The Cardinals’ defense should be healthier this matchup in comparison to last week. Defensive end J.J. Watt and cornerback Trayvon Mullen appear on track to play in this game, both of which should provide some stability.
The Raiders’ skill position group is one of the best in the NFL, featuring receivers Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow, as well as tight end Darren Waller and running back Josh Jacobs.
Adams impressed in his Las Vegas debut, catching 10 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.
Adams will likely see coverage from Byron Murphy and Marco Wilson, with plenty of double-team looks. As for Waller, the Cardinals need a much better performance from Isaiah Simmons.
The Raiders’ offensive line is not in great shape. Derek Carr was constantly under pressure last week (albeit from the likes of Khalil Mack and Joey Bosa). They’re also dealing with some injuries, so perhaps Watt and company can provide much more pressure than they did last week.
Carr threw three interceptions last week, something the Cardinals must capitalize on. They cannot allow him to get comfortable early with soft zone and easy-completion looks.