DATE: Sunday, September 20, 2009, 10 a.m. PT | SITE: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
THIS WEEK: The Oakland Raiders, members of the American Football Conference Western Division, face division rival Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday in a contest pitting two original American Football League teams. The game marks the second of three straight games that the Silver and Black will play against an AFC Western Division opponent. The Raiders are facing every AFC West opponent in the first three weeks of the 2009 NFL regular season, having already played San Diego in Week 1, Kansas City in Week 2 and Denver in Week 3. Last year, the Raiders faced every AFC West opponent in the first four weeks of the regular season—Denver, Week 1, Kansas City, Week 2 and San Diego, Week 4.
TELEVISION: The game will be televised on CBSwith Kevin Harlanproviding play-by-play and Solomon Wilcotshandling color analysis.*The game will air locally on KPIX Channel 5. The game will also air in Sacramento onKOVR Channel 13as well as onKHSLin Chico,KIONin Monterey andKJEO *in Fresno.
RADIO: The game will air on Raiders Radio originating on KSFO 560 AM, the Silver and Black Flagship for the multi-state Radio Network. Greg Papa and former Raiders player, assistant and head coach Tom Flores will man the booth for the 12th straight year. The radio pregame show and postgame show will feature Raider Legends George Atkinson and David Humm along with KSFO's Rich Walcoff.
SPANISH RADIO:The game will air on*radio stationLa Kaliente, KZSF 1370 AM. Armando BotelloandAngel Dinamita handle announcing duties. Bay Area radio personalitiesVictor ZaragozaandSal Acevedo* are the sideline reporters.
RAIDERS: QB JaMarcus Russell played with Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe, C Rudy Niswanger and DE Glenn Dorsey at LSU…LB Ricky Brown was teammates with Chiefs TE Sean Ryan at Boston College…S Michael Huff and Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson were teammates at Texas…P Shane Lechler and Chiefs DT Ron Edwards played together at Texas A&M…Head Coach Tom Cable and Chiefs special teams coach Steve Hoffman were both on the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff in 2006 while Chiefs LB Demorrio Williams played there…DE Richard Seymour played with Chiefs QB Matt Cassell, LB Mike Vrabel, QB Matt Gutierrez and T Ryan O'Callaghan with the New England Patriots…Offensive line coach Jim Michalczik coached Chiefs T Ryan O'Callaghan at Cal…Head coach Tom Cable was offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at UCLA when Chiefs S Jarrad Page played there…Quarterbacks coach Paul Hackett was offensive coordinator for the Chiefs from 1993-97…QB Charlie Frye and Chiefs G Andy Alleman played together at Akron…Frye also played with Chiefs WR Bobby Engram during the 2008 season in Seattle…TE Tony Stewart and Chiefs RB Larry Johnson were teammates at Penn State…RB Justin Fargas and Chiefs QB Matt Cassell played together at USC.
CHIEFS: Chiefs assistant coach Maurice Carthon was offensive coordinator/running backs coach for Dallas in 2003-04 while Raiders DE Greg Ellis played for the Cowboys…Chiefs defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergrast also coached DE Greg Ellis while in Dallas (1996-2002)…Ellis was also teammates with Chiefs LB Zach Thomas in with the Cowboys…Chiefs T Damion McIntosh was a teammate with Raiders C Samson Satele while on the Miami Dolphins…Chiefs QB Matt Gutierrez is from Concord and attended De La Salle High School…Chiefs S Jarrad Page grew up in San Leandro and played high school football at San Leandro High School.
SERIES:Sunday's game marks the 98th regular season contest between these two original American Football League franchises, with the Chiefs holding a 51-44-2 edge in regular season games since the teams began playing in the AFL in 1960. Kansas City has a 2-1 advantage in postseason contests.
LAST WEEK: The Oakland Raiders lost to the San Diego Chargers, 24-20, to open the 2009 regular season before a sold out crowd on Monday night at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. WR Louis Murphy caught his first career touchdown pass on a 57-yard strike from QB JaMarcus Russell to give the Raiders a late 20-17 lead. RB Michael Bush capped off a 10-play, 84-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown blast. K Sebastian Janikowski's extra point gave the Raiders a 7-0 lead with 3:13 left in the first quarter. Murphy had a touchdown catch overturned by a booth review late in the second quarter. Janikowski drilled a 37-yard field goal to put the Raiders up 10-7 with 40 second left in the second quarter. Janikowski's 35-yard field goal capped a seven-play, 51-yard drive and gave the Silver and Black a 13-10 lead with 13:01 left in the fourth quarter.
NEXT WEEK:The Oakland Raiders host the Denver Broncos in their third straight AFC Western Division contests to open the 2009 NFL regular season on Sunday, September 27 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.