The Oakland Raiders will take to the road this week for the first of two consecutive games away from home as they take on the New York Giants on Sunday, Nov. 10. Sunday's game marks the first meeting between the Raiders and Giants since 10/11/09 at Giants Stadium. The contest will also be the third time this season the Raiders have faced an NFC East opponent, previously dropping decisions against the Redskins and Eagles. Last week, Oakland dropped a 49-20 decision at home against Philadelphia and the Giants are coming off of their bye.
In last week's contest, Eagles QB Nick Foles led the way for Philadelphia, tying an NFL record by throwing for seven TDs en route to the victory. Oakland responded with an offensive showcase of their own, posting 560 total yards, a mark that is the third-highest in franchise history. Filling in for an injured RB Darren McFadden, RB Rashad Jenningshad 176 total yards (102 rushing, 74 receiving),*which was a career-best for the fifth-year back, andQB Terrelle Pryor threw for a career-high 288 yards and rushed for another 94.LB Kevin Burnett andFS Charles Woodson *led the way on defense with nine tackles each.
The New York Giants will come into the contest fresh off their bye week, and carrying a two-game win streak. After starting the year 0-6, the Giants have beaten the Vikings and division-rival Eagles in consecutive games, improving their record to 2-6. In their last contest vs. Philadelphia, the defense did not allow an offensive TD and QB Eli Manning threw for 246 yards in the victory. K Josh Brown booted five field goals on the day.
After Sunday's contest, the Raiders will travel to play the Houston Texans the following Sunday, and the Giants will host the Green Bay Packers.
"Obviously, we didn't hold up our end of the bargain [against Philadelphia]. We also realize that we're a better football team than what we displayed out there [last Sunday] and we have to be better than that. We'll go back to work. We'll get ready to go up to New York and compete against the New York Giants, and we'll put a better product on the field." – Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen
• Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippowas the offensive quality control coach for the New York Giants from 2005-06.
• Raiders defensive backs coach Johnnie Lynnserved in two different positions with the New York Giants. From 1997-2001 he was the secondary coach and from 2002-03, he served as defensive coordinator.
• Giants G/C Kevin Boothewas drafted by the Raiders in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Boothe played one season with the Silver and Black, starting 14 games in '06.
• Giants S Stevie Brownwas originally drafted by the Raiders in 2010, and he appeared in 15 games for the team that year, seeing a majority of his action on special teams, tying for the team lead with 15 special teams tackles.
• Giants WR Louis Murphