DATE: Sunday, September 25, 2011, 1:05 p.m. PT | SITE: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
THIS WEEK: The Oakland Raiders, members of the American Football Conference Western Division, are now in their 52nd season of pro football competition. The Silver and Black face a fellow original American Football League and current American Football Conference member for the third straight week in the 2011 regular season—the New York Jets—in the home opener at O.co Coliseum.
TELEVISION: This week's game will be televised on CBS, with Jim Nantz handling play-by-play, and former NFL playerPhil Simms as color analyst. If sold out per NFL blackout rules, 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 Raiders hold a 20-15-2 advantage over the Jets in regular season games since the teams first met as original members of the American Football League in 1960. The Jets were known as the Titans from 1960-62. The teams met in consecutive years from 1960-70 and twice a year from 1960-67.
RAIDERS:Head coach Hue Jackson coached quarterbacks for Baltimore while Jets LB Bart Scott played there… Bob Wylie coached tight ends for the Jets from 1990-91…LB Darryl Blackstock played with Jets T D'Brickashaw Ferguson at Virginia…TE David Ausberry played with Jets QB Mark Sanchez, RB Joe McKnight, and WR Patrick Turner at USC… LB Kamerion Wimbley played with Jets CB Antonio Cromartie at Florida State…WR Chaz Schilens played with Jets QB Kevin O'Connell at San Diego State… RB Taiwan Jones played with CB Isaiah Trufant at Eastern Washington…TE Brandon Myers played with RB Shonn Greene at Iowa… RB Michael Bush was at Louisville while Jets assistant strength coach Bryan Dermody was there.
JETS:Jets assistant head coach coach Bill Callahan coached for the Raiders from 1998-2003, serving as head coach from 2002-03…Strength and conditioning coach Bill Hughan was with the Raiders from 2004-07…Head coach Rex Ryan coached at the University of Cincinnati alongside Raiders offensive line coach Bob Wylie in 1996…Ryan was defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens while Hue Jackson was the quarterbacks coach from 2007-08…Rex Ryan's brother, Rob Ryan, was the defensive coordinator for the Raiders from 2004-08…Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine coached for the Ravens with Hue Jackson from 2008-09 and Al Saunders from 2009-10…Defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman and defensive line coach Mark Carrier were also with the Ravens in 2008…Special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff coached for the Dolphins with Raiders strength and conditioning coach Brad Roll from 1996-2000…LB Garrett McIntyre played at Fresno State…Jets T Wayne Hunter played at California then transferred to Hawaii and played alongside Raiders C Samson Satele…CB Donald Strickland is from San Francisco.
LAST WEEK:The Oakland Raiders played on the road for the second straight week, traveling to Buffalo to face the AFC East Bills on September 25. The Raiders lost to the Bills, 38-35. QB Jason Campbell threw for two touchdowns—a 12-yarder to RB Darren McFadden and a 50-yarder to rookie WR Denarius Moore—and rushed for one on a QB sneak. McFadden also rushed for a touchdown with a 5-yard run. RB Michael Bush accounted for the other score on a 1-yard run, with K Sebastian Janikowski converting on all five PATs.
NEXT WEEK:The Raiders face their fourth straight original American Football League opponent and play their fourth consecutive American Football Conference foe, taking on the New England Patriots on Sunday, October 2. The contest versus the Patriots will also mark the second straight contest versus a team that qualified for the postseason last year and the second straight opponent that started the season 2-0.