Raiders Set to Host Browns

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DT Tommy Kelly (93) preserved a Raiders victory over the Browns when he blocked a last-second field goal attempt. Photo courtesy of Robert and Henry Moorehead.

DATE: Sunday, October 16, 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 sixth straight week in the 2011 regular season, hosting the AFC North Cleveland Browns at O.co Coliseum this Sunday.

TELEVISION: This week's game will be televised on CBS, with Marv Albert handling play-by-play and former Raiders quarterbackRich Gannon as color analyst. 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:This Sunday's game marks the 19th regular season encounter between the Raiders and Browns. The Raiders lead the series 10-8.

CONNECTIONS

RAIDERS:LB Kamerion Wimbley played for the Browns from 2006-09…CB Joe Porter spent time on the Browns practice squad in 2009…RB Darren McFadden and Browns RB Peyton Hillis played together at Arkansas…DT Richard Seymour played with Browns TE Benjamin Watson at Georgia…S Jerome Boyd and DB T.J. Ward played alongside each other at Oregon…DE Lamarr Houston played with Browns QB Colt McCoy at Texas…C/G Stefen Wisniewski played with Browns WR Jordan Norwood and DL Scott Paxson at Penn State…DE Matt Shaughnessy played with OL Joe Thomas at Wisconsin…T Stephon Heyer and WR Darrius Heyward-Bey played with Browns LB D'Qwell Jackson at Maryland…WR Derek Hagan played with Browns OL Shawn Lauvao at Arizona State…TE David Ausberry played with Browns TE Jordan Cameron and LB Kaluka Maiava at USC…CB Chimdi Chekwa played with Browns WR Brian Robiskie at Ohio State…S Matt Giordano and Browns LB Scott Fujita played alongside each other at California and with the New Orleans Saints in 2010…WR Louis Murphy, DE Jarvis Moss and Browns DB Joe Haden played together at Florida…WR Denarius Moore and Browns RB Montario Hardesty played alongside each other at Tennessee…Bruce Davis II was coached by Browns defensive assistant Chuck Bullough at UCLA, where he was the linebackers coach…Defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan spent two seasons with the Browns as a linebackers and quality control coach…Tight ends coach Adam Henry served a coaching internship with the Browns...Defensive line coach Mike Waufle and Browns linebackers coach Bill Davis both coached for the New York Giants in 2004. 

BROWNS:DB T.J. Ward is from San Francisco and attended De La Salle High School in Concord…QB Seneca Wallace is from Sacramento…TE Evan Moore, TE Alex Smith and FB Owen Marecic played at Stanford…OL Alex Mack played at California…Defensive line coach Dwaine Board served in the same capacity with the Silver and Black in 2009…Head coach Pat Shurmur coached the offensive line at Stanford in 1998…Tight ends coach Steve Hagen was the offensive coordinator at California from 1999-2000.

LAST WEEK:The Oakland Raiders beat the Texans, 25-20 last Sunday in Houston. K Sebastian Janikowski tied an NFL record with three field goals of at least 50 yards in distance (54, 55, 50). QB Jason Campbell tossed two touchdown passes—a 34-yarder to WR Darrius Heyward-Bey in the second quarter and an 18-yarder to WR Chaz Schilens in the fourth quarter. S Michael Huff intercepted a pass on the game's final play in the end zone to secure the victory.

NEXT WEEK:The Raiders take on fellow-AFC West member Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum. The contest will be the second division game of 2011 for the Silver and Black after facing the Broncos in Denver in the regular season opener on Monday night, September 12.

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