Each year, fans as well as players anxiously await the start of the National Football League season. But, first there are four weeks of preseason that must be completed. Over the upcoming weeks, Profootballhof.com takes a glimpse at memorable moments from past preseason games.
August 22, 1997
Running back Joe Aska’s rushing performance wasn’t enough to lead the Oakland Raiders to victory against the Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium. Despite 103-degree temperatures at kickoff, Aska rushed for 111 yards on 16 carries to fuel Oakland’s offense.
While the Cardinals offense struggled much of the day, the team mustered enough offense to put veteran kicker Kevin Butler in range six times. Butler converted five of six field goal attempts – connecting from 25, 38, 50, 42, and 42 yards – including the game-winner with just 14 seconds to play.
The Cardinals won, 15-13.
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