By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 8:50 pm in Oakland Raiders.
An interception by Carson Palmer, a lost fumble by Mike Goodson and a blocked punt returned for a touchdown by Arizona’s Justin Bethel gave the Cardinals a commanding halftime lead.
Wide receiver Jacoby Ford (foot) and Goodson (chest) were questionable to return with injuries. Goodson, who fell out of favor in Carolina in part because of fumbles, lost a pair in the second quarter against Arizona. The second was fumbled right back to the Raiders by Clark Haggins. It was on the second fumble that Goodson was injured.
Oakland squandered its second goal-to-go situation of the game when Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 21-yard field goal to end the half, with the Raiders failing to convert a first-and-goal at the 6 with a 3-yard run by Lonyae Miller and consecutive incompletions from Palmer.