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Kiffin wins debut as Raiders outlast Cardinals

Aug 12, 2007 - 5:34 AM By Scott Gannon PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) - Lane Kiffin won his NFL head coaching debut Saturday night as the Oakland Raiders knocked off the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23, in preseason action Saturday night.

The 32-year-old Kiffin, who joined the Raiders this season after serving as an assistant at Southern California, is the youngest head coach in the history of the modern NFL.

Arizona's Ken Whisenhunt also was making his NFL head coaching debut after serving as an assistant in Pittsburgh.

In his debut with the Raiders, quarterback Daunte Culpepper was not overly sharp but finished 5-of-12 for 78 yards and directed the team to a pair of fourth-quarter field goals.

Signed by Oakland after being released by the Miami Dolphins, Culpepper connected with rookie Johnnie Lee Higgins on a 50-yard pass to set up Sebastian Janikowski's go-ahead 27-yard field goal with 8:10 left to play.

Matt Leinart started at quarterback for Arizona, completing 5-of-11 passes for 50 yards. He was relieved by Kurt Warner, who completed both of his pass attempts, including a 59-yard touchdown strike to Bryant Johnson.

Johnson led the Cardinals with three catches and 87 yards.

Neil Rackers kicked three field goals, including one from 59 yards as time expired in the first half for Arizona.

Josh McCown started for Oakland and finished with 42 yards on 5-of-9 passing. Andrew Walter completed 8-of-11 pass attempts for 50 yards, including a three-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams.

Dominic Rhodes ran eight times for 21 yards and a touchdown for Oakland. Adimchinobe Echemandu led the team with 75 yards on 17 carries.

Edgerrin James rushed for three yards on two carries and caught one pass for eight yards for the Cardinals.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 0 10 13 0 23
    OAKLAND 0 21 0 6 27 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: OAK - TD, DOMINIC RHODES 1 YD RUN (SEBASTIAN
    JANIKOWSKI KICK), 1:15. OAKLAND 7-0
    ARI - TD, BRYANT JOHNSON 59 YD PASS FROM KURT
    WARNER (NEIL RACKERS KICK), 3:25.
    ARIZONA 7-7
    O

    Aug 12 1:16 AM


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    FG OAK
    TYLER FREDRICKSON 48 YD
    ARIZONA 23
    OAKLAND 27 2:20 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cardinals vs. RaidersAug 12 1:06 AM
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    FG OAK
    SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI 27 YD
    ARIZONA 23
    OAKLAND 24 8:10 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cardinals vs. RaidersAug 12 12:49 AM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 0 10 13 23
    OAKLAND 0 21 0 21 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: OAK - TD, DOMINIC RHODES 1 YD RUN (SEBASTIAN
    JANIKOWSKI KICK), 1:15. OAKLAND 7-0
    ARI - TD, BRYANT JOHNSON 59 YD PASS FROM KURT
    WARNER (NEIL RACKERS KICK), 3:25.
    ARIZON

    Aug 12 12:34 AM


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    FG ARI
    NEIL RACKERS 25 YD
    ARIZONA 23
    OAKLAND 21 3:40 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cardinals vs. RaidersAug 12 12:27 AM


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    FG ARI
    NEIL RACKERS 37 YD
    ARIZONA 20
    OAKLAND 21 8:39 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    TD ARI
    SHANE BOYD 8 YD RUN
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    ARIZONA 17
    OAKLAND 21 9:38 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    FG ARI
    NEIL RACKERS 60 YD
    ARIZONA 10
    OAKLAND 21 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Aug 11 11:33 PM


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    FG ARI
    NEIL RACKERS 60 YD
    ARIZONA 10
    OAKLAND 21 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    TD OAK
    MIKE WILLIAMS 3 YD PASS FROM ANDREW WALTER
    (SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI KICK)
    ARIZONA 7
    OAKLAND 21 0:28 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    TD OAK
    HIRAM EUGENE 31 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI KICK)
    ARIZONA 7
    OAKLAND 14 9:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cardinals vs. RaidersAug 11 11:10 PM


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    TD ARI
    BRYANT JOHNSON 59 YD PASS FROM KURT WARNER
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    ARIZONA 7
    OAKLAND 7 11:35 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    TD OAK
    DOMINIC RHODES 1 YD RUN
    (SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI KICK)
    ARIZONA 0
    OAKLAND 7 13:45 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 0 0
    OAKLAND 0 0 END, 1ST QTR

    Aug 11 10:46 PM
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