Raiders Set to Host Jets in Important Week 8 Matchup

The Oakland Raiders will return to O.co Coliseum for the first time in three weeks to host the New York Jets on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 1:05 p.m. PT in a match-up of two original AFL teams. This marks the third straight year that the Raiders and Jets will play each other, with the 2013 and 2014 contests taking place at MetLife Stadium. This game will be the only one of the year for Oakland against an AFC East opponent, as they played the entire AFC East last season. Sunday's game kicks off a month where the Silver and Black will play five games, with three of them coming on the road and two in the Eastern Time Zone. Last week, the Raiders got a win on the road against the division-rival Chargers in San Diego, 37-29. The Jets fell in a close game to the New England Patriots, 23-30 in Foxborough.

This week's game is presented by Hawaiian Airlines.

THE SETTING

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Date:Sunday, Nov. 1

Kickoff:1:05 p.m. PT

Site:O.co Coliseum (1966)

Capacity/Surface:56,063/Overseeded Bermuda

Regular Season:Raiders lead, 21-17-2

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The Silver and Black took control of their game early against San Diego, getting out to a 37-6 lead by the third quarter. WR Amari Cooper continued his impressive rookie campaign with 133 receiving yards on five catches and one touchdown, including the two longest plays of the game, a 52-yard reception and a leaping 44-yarder. QB Derek Carr turned in a 137.7 passer rating, completing 24-of-31 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns. WR Michael Crabtree hauled in a 25-yard score and TE Clive Walford recorded his first career touchdown catch, a 23-yarder. RB Latavius Murray kept the balance with the run game, totaling 85 rushing yards on just 15 carries and one touchdown. The defense was led by LB Malcolm Smith, who led all players with 13 tackles (11 solo). Smith also added an interception and a sack on the afternoon. CB DJ Hayden got in on the action, coming up with his first interception of the year and adding a forced fumble.

Next week, the Raiders will travel east to play the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, while the Jets will return home to face the Jacksonville Jaguars.

QUOTING DEL RIO

"I think what we saw [Sunday] was an example where all three phases played well and it came together for us. There is more there. It's not like we arrived or anything, but it certainly was the best football we've played to date. So we're going to acknowledge where it was good and praise and then point out the things that weren't as good and talk about the growth and opportunities that are there in front of us."- Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio

NOTABLE CONNECTIONS

BROADCAST INFORMATION

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TELEVISION

CBS

Play-by-play:Kevn HarlanColor Analysts:Rich Gannon
Sideline:Alex Flanagan

National Radio
Sports USA
Play-by-play: Bob Fitzgerald
Color Analyst: Hank Bauer

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RAIDERS RADIO

Flagship:95.7 The GAME

Play-by-play:Greg Papa
Color Analyst:Tom FloresSideline:Lincoln Kennedy

Spanish Radio
Flagship: KSOL 98.9 FM
(Radio Estereo Sol 98.9 y 99.1)
Play-by-play: Fernando Arias
Color Analyst: Ambrosio Rico

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Pro Connections

• Raiders G/T Austin Howard was with the Jets from 2012-2013, starting all 32 games.

• Raiders running backs coach Bernie Parmalee played two seasons for the Jets from 1999-2000, appearing in 30 games and rushing for 220 yards on 54 carries and two touchdowns.

• Raiders wide receivers coach Rob Moore was selected by the Jets in the first round of the 1990 Supplemental Draft. He played five seasons for New York, recording 306 receptions for 4,258
yards and 22 touchdowns.

• Jets special teams coordinator Bobby April served in the same capacity in Oakland from 2013-2014.

• Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave (quarterback) and Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles (safety) were teammates with the San Francisco 49ers in 1991.

• Jets assistant offensive line coach Ron Heller held the same position on Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio's staff for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2010-2011.

• Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice (tight end), Jets tight ends coach Jimmie Johnson (tight end) and Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles (safety) were teammates with the Washington Redskins
in 1989.

• Jets assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Mike Caldwell (linebacker) played for Raiders linebackers coach Sal Sunseri (defensive line) in 2003 with the Carolina Panthers.

• Raiders wide receivers coach Rob Moore (wide receiver) and Jets assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Mike Caldwell (linebacker) played together in 1997 with the Arizona Cardinals.

• Jets tight ends coach Jimmie Johnson served in the same capacity with the Minnesota Vikings while working with Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave from 2011-2013.

