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Raiders prepare for a trip to the East Coast to face the Baltimore Ravens

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The Oakland Raiders will head East for their second consecutive road contest, as the club will meet with the Baltimore Ravens for the fourth consecutive year, this time on Thanksgiving Day weekend. It will be the 11th all-time matchup between the clubs, with the Raiders taking two of the last three, including a 28-27victory in 2016 in their most recent visit to M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens lead the regular season series 7-3, as the Raiders will look to claim their second consecutive victory when the teams collide this Sunday on Nov. 25 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

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The Setting
Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Kickoff: 10:00 a.m. PT
Site: M&T Bank Stadium (1998)
Capacity/Surface: 71,008/Natural Grass
Regular Season: Ravens lead, 7-3
Postseason: Ravens lead, 1-0

The Raiders head to Baltimore in Week 12 following a 23-21 last-second victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the desert. Led by QB Derek Carr, who captured his 15th career fourth quarter comeback, the offense put together a 9-play, 63-yard drive in the final minutes of the contest that was capped by rookie K Daniel Carlson, who booted a 35-yard FG through the uprights as time expired to snap the team's five-game losing streak and give the team its second victory of the 2018 campaign. Carr tossed two TDs in the contest and earned a passer rating of 100.5, his 21st such game of his career, moving the club's mark to 16-5 when Carr finishes with at least a 100.0 passer rating. Carr's two TD passes elevated him over Rich Gannon for third on the club's all-time list with 115. Carlson was three-of-three on the day, connecting on FG attempts from 49 and 21 yards, in addition to his first career game-winner from 35 yards out. DT Maurice Hurst recorded a sack for the second consecutive game, totaling four on the year to tie him for second among rookie defenders in 2018. CB Gareon Conley and S Karl Joseph also contributed on defense, each hauling in an INT that led to offensive TDs on the ensuing drives.

The Ravens are 19-4 at home in the month of Novem- ber, the NFL’s best mark (since 2008), under Head Coach John Harbaugh, now in his 11th year at the helm. Coming off a bye, the Ravens defeated the Bengals 24-21 to snap their three-game los- ing streak. Baltimore enters Sunday's game with a 5-5 overall re- cord and tied for second in the division. The matchup against the Raiders will mark the fourth regular season meeting between the two clubs since 2015. During the Harbaugh era, Baltimore holds a 4-2 record against Oakland, winning the most recent matchup in 2017 by a score of 30-17 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coli- seum. The Ravens lead the all-time series, 7-3.

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Broadcast Information (Television)
CBS
Play-by-play: Andrew Catalon
Color Analyst: James Lofton
Sideline: Amanda Balionis
Producer: Jason Ross
Director: Andy Goldberg

Here are some notable connections between the Raiders and the Ravens:

• Ravens quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg and Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie were on the same Super Bowl winning staff in Green Bay in 1996, serving as the quarterbacks coach and pro personnel assistant, respectively.

• Ravens defensive coordinator coach Don Martindale got his start in the NFL as the Raiders linebackers coach from 2004-08.

• Raiders G Kelechi Osemele was originally selected by the Ravens in the second round (60th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Osemele spent four years in Baltimore, starting all 51 games he played with the team.

• Raiders CB Rashaan Melvin appeared in four games for the Ravens from 2014-15.

• Raiders S Marcus Gilchrist and Ravens S Eric Weddle were teammates for the San Diego Chargers from 2011-14.

• Raiders DE Frostee Rucker and Ravens WR John Brown and S Tony Jefferson were all teammates for the Arizona Cardinals from 2014- 16.

• Ravens WR Michael Crabtree played with the Raiders from 2015-17, where he totaled 2,543 receiving yards and 25 TDs. Crabtree recorded at least 8 receiving TDs in each of his three seasons as a member of the Raiders. His 25 receiving TDs from 2015-17 ranks as the fifth most in the NFL during that time.

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Broadcast Information (Radio)
Raiders Radio Network
Flagship: 740 KCBS
Play-by-play: Brent Musburger
Color Analyst: Lincoln Kennedy
Sideline: Lincoln Kennedy
Spanish Flagship: La Z 1490-AM/107.5-FM
Play-by-play: Fernando Arias
Color Analyst: Ambrosio Rico

The Ravens won in Week 11 behind the first career start of Lamar Jackson at home against their AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals, 24-21, to move to 5-5 on the year. Following their trip East, the Raiders will return home for their first of two contests against the Kansas City Chiefs and will remain at home to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14. The Ravens will leave home to face the Atlanta Falcons in the upcoming week before traveling to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Chiefs to complete their two game road trip.

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