The NFL's leading rusher, RB Darren McFadden, and the Raiders host the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday. Photo by Tony Gonzales.
DATE: Sunday, October 23, 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 current American Football Conference member for the seventh straight week and play a fellow AFC West member, hosting the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum this Sunday.
TELEVISION: This week's game will be televised on CBS, with Ian Eagle handling play-by-play and Pro Football Hall of FamerDan Fouts 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:Sunday's game marks the 102nd regular season contest between these two original American Football League teams with the Chiefs holding a 53-46-2 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…Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel served in the same capacity with the New England Patriots (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 WEEK:The Oakland Raiders beat the Cleveland Browns, 24-17, before s sellout crowd last Sunday at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders got special teams scoring plays from Jacoby Ford on a 101-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 35-yard scoring pass on a fake field goal with P Shane Lechler connecting with TE Kevin Boss. RB Darren McFadden got on the scoreboard first on a 4-yard run to cap a 15-play, 88-yard drive. K Sebastian Janikowski connected on three PATs and a 48-yard field.
NEXT WEEK:The Raiders have a bye on Sunday, October 30 before facing the Denver Broncos at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Broncos, 23-20, in the regular season opener on Monday night, September 12.