Oakland Raiders return home to host the Cleveland Browns


The Oakland Raiders return home to Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to play the Cleveland Browns in Week 4 following two consecutive road games in Denver and Miami against the Broncos and Dolphins. Kickoff is set for Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1:05 p.m. PT. The Week 4 matchup with the Browns will mark the first time Cleveland has traveled to Oakland since 2012. In their most recent tilt in 2015, the Raiders defeated the Browns by a score of 27-20 at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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The Setting
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Kickoff: 1:05 p.m. PT
Site: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (1966)
Capacity/Surface: 56,057/Overseeded Bermuda
Regular Season: Raiders lead, 12-10
Postseason: Raiders lead, 2-0

In Week 3, the Raiders lost to the AFC East's first-place Miami Dolphins by a score of 20-28. Highlighted in the contest was a breakout performance by WR Jordy Nelson, as he totaled 173 yards receiving on just six receptions (28.8 avg.) and added his first score of the season. In his last two games against the Dolphins, Nelson has hauled in 15 passes for 280 yards (18.8 avg.) and recorded two touchdowns. Nelson was the third Raiders receiver to cross the 100-yard barrier in a game this season, making the club just one-of-two teams in the league to have three different receivers achieve the feat in each week thus far. QB Derek Carr also notched his second 300-yard performance of the season as he totaled 345 yards through the air on 27-of-39 attempts. Through three games this season, Carr is averaging 302 yards per game (sixth in the NFL) while achieving a 76.6 percent completion percentage (second in the NFL).

Head Coach Hue Jackson enters his third year in Cleveland and has posted a 2-32-1 record as head coach of the Browns. The Browns enter Sunday's contest 1-1-1 after defeating the New York Jets, 21-17, in Week 3. Jackson spent the 2010 season as the Raiders' offensive coordinator and was promoted to head coach in 2011 when he went 8-8. First-year offensive coordinator Todd Haley looks to lead a high-powered rushing attack and revamped receiving core in 2018. The Browns trail the Raiders, 12-10, in the all-time regular season series.

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Broadcast Information (Television)
Play-by-play: Kenny Albert
Color Analyst: Ronde Barber
Sideline/Field: Megan Olivi
Producer: Barry Landis
Director: Jeremy Green

Here are some notable connections between the opposing squads:

• Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson was the head coach of the Raiders in 2011, guiding the team to an 8-8 record, after spending the 2010 season as Oakland's offensive coordinator.

• Raiders senior defensive assistant Jim O'Neil served as the defensive coordinator for the Browns for 2014-15.

• Browns defensive quality control coach Eric Sanders served as the Raiders quality control coach from 2010-14.

• Browns wide receiver coach Adam Henry began his NFL career with the Raiders, spending two seasons (2007-08) as an offensive quality control coach and the next three (2009-11) as the tight ends coach.

• Browns assistant offensive line coach Mark Hutson coached tight ends for the Raiders for three seasons from 2012-14.

• Browns senior offensive assistant Al Saunders spent four seasons (2011-14) with the Raiders, serving as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2011 and the senior offensive assistant from 2012-14. In 2011, Saunders helping the offense finish with the second-highest yardage total in franchise history with 6,072.

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Broadcast Information (Radio)
Raiders Radio Network
Flagship: 740 KCBS
Play-by-play: Brent Musburger
Color Analyst: Lincoln Kennedy
Sideline: Chris Townsend
Spanish Flagship: La Z 1490-AM/107.5-FM
Play-by-play: Fernando Arias
Color Analyst: Ambrosio Rico

The Browns won their first game of the season last week on Thursday Night Football against the New York Jets by a score of 21-17, bringing their record on the year to 1-1-1. Next week, the Raiders will travel to Los Angeles to face the AFC West division rival Chargers for their second divisional matchup of the season, before heading overseas to London to face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6. The Browns will return to Cleveland to host two consecutive games against the Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Chargers.

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