K Sebastian Janikowski hits an extra point out of the hold of P Shane Lechler during the Raiders trip to Green Bay in 2007. Photo by Tony Gonzales.
DATE: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 1:15 p.m. PT | SITE: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
THIS WEEK: The Oakland Raiders, members of the American Football Conference Western Division, are now in their 52nd season of pro football competition. The Raiders faced AFC teams for the first nine games of 2011 with three straight contests versus fellow AFC West members. This week, the Silver and Black face an inter-conference opponent for the third time in the past four weeks and are on the road for the fourth time in the final six weeks of the 2011 season, traveling to Green Bay to face the NFC North Packers.
TELEVISION: This week's game will be televised on CBS, with Jim Nantz handling play-by-play, and Phil Simmsas color analyst. The game will be broadcast in the Bay Area on KPIX Channel 5. The game will also air in Sacramento on KOVR Channel 13 as well as on KHSL in Chico, KION in Monterey and KJEOin Fresno.
RADIO: The game will air live on Raiders Radio Network originating on KITS LIVE 105.3 FM, the Silver and Black's flagship for the multi-state Radio Network. Greg Papa and Raiders two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Tom Flores will man the booth for the 14th straight year. The radio pregame and postgame shows feature Raider Legends George Atkinson and David Humm.
SPANISH RADIO:Raider games in the 2011 airs in Spanish in the Bay Area on radio station KCNL 104.9 FM withFernando Arias and Ambrosio Ricohandling announcing duties.
SERIES:The Oakland Raiders are tied with the Green Bay Packers in the regular season series, 5-5, since the teams first met in 1972, when Oakland defeated the Packers 20-14.
RAIDERS:S Matt Giordano played for the Packers in 2009…Giordano and Packers LB Desmond Bishop and QB Aaron Rodgers played together at Cal…S Michael Huff and DE Lamarr Houston played with Packers TE Jermichael Finley at Texas…T Joe Barksdale played at LSU with Packers QB Matt Flynn…RB Darren McFadden and Packers LS Brett Goode played together at Arkansas…QB Jason Campbell and LB Quentin Groves played at Auburn with Packers CB Pat Lee…TE David Ausberry played with Packers LB Clay Matthews at USC…CB DeMarcus Van Dyke and TE Richard Gordon played at Miami (FL.) with Packers CB Sam Shields…FB Manase Tonga played with Packers LB Vic So'oto at BYU… DE Trevor Scott played at Buffalo with Packers running back James Starks…TE Brandon Myers played with Packers T Bryan Bulaga at Iowa…RB Michael Bush and Packers cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt, Jr. were both at Louisville when Whitt, Jr. was the cornerbacks coach…Head Coach Hue Jackson and Whitt, Jr. were both with the Atlanta Falcons as coaches in 2007…P Shane Lechler was at Texas A&M when Packers special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum coached there…Hue Jackson and Slocum also worked together at USC.
PACKERS:Packers defensive back Charles Woodson was the Silver and Black's first round draft choice in 1998 and played for the Silver Black from 1998-05…Assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Winston Moss played linebacker for the Raiders from 1991-94…Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie was the Raiders' 10th round draft choice in 1988 and played linebacker for the Silver and Black through 1988…Scout Sam Seale was a Raider eighth round selection in 1984 and played for the wide receiver and defensive back for the Silver and Black through 1987 and again in 1992…Safeties coach Darren Perry coached the defensive backs with the Silver and Black from 2007-08…QB Aaron Rodgers is from Chico and played at Cal…LB Desmond Bishop is from San Francisco, attended Fairfield High School, City College of San Francisco and played at Cal…CB/S Jarrett Bush is from Vacaville…C/G Evan Dietrich-Smith is from Salinas…Tight ends coach Ben McAdoo spent time in the Bay Area coaching for Stanford and the San Francisco 49ers…Defensive coordinator Dom Capers spent time in the Bay Area coaching San Jose State (1977) and Cal (1978-79).
LAST GAME:The Oakland Raiders lost to the Dolphins, 34-14, on Sunday, December 4 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. QB Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter—a 40-yard pass to WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh and a 3-yard toss to WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, with K Sebastian Janikowski converting the PATs. For Houshmandzadeh, the score was his first as a Raider.
NEXT WEEK:The Raiders return home to face another NFC North team, the Detroit Lions, at O.Co Coliseum on Sunday, December 18. The Silver and Black then finish out the 2011 regular season versus two AFC West foes—at Kansas City against the Chiefs on Saturday, December 24 and at home against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, January 1.