Brown, and free agency, signing free safety Terrence Holt, offensive tackle Mike Gandy and center Al Johnson among others.

    The Raiders started their rebuilding process by drafting quarterback JaMarcus Russell number one overall. They also added running back Dominic Rhodes from the Colts.

    This week’s game will be broadcast across the country on NFL Network and can also be seen live in the Phoenix area on ABC-15.

    The Cardinals will return to University of Phoenix Stadium next Saturday, August 18, as the Texans make their first trip to Arizona. Kickoff is at 1:00 PM.


    The Raiders and Cardinals have met a total of nine times in the preseason with Oakland holding a 6-3 advantage. Arizona won the last meeting 17-16 on the road in 2005. The first preseason game between these two took place in 1976 in Tempe with the Raiders coming out victorious, 20-9. The two would not face each other again until 1996. Two of the Cards three victories over the silver and black have come at Oakland, where the Raiders have only beaten Arizona once. The Cardinals only two regular season victories over Oakland have also come on the road. If you combine the regular and pre season Arizona is 4-3 at Oakland.


     Overall Preseason Series: 3-6

     Cardinals on road at OAK: 2-1

     First Meeting: Aug. 07, 1976,vs. Oakland (at Tempe), L, 9-20

     Last Meeting: Aug. 26, 2005, @ Oakland, W, 17-16

     Cardinals last victory: Aug. 26, 2005, @ Oakland, W, 17-16


    Date Site Result Aug. 26, 2005 Oakland W, 17-16 Aug. 28, 2004 Arizona L, 16-17 Aug. 29, 2002 Oakland L, 3-31 Aug. 11, 2001 Arizona L, 7-10 Sep. 03, 1999 Arizona L, 7-43 Aug. 29, 1998 Oakland W, 21-14 Aug. 22, 1997 Arizona W, 15-13 Aug. 02, 1996 Arizona L, 3-26 Aug. 07, 1976 Arizona L, 9-20

    THE COACHES Ken Whisenhunt Lane Kiffin 0-0 Overall Record 0-0 0-0 Regular Season Record 0-0 0-0 Playoff Record 0-0 1

    st Years as Head Coach in NFL 1


    1 st Years with team 1



    TELEVISION CARDINALS RADIO NETWORK Network: ABC-15 Flagship: KTAR 92.3 FM Play-by-Play: Brian Davis Play-by-Play: Dave Pasch Color Analyst: Bill Lewis Color Analyst: Ron Wolfley Sideline: Jody Jackson Sideline: Paul Calvisi

    CARDINALS SPANISH RADIO Sirus Satellite Radio Flagship: KMIA 710 AM Home Channel: 181 Play-by-Play: Gabriel Trujillo Color Analyst: Luis Zendejas

    Coordinates - Satellite: AMC2 Transponder: 02 Slot A




    McAfee Coliseum


    5-11 Record 2-14

    314 Points Scored 168

    389 Points Allowed 332

    33 Touchdowns Scored 16

    42 Touchdowns Allowed 34

    12 Rushing TDs 5

    17 Passing TDs 7

    4 Return TDs 4

    16 Rushing TDs Allowed 15

    21 Passing TDs Allowed 17

    5 Return TDs Allowed 2

    35/262 Sacked/Yards Lost 72/430

    31/13 Fumbles/Lost 32/22

    17 Had Intercepted 24

    28/37 Field Goals Made/Attempted 18/25

    312.5 Total Yards Per Game 246.2

    349.4 Opp. Total Yards Per Game 284.8

    83.6 Rushing Yards Per Game 94.9

    118.6 Opp. Rushing Yards Per Game 134.0

    228.9 Passing Yards Per Game 151.3

    230.9 Opp. Passing Yards Per Game 150.8

    +3 Turnover Ratio -12

    29:59 Average Time of Possession 28:13

    18/30/10 NFL Rank-Total Offense/Run/Pass 32/29/31

    29/16/30 NFL Rank-Total Defense/Run/Pass 3/25/1

    0/1 2-Point Conversions 0/0

    Vs. Hou Next Week @ SF



    TEAM RECORDS Net passing yards: 4,437 (prev: 4,262, 1984) Gross passing yards: 4,723 (prev: 4,639, 1984) Pass attempts: 670 (prev: 613, 1996) Completions: 419 (prev: 347, 1984) Completion percentage: 62.5% (prev: 61.3%, 1984) First downs passing: 224 (prev: 214, 1996) Field goals attempted: 46 (prev: 40, 1996) Field goals made: 43 (prev: 30, 1995)

    INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Receptions: Larry Fitzgerald, 103

    (previous: 101, Larry Centers in ’95 and Boldin in ‘03) Points: Neil Rackers, 140

    (previous: 117, Jim Bakken ’67 & Neil O’Donoghue ’84) Field Goals: Neil Rackers, 40

    (previous: 30, Greg Davis in ‘95) Field Goal Attempts: Neil Rackers, 42

    (previous: 40, Jim Bakken in ’66) Field goal %: Neil Rackers 95.2% (40-42) (previous: 82.4%, Kevin Butler in ’96, 14-17) Consecutive Field Goals: Neil Rackers, 31

    (previous: 11, Greg Davis in ’94 & Bill Gramatica in ‘01 Completion %: Kurt Warner, 64.5% (242-375)

    (previous: 61.7% Steve Beuerlein in ’93, 258- 418) Most consec. 100-yard receiving games: Boldin, 5 (previous: 4, Rob Moore in ’97 & David Boston in ’01)


    The Cardinals sold out every game in 2006 which led to a new franchise record for attendance in a season. In 2006, the Cardinals had 508,829 fans visit University of Phoenix Stadium during the regular season. That number eclipsed the previous record of 497,330 set in 1994 by more than 11,000 fans. For the first time in NFL history, paid attendance for all NFL games surpassed the 22 million mark and, for the fifth consecutive year, the paid attendance established a new record. NFL paid attendance for all 2006 games was 22,199,712, an increase of more than 400,000 (407,616) over the previous record total of 21,792,096 in 2005. The 2006 NFL regular-season total paid attendance of 17,340,879 and the average of 67,738 per game were both all-time records as well. With season tickets at University of Phoenix Stadium sold out for the 2007 season, the Cardinals and the NFL look to continue their unprecedented success.


    Last Meeting Raiders 22, Cardinals 9

    October 22, 2006 – McAfee Stadium - (61,595)

    Six days after a heart-breaking home loss to the Bears on Monday night, the Cardinals endured an equally difficult defeat in Oakland against the previously winless Raiders. Despite a switch of offensive coordinators earlier in the week, the Cardinals offense had its hands full with an Oakland defense that kept Arizona out of the endzone. Third downs were pivotal in the outcome as Oakland was 13-20 (65%) while Arizona finished 1-11 (9%). The Cards were also unable to capitalize on five takeaways caused by the defense and dropped their sixth straight game to fall to 1-6. After LB Karlos Dansby halted the Raiders opening drive when he recovered a Zack Crockett fumble at the AZ 45, the Cards moved into position for a 45-yard FG but Neil Rackers missed left. Oakland opened the scoring with a 1-yard TD plunge from ReShard Lee, capping an 11-play, 81-yard drive that was extended by a pair of 3

    rd -n-long completions. The next Arizona drive ended when DT Terdell Sands INT’d a

    Leinart pass that was batted at the line of scrimmage. On the very next play Andrew Walter connected with Randy Moss on a 32-yard TD strike that made it 14-0. After a 31-yard Sebastian Janikowski FG upped the lead to 17-0 early in the second, Arizona’s defense caused another turnover when DE Bertrand Berry sacked Walter to force a fumble that AZ recovered at the Oakland 32, setting up a 29-yard Rackers FG. Arizona’s tough day continued on the third play of the second half when Tyrone Poole picked off Leinart at the AZ 44 but the Cards defense responded by forcing a 3-n-out. The Raiders made it 20-3 with a 35-yard Janikowski FG on their next drive. Arizona’s ensuing drive went in reverse as back-to-back sacks pushed the Cards back to the 1 before RB Marcel Shipp was tackled in the end zone by SS Michael Huff for a safety. After the free kick, Berry sacked and stripped Walter a second time and Arizona recovered at the Oak 44. The hit forced Walter out of the game but the Cards again could only convert it into a Rackers FG. FS Robert Griffith INT’d a pass attempt by WR Ronald Curry on the next series and Leinart connected with WR Bryant Johnson on a 58-yard pass to the Oak 22. However, the offense again had to settle for a FG instead of a TD and Rackers’ 38-yarder pr