• Jets assistant offensive line coach Ron Heller (tackle) blocked for Raiders running backs coach Bernie Parmalee (running back) from 1993-1995 with the Miami Dolphins.

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College Connections**

• Jets WR Chris Owusu played at Stanford from 2008-2011 where he recorded 102 receptions for 1,534 yards and 10 touchdowns.

• Jets tight ends coach Steven Hagen served on the coaching staff as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks at the University of California from 1999-2000. He was also the offensive coordinator/QBs/recruiting coordinator at San Jose State from 1997-98.

• Raiders WR Amari Cooper and Jets CB Dee Milliner were teammates in 2012 at Alabama, helping the Crimson Tide win the BCS National Championship.

• Raiders WR Rod Streater and Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson played together in 2010 at Temple. Wilkerson was the Jets' first round pick (30th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. Jets S Jaiquwan Jarrett was with them as well at Temple.

• Raiders senior offensive assistant Jake Peetz (defense quality control) worked under Jets wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell (head coach) in 2007 with UCLA.

Hometown Connections

• Raiders RB Latavius Murray is from Nedrow, N.Y. where he attended Onondaga Central High School.

JETS SNAPSHOT

Overview: The New York Jets are off to a strong start under firstyear Head Coach Todd Bowles, who has his team sitting in second place in the AFC East at 4-2. After winning four of its first five games, New York fell short in a loss to the New England Patriots, 23-30, last Sunday. With the help of a dynamic offensive attack and one of the league's most stingy defenses, Bowles is aiming to return to the Jets to the postseason for the first time since 2010.

Offense: Veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has started all six games for the Jets this season after taking over the starting role during training camp. The 11-year pro leads the league's eighth-ranked offense, as he has thrown for 1,472 yards on 129-of-210 passing (61.4 percent) with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. WR Brandon Marshall leads the team with 41 receptions for 578 yards (14.1 avg.) with four touchdowns, while WR Eric Decker also has four scores on 24 receptions for 333 yards (13.9 avg.). The passing game has seen success this year thanks to the help of the league's third-ranked rushing offense, led by RB Chris Ivory's 100 carries for 501 yards (5.0 avg.) and four touchdowns.

Defense: Bowles has his defense playing at a high level as the Jets rank second in the league by allowing 283.2 total yards per game. Opposing offenses are being held to just 71.5 rushing yards per game, best in the NFL, and the pass defense also ranks in the top five with 211.7 passing yards allowed per contest. CB Darrelle Revis is back with New York in his ninth season and he already has a team-leading three interceptions on the season. The unit is bolstered by a formidable pass rush, led by DL Muhammad Wilkerson (five sacks), DT Sheldon Richardson (1.5 sacks) and rookie DE Leonard Williams (0.5 sacks). LB David Harris continues to anchor the defense in the middle and leads the team in tackles with 41 stops (27 solo), adding two sacks and two forced fumbles.

INDIVIDUAL STATS VS. JETS

QB Derek Carr

Career Totals: 20-of-32 passing (62.5 percent) for 151 yards with two touchdowns and a passer rating of 94.7 in one career game (0-1).

• Made NFL debut in Week 1 last season on Sept. 7, 2014, becoming the first Raiders rookie quarterback ever to start the season opener.

RB Roy Helu, Jr.

Career Totals: 23 rushing attempts for 100 yards (4.4 avg.) and one touchdown and four receptions for 42 yards (10.5 avg.) in one career game (0-1).

• On Dec. 4, 2011, recorded his second of three straight 100-yard rushing games as a member of the Redskins.

K Sebastian Janikowski

Career Totals: 21-of-26 on field goals (80.8 percent) and 26-for-26 on extra points for 89 career points in 13 career games (6-7; 2-0 in postseason).

• On Oct. 19, 2008, nailed a game-winning 57-yard field goal in overtime to give the Raiders a 16-13 victory.

FB Marcel Reece

Career Totals: 20 rushing attempts for 123 yards (6.2 avg.) with one touchdown and four receptions for 39 yards (9.8 avg.) in three career games (1-2).

• On Dec. 8, 2013, rushed for 123 yards on 19 carries (6.5 avg.) and reached the end zone on a 63-yard rush to open the second half.

S Charles Woodson

Career Totals: 49 tackles (35 solo), three interceptions with two return yards, 15 passes defensed and three punt returns for 16 yards (5.3 avg.) in 11 career games (6-5; 2-0 in postseason).

• Recorded an interception in three of his last four meetings with the Jets, including the season opener last year on Sept. 7, 2014.

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