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The Raiders defeated the Chiefs 31-10 on January 2, 2011, in the 2010 regular season finale.

DATE: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. PT | SITE: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO

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 the Chiefs in Kansas City in the second meeting of 2011 and the first of two games between AFC West foes. The Raiders wrap up the 2011 regular season at home against the San Diego Chargers.

TELEVISION: This week's game will be televised on CBS, with Kevin Harlan handling play-by-play, and former NFL playerSolomon Wilcots as color analyst. The game will also 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:Sunday's game marks the 103rd regular season contest between these two original American Football League teams with the Chiefs holding a 54-46-2 edge. The Raiders are 1-2 versus the Chiefs in the postseason.


RAIDERS:CB Stanford Routt and Chiefs LS Thomas Gafford and RB Jackie Battle played together at the University of Houston…LB Rolando McClain and Chiefs CB Javier Arenas and DE Wallace Gilberry played together at Alabama…S Michael Huff played with Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson at Texas…DT John Henderson played with Chiefs P Dustin Colquitt at Tennessee…WR Jacoby Ford played with Chiefs T Barry Richardson at Clemson…C Samson Satele and Kansas City CB Travis Daniels played together with the Miami Dolphins…DT Richard Seymour played with the New England Patriots along with QB Matt Cassel…RB Rock Cartwright and Chiefs S Jon McGraw and G Ryan Lilja played together at Kansas State…Defensive backs coach Kevin Ross played 11 seasons in Kansas City…Offensive coordinator Al Saunders spent 10 seasons as assistant coach with the Chiefs (1989-98) and returned to Kansas City as assistant head coach/offensive coordinator (2001-05).

CHIEFS:DL Amon Gordon went to Stanford…Head coach Romeo Crennel was New England's defensive coordinator (2001-04) while Raiders DT Richard Seymour played for the Patriots…Assistant strength and conditioning coach Brent Salazar served as assistant director of athletic performance at University of the Pacific in 2006.

LAST GAME:The Oakland Raiders lost to the Detroit Lions, 28-27 last Sunday, December 18 at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland. K Sebastian Janikowski converted on two field goals—from 46 just before halftime and 51 yards in the fourth quarter and added three PATs on the day. WR Louis Murphy scored on a 12-yard run on a reverse to open the scoring in the first quarter. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey took a short pass and turned it into an exciting 43-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter. LB Aaron Curry scooped up a fumble forced on a sack by DT Tommy Kelly and returned it six yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.

NEXT WEEK:The Raiders finish out the 2011 regular season versus AFC West foe San Diego Chargers on Sunday, January 1 at Coliseum in Oakland.

THIRD 300 FOR CP: QB Carson Palmer completed 32 of 40 pass attempts for 367 yards against the Detroit Lions at Coliseum on December 18. It marked the third 300-yard passing game of the season for Palmer, making him the first Raider quarterback since Kerry Collins in 2005 to post three 300-yard games in one season. The yardage total against the Lions also ranks as the 14th-highest in Silver and Black history.

WR TD:WR Louis Murphy scored a touchdown on a 12-yard run in the first quarter against Detroit on December 18, giving the third-year player his first career rushing touchdown. Murphy also became the second Raider receiver to score on a rushing attempt this season, following WR Denarius Moore who scored on a 23-yard run against the New York Jets on September 25.

DHB SETS HIGHS: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey established new career highs with eight receptions for 155 yards against Detroit at Coliseum on December 18. Heyward-Bey's totals included a 43-yard touchdown reception and he eclipsed his previous career high for receptions of seven, set earlier this season at Houston on October 9.

BUSH TIES RECEPTION HIGH: RB Michael Bush tied a personal career high with seven receptions against Detroit on December 18. Bush tied a career mark that he set during his first season when he hauled in seven passes for 80 yards against San Diego on September 28, 2008.

CURRY HITS PAYDIRT:LB Aaron Curry scored his first career touchdown on a six-yard fumble return against Detroit on December 18. Curry scooped up a fumble that was forced on sack by DT Tommy Kelly. It marked the first fumble return for a touchdown by a Raider since S Tyvon Branch returned a fumble 64 yards for a touchdown against San Diego on October 10, 2010.

KELLY IN THE BACKFIELD: DT Tommy Kelly got to the quarterback and forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by LB Aaron Curry against Detroit on December 18. The sack helped Kelly establish a new career-high with 7.5 sacks on the year, eclipsing his previous career-high of seven set last season.

McCLAIN GETS 'EM: LB Rolando McClain recorded his third sack in two games, getting to the quarterback for an eight-yard loss against Detroit on December 18. The sack marked McClain's fifth of the season.

ROUTT PD:CB* *Stanford Routt was credited with a career-high three passes defensed against Detroit on December 18. The three passes defensed give Routt 14 on the year, which tops his previous career-high of 13 passes defensed set last season.

SPREADING THE WEALTH: QB Carson Palmer connected with eight different receivers against the Detroit Lions on December 18 at Coliseum, totaling 32 completions on the afternoon. Five different receivers recorded at least three catches.

ON PACE WITH THE GREATS: P Shane Lechler, who totaled 235 yards on five punts during the December 18 contest against the Detroit Lions at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland, trails Raider Legend Ray Guy by 427 yards for the all-time lead in punting yardage in Silver and Black history.

RUN TO DAYLIGHT: The Raiders have 20 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. FB Marcel Reece was the latest to add to that list with a 26-yard scamper during the December 18 contest versus Detroit Lions at O.Co Coliseum.

TWO-MINUTE DRILL: The Oakland Raiders are the highest scoring team in the NFL in the last two minutes prior to halftime, totaling 56 points so far in the 2011 season. K Sebastian Janikowski added to that number on a 46-yard field goal as the halftime clock expired during the December 18 contest versus Detroit Lions at O.Co Coliseum.

VERTICAL GAME: The Raiders lead the AFC and are second in the NFL with 74 plays of at least 20 yards. QB Carson Palmer has 34 completions of at least 20 yards. Jason Campbell has 17. During the December 18 contest versus Detroit Lions at O.Co Coliseum, the Raiders added plays of 43 (Palmer to WR Darrius Heyward-Bey for a TD), 35 (Palmer to WR Darrius Heyward-Bey) and 21 (Palmer to TE Kevin Boss).

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