Oakland vs Arizona Wrap - Arizona Wins 24-23
Derek Anderson passed for 2 TDs and 122 yards in leading Arizona to a 24-23 win over Oakland on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Arizona did not, however, defeat the Raiders against the spread, which closed at 5.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 39.5.
Beanie Wells rushed for 75 yards, while Tim Hightower added 40 yards in the win. Steve Breaston and Ben Patrick added 41 and 29 receiving yards respectively.
Darren McFadden rushed for 105 yards for Oakland, while Bruce Gradkowski added 13 yards. Bruce Gradkowski threw for 255 yards for the Raiders, while receivers Louis Murphy and Zach Miller had 119 and 64 yards respectively.
Arizona was outgained by Oakland 364-227 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-18 by the Raiders.
Arizona lost the time of possession battle 32:58/27:02, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Arizona takes its act on the road to face San Diego looking for another win. For Oakland, they head home to face Houston.