NFL Preseason: Where to Watch Oakland Raiders vs. Arizona Cardinals, TV Channel, Live Stream, Odds

Thanks largely to Antonio Brown's frostbitten feet and his threat to quit football if he isn't allowed to use his helmet, football almost became an afterthought in Oakland this month.

ESPN reported Friday that the star wide receiver had told the Raiders he would retire from professional football if the NFL insisted on making him wear a new helmet.

Brown has worn the same helmet for 10 years, which is no longer certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment. Given the NFL has a policy of not allowing players to wear helmets that are not certified by NOCSAE, Brown would have to wear a different helmet to the one he prefers.

During the offseason, the NFL and NFL Players' Association have added 11 helmets to their list of certified headgear. ESPN reported that the Raiders have sent a number of helmets to Brown, but none has met the player's demands yet.

The controversy around the headgear comes as Brown suffered extreme frostbite on his feet after not wearing appropriate footwear in a cryotherapy chamber in France last month.

As a result, the 31-year-old has practiced just once with his new teammates so far.

Mercifully for fans who prefer events on the field to seemingly interminable drama off it, the Raiders kicked off Week 1 of the NFL preseason with a 14-3 home win against the Los Angeles Rams.

Next up for the Raiders is a trip to Arizona on Thursday to face the Cardinals, who also began their preseason with a win over a Los Angeles-based franchise. Arizona beat the Chargers 17-13 at home on Thursday as number one overall pick Kyler Murray got his first test of NFL football.

The former Oklahoma Sooner completed six of seven passes for a modest 66 yards but looked more at ease than his figures suggest.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Thursday.

Keelan Doss, Oakland Raiders
Keelan Doss #89 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during their NFL preseason game at RingCentral Coliseum on August 10 in Oakland, California. Robert Reiners/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Arizona Cardinals host the Oakland Raiders at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 15.

TV coverage

The game will be nationally broadcast by ESPN.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via WatchESPN and ESPN's digital platforms as well as via fuboTV.


The Raiders kicked off preseason in style, beating the Los Angeles Rams 14-3 on Saturday.

Both Nathan Peterman and Mike Glennon made a good case to become Derek Carr's back-up. Peterman finished 66 passing yards and one touchdown after completing nine of his 12 passes and added 56 yards rushing, including a 50-yard run.

Glennon, meanwhile, completed 17 of 25 passes for 200 passing yards but threw two interceptions.

Keon Hatcher and J.J. Nelson topped the receiving charts with 45 and 43 yards respectively, as the Raiders wait to see whether Antonio Brown will ever return to training camp.

9/12, 1 TD and a 50-yard run. 😱

Start your morning with @NatePeterman highlights from the @Raiders' win! #LARvsOAK

— NFL (@NFL) August 11, 2019

The Cardinals, meanwhile, edged the Los Angeles Chargers 17-13. Number one overall pick Kyler Murray went 6-for-7 for 44 yards and looked accomplished in his first NFL outing, even though he did not get the ball past midfield.

New signing Brett Hundley outshone Murray, throwing for 104 yards and one touchdown and completing 10 of his 14 passes.


According to Oddschecker, the Cardinals are four-point favorite and are 24/25 to win and cover the spread. The Raiders are an 8/5 outsider, while the over/under bar for total points is set at 40.5.