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September 26, 2010
Raiders-Cardinals in-game Blog: 1st quarter, Raiders 13, Cardinals 10

Raiders win the coin toss, elect to defer to second half.

So LaRod Stephens-Howling takes it 102 yards to the house. Mike Mitchell hit him early, at about the 20, and Stevie Brown had a shot at him inside the 5, to no avail.

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Beautifully executed play-action - Gradkowski hits Zach Miller for 22-yard TD.

Big plays on drive were nine-yard catch by Louis Murphy and 15-yard personal foul on Adrian Wilson, 12-yard sweep run by Darren McFadden.

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Lechler punts from end zone, ball hits Cardinals Matt Ware and long snapper Jon Condo recovers at 28 yard line.

Raiders get to 4, but stall and Janikowski kicks 22-yard field goal with 6:42 remaining in 1st quarter.

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Cardinals respond with Feeley's 42-yard field goal. Big plays - Wells' 24-yard run, 27-yard PI on Routt.

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Janikowski puts Raiders up 13-10 with 54-yard FG, 1:54 to play in 1st quarter.

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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