Raiders Set to Host Eagles

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DATE: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 1:05 p.m. PT
SITE: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA

THIS WEEK: The Oakland Raiders, members of the American Football Conference Western Division, face an NFC East team for the second straight week when the Silver and Black host the Philadelphia Eagles. The Raiders face the New York Giants last week. The Silver and Black took on each member of the AFC West in the first three weeks of the 2009 regular season.

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TELEVISION: The game will be televised on FOXwith Sam Rosenproviding play-by-play and former NFL player Tim Ryanhandling color analysis.*If sold out per NFL blackout rules, the game will air in the Bay Area onKTVU Channel 2.*

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.

NATIONAL RADIO:Sunday's game will also air on radio nationally on the Compass Media Networks with Lee Hamilton and former NFL performer Curtis Conway calling the action.

CONNECTIONS

RAIDERS: Head Coach Tom Cable was offensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons during the 2006 season when Eagles QB Mike Vick played there…TE Tony Stewart spent two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2001-02…Rookie WR Darrius Heyward-Bey played with fellow rookie Eagles LB Moise Fokou at Maryland…LB Thomas Howard and WR Johnnie Lee Higgins played with Eagles S Quintin Demps at UTEP…DE Greg Ellis played under Eagles special assistant/defense Brian Stewart while Stewart was defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys from 2007-08…DE Richard Seymour and Eagles CBs Ellis Hobbs and Asante Samuel all played together with the New England Patriots…T Mario Henderson played with Eagles RDT Broderick Bunkley at Florida State…CB Stanford Routt and Eagles QB Kevin Kolb played in college together at Houston…Raiders LB Jon Alston and Eagles TE Alex Smith played together at Stanford…Raiders defensive line coach Dwaine Board and Eagles assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg coached together for the San Francisco 49ers (1997-2000).

EAGLES: Eagles special teams coordinator Ted Daisher held same position with the Oakland Raiders in 2006…Eagles DE Chris Clemons spent the 2007 season with the Oakland Raiders…Eagles WR DeSean Jackson played college football at Cal.

SERIES:This Sunday's game marks the 10th league meeting and 11th meeting overall between the Raiders and Eagles. Philadelphia leads the regular season series, 5-4, with the first game having been played on October 17, 1971 in Oakland. The teams met in Super Bowl XV, with the Raiders prevailing, 27-10.

LAST TIME: The Oakland Raiders were defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, 23-20, on a 23-yard FG by Eagles K David Akers in the game's waning seconds. QB Kerry Collins threw for 345 yards, 100 of which went to TE Courtney Anderson who caught five balls for exactly 100 yards, the first 100-yard receiving game of his career. Collins also tossed two TDs on the afternoon, one to RB LaMont Jordan and one to WR Doug Gabriel. Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski added two field goals, one from 26 yard and the other from 28.

LAST TIME IN OAKLAND: The Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 48-17, on September 24, 1995. The game was just the second regular season home contest following the Raiders return to Oakland, and the Silver and Black improved to 3-1 with the win. QB Jeff Hostetler passed for 272 yards and a touchdown, while RB Harvey Williams gained 61 yards with two touchdowns and WR Daryl Hobbs racked up 175 yards on seven receptions to lead the offense. The Raider defense was impressive in shutting down a Randall Cunningham-led attack, as the unit combined for seven sacks including three by veteran DE Pat Swilling.

LAST TIME IN POSTSEASON: The Oakland Raiders became the first Wild Card team to capture the World Championship of Professional Football with a 27-10 victory in Super Bowl XV over the Philadelphia Eagles at the Louisiana Superdome on January 25, 1981. Super Bowl MVP Jim Plunkett passed for 261 yards and three touchdowns, including two to WR Cliff Branch, to pace the offensive effort. LB Rod Martin set a Super Bowl record with three interceptions for 44 yards to lead the defense.

LAST WEEK: The Oakland Raiders lost to the New York Giants, 44-7, on the road last Sunday. RB Michael Bush scored on a five-yard run, which was set up by a Jonathan Holland fumble recovery on a punt return attempt. K Sebastian Janikowski converted on the PAT.

NEXT WEEK:The Oakland Raiders face the New York Jets on Sunday, October 25 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

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