The Oakland Raiders lost a close game to the Arizona Cardinals for the second straight year. I sure am glad that 2011's was just a preseason game where players needed to get a look to see who's going and staying.
Beyond that, there are certain youngsters on this Raider team and the coaching staff needs to see where they are. Then of course, you have the position battles that look to be heating up on this young, talented team.
But today, I'm going to stick to the things I was looking for going into the game from my last article.
Turn the page to see what they are.