SIX BY SEABASS SETS MARK:K Sebastian Janikowski was good on six field goal attempts to set a Raiders franchise record during a 25-20 win over the Chicago Bears on November 27. Janikowski hit field goals from 40, 47, 42, 19, 37 and 44 yards, passing the previous team record of five field goals in one game set by Jeff Jaeger in 1994 and matched three times by Janikowski. The 11-year veteran added an extra point on the Silver and Black's lone touchdown, totaling 19 of the team's 25 points on the day.
LECHLER'S RECORD 80:P Shane Lechler connected on an 80-yard punt in the fourth quarter of the Raiders 25-20 victory over the Chicago Bears on November 27. Lechler's punt snapped a 50-year old franchise record of 77 yards on a punt by Wayne Crow on October 29, 1961 against the New York Titans and matched by Lechler in the 2011 season opener at Denver on September 11. Lechler, who also booted a 73-yard punt against San Diego on September 28, 2003, now owns three of the five longest punts in franchise history.
SHANE STYMIES RETURNERS:P Shane Lechler denied dangerous punt returner Devin Hester many return opportunities in the Silver and Black's 25-20 win over the Bears on November 27. In addition to Lechler's record-setting 80-yard punt, the 11-year veteran placed four punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line with two of those landing inside the five-yard line. Lechler added one touchback and finished the day with five punts for 273 yards (54.6).
WIMBLEY WREAKS HAVOC: LB Kamerion Wimbley capped an outstanding month of November by posting an interception and a sack against the Chicago Bears on November 27. Wimbley got to the quarterback for a seven-yard loss and picked off a tipped pass with a 73-yard return to help set up a Raider field goal in the second quarter. The interception was the second career pick for Wimbley, who added four solo tackles on the day.* *
THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER: The Raider defense accounted for three interceptions in a 25-20 win over the Chicago Bears on November 25, marking the second straight game in which the Silver and Black recorded three picks. CB Stanford Routt, S Michael Huff and LB Kamerion Wimbley all intercepted passes after Routt, S Matt Giordano and DT Tommy Kelly recorded picks at Minnesota on November 20.
29 TD STREAK:RB Michael Bush scored the Raiders lone touchdown on a three-yard run*against the Chicago Bears on November 27. It marked the third straight game in which Bush has produced a rushing touchdown and the fourth straight game in which his has gotten into the end zone. It was the sixth rushing touchdown of the season for Bush and the 20th of his four-year career. *
REECE WITH THE CATCH (ES): Multi-dimensional fullback Marcel Reece proved to be the Raiders most effective pass receiver in a 25-20 win over the Chicago Bears on November 27 at O.co Coliseum. Reece totaled a team-high five receptions for 92 yards, both career highs. Reece had long reception of 47 yards in the third quarter, helping to set up a Raiders field goal.
MYERS SETS A HIGH: TE Brandon Myers was on the receiving end of a 24-yard pass from QB Carson Palmer on the Raiders first offensive possession against the Chicago Bears on November 27. The reception marked a career-long for the third-year player.
HUFF PD: S Michael Huff contributed one of the team's three interceptions against the Chicago Bears on November 27, marking his second pick of the season. Huff returned the interception 24 yards, marking a personal career high.
SPREADING THE WEALTH: QB Carson Palmer connected with seven different receivers in the win over the Chicago Bears at O.Co Coliseum on November 27, totaling 21 completions on the day. Five different receivers recorded at least two catches.
VERTICAL GAME: The Raiders lead the NFL with 62 plays of at least 20 yards. QB Carson Palmer has 23 completions of at least 20 yards in 136 attempts. Jason Campbell has 17 in 165.
BIG PLAY PERSONNEL: The Raiders have 19 runs of at least 20 yards this season, most in the NFL. RB Darren McFadden has recorded eight runs of at least 20 yards while RB Michael Bush has posted five runs of at least that distance.
SACK LEADERS: LB Kamerion Wimbley moved into first place on the team with seven sacks so far this season, following a four-sack performance at San Diego on November 10 and another against Chicago on November 27. DT Richard Seymour ranks second on the team with six sacks, while DT Tommy Kelly has 5.5 sacks on the season.
SEYMOUR SACKS: DT Richard Seymour recorded his sixth sack of 2011 during the 25-20 win over the Chicago Bears on November 27 at O.Co Coliseum. His sack was one of four on the day for the Silver and Black. Seymour's six sacks on the year ranks second in the entire NFL among interior defensive linemen and make his career total 54.5. Seymour's 2011 total so far is a high for his Raider career, surpassing the 5.5 he posted last year en route to his sixth Pro Bowl in 2010. His career high is eight while a member of the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2008.