CB Nnamdi Asomugha intercepts a pass intended for WR Chris Henry (15) during the last meeting between the Raiders and the Bengals.
THIS WEEK: The Oakland Raiders, members of the American Football Conference Western Division, face the AFC North Cincinnati Bengals at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum today.
TELEVISION: The game will be televised on CBSwith Kevin Harlanproviding play-by-play and former NFL player Solomon Wilcotshandling color analysis.*If sold out per NFL blackout rules, the game will air in the Bay Area onKPIX Channel 5 and in Sacramento onKOVR Channel 13*.
RADIO: The game will air on Raiders Radio originating on KSFO 560 AM, the Silver and Black's 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:Raider games air in Spanish on*radio stationLa Kaliente, KZSF 1370 AM. Armando BotelloandAngel Dinamita handle announcing duties. Bay Area radio personalitiesVictor ZaragozaandSal Acevedo* are the sideline reporters.
RAIDERS: Linebackers coach Mike Haluchak was with the Cincinnati Bengals (1992-93) in the same capacity…WR Todd Watkins played at BYU with Bengals TE Daniel Coats and FB Fui Vakapuna…K Sebastian Janikowski and WR Javon Walker played college football at Florida State with Bengals WR Laveranues Coles…QB JaMarcus Russell played with Bengals T Andrew Whitworth and G Nate Livings at LSU…CB Chris Johnson and RB Michael Bush were teammates of Bengals LB Brandon Jennings at Louisville… Bengals QB Carson Palmer and Raiders RB Justin Fargas were teammates at USC…FS Michael Huff and Bengals RB Cedric Benson were teammates at Texas…T Khalif Barnes and Bengals DT Tank Johnson played college football together at Washington…DE Greg Ellis and Bengals S Roy Williams (IR) played together with the Dallas Cowboys (2002-08)…WR Louis Murphy and Bengals WR Andre Caldwell were teammates at Florida…G Robert Gallery and Bengals LB Abdul Hodge played together at Iowa…TE Tony Stewart played for the Bengals (2002-06)… C Chris Morris and Bengals DT Domata Peko were teammates at Michigan State.
BENGALS: Bengals TE John Paul Foschi was a member of the Oakland Raiders (2005-06) and was in Raiders training camp in 2009…Bengals S Roy Williams (IR) was born in Union City, Ca. and attended James Logan High School.
SERIES:Sunday's game marks the 26th regular season meeting between the two teams in a series that began in 1968, Cincinnati's first year in the American Football League (AFL). The Raiders hold a 17-8 advantage in the all-time regular season series and have posted a 2-0 record against the Bengals the postseason. The Raiders and Bengals last met during the 2006 season in Cincinnati and last played in Oakland during the 2003 season, with the Raiders recording a 23-20 victory. The Silver and Black have won three of the last four games against Cincinnati.
LAST WEEK: The Oakland Raiders fell to AFC Western Division rival Kansas City, 16-10, at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. RB Michael Bush rushed for 119 yards on 14 carries including a 60-yard run and RB Justin Fargas scored his second touchdown of the season in the contest.
NEXT WEEK:The Raiders will travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, at Cowboys Stadium. It will be the first Thanksgiving Day game for the Silver and Black since 1970, and just the 10th all-time meeting between the two storied NFL franchises. The Raiders lead the all-time series, 6-3, and have won three straight regular season meetings against the Cowboys.