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Raiders Marshawn Lynch sits during anthem before Oakland-Arizona game

14 August 2017

The Cardinals already got their first chance to showcase their talents on national television, but fans won't be lucky enough to see them and the Raiders battle on ESPN or the NFL Network on Saturday night unless they're in the two teams' markets.

In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn't play a down.

After deciding to return to football during the offseason, Lynch was traded to the Oakland Raiders for a swap of late-round selections between the Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. "It's not a form of anything other than me being myself, '" Jack Del Rio said. I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem, but I'm going to respect you as a man. "So that's a non-issue for me", Del Rio said. He carried it over to the game, combining with Kareem Martin to bring down Raiders quarterback E.J. Manuel in the second quarter and forcing a fumble on tight end Gabe Holmes in the third.

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The Cardinals have three shoo-ins to make the team at inside linebacker: Haason Reddick, Deone Bucannon and Karlos Dansby. It was an automatic they'd sit guys who have been dealing with injuries like Amari Cooper, Mack, Irvin, Obi Melifonwu and Gareon Conley, who is still on the physically unable to perform list.

Oddsmakers at sports book list the Cardinals as a 3-point favorite Saturday night as they host the Raiders, while the over-under is set at 40. Next to him was Cory James, the most impressive player on the Raiders defense.

"I just hope people open up their eyes and see that there's really a big problem going on and something needs to be done for it to stop", Lynch said.

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So when Arians told Palmer his night was over after the QB led Arizona on a 14-play drive that covered 70 yards and resulted in a touchdown with 8 minutes, 24 seconds left in the first quarter, Palmer wasn't pleased.

"I've got to wait until next week".

"I get to go against really good rushers during the week, and I think that really helps", Veldheer said.

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OUR PREDICTION: Most preseason games have totals in the upper 30s, but this game is set at 40. He had just a single tackle, and ran himself out of a few plays.

Raiders Marshawn Lynch sits during anthem before Oakland-Arizona game