This has been one of the worst weeks for the Cardinals since the week following the loss to New Orleans in last year's playoffs.
The questions circled:
What happened to the defense?
When will we see Max Hall?
Will Beanie Wells finally revive the run game?
What is coach Ken Whisenhunt thinking?
Are the old Cardinals back?
How badly will they lose to the Raiders?
Before you ask these questions and go into panic mode, remember one thing:
These are the Oakland Raiders we're talking about.
Sorry Raiders fans.
The same Rams the Cardinals beat on the road, the Raiders barely beat at home.
But most of the experts are picking the Raiders.
So here are some keys for the Cardinals to beat the Raiders, other than the obvious "Don't get so many stupid penalties"...