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10/18 Arizona Cardinals news: Previewing the Raiders game

Your Saturday roundup of Arizona Cardinals and NFC West news.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

We have game previews, predictions and all sorts of stuff today.

Cardinals

The Harder Side Of Todd Bowles
Notebook: Defensive boss has his unit's attention; Cards visit the "Black Hole"; Palmer practices full

Friday Five - Cardinals At Raiders
A glance at five top storylines for the Cardinals-Raiders game Sunday at O.co Coliseum in Oakland.

Arizona Cardinals ready to meet Raiders fans
"It's different," he said. "You don't see those faces every day on Sunday. They're great fans. I love 'em. I've been going there for a long time, even back to the LA Coliseum. Raiders fans are a unique breed of fan and they're something special. "It's tough for a rookie to go there for the first time. It's an eye-opening experience, to say the least."

Arizona Cardinals vs. Oakland Raiders scouting report
Kent Somers previews and predicts Sunday's game between the Cardinals and Chargers in Oakland.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Oakland Raiders: Complete Week 7 Preview for Arizona | Bleacher Report
And Shaun Church gives his weekly preview and prediction as well.

Arizona Cardinals DBs forced to adjust to the NFL's pass-happy world
Quarterbacks are piling up yards while receivers are putting up monster totals. Records are continually falling, and while it's not quite the Arena Football League, defenses are still left trying to add pass rushers and cornerbacks to combat the aerial assault.

ESPN's Schlereth: Peterson has the toughest job of any cornerback
"That guy may get the toughest assignment of any corner in the league on a week-to-week basis, based on the fact that [defensive coordinator] Todd Bowles is bringing the house all the time," said Schlereth.

Raiders present the proverbial trap game | FOX Sports
The Raiders haven't given their fans much to cheer about, making them even ornerier than usual in the Black Hole.

Rest of NFC West

NaVorro Bowman doing some running before 49ers practice - Niners Nation
San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman continues his rehab work. Here is some video of him doing some running before the 49ers Friday practice.

Mike Iupati, Patrick Willis out for 49ers-Broncos - Niners Nation
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke to the media on Friday, and was able to provide some details on the injury report. We break down the three biggest names.

Percy Harvin traded to the Jets, per report - Field Gulls
The Seahawks shock the NFL by trading their star receiver to the Jets.

Percy Harvin trade: Multiple reports of discord behind the scenes for Seahawks - Field Gulls
As more details trickle in about the Seahawks' stunning decision to trade Percy Harvin to the Jets, a picture of persistent drama behind the scenes is starting to form.

Rams-Seahawks: Injury Report Update - Turf Show Times
Things are looking up for many of the Rams' injured players.

Rams-49ers: The Brandon Lloyd Touchdown is the 2014 Rams - Turf Show Times
One play. One outcome. A collision of a million factors. This, in a single play, is everything the Rams are in 2014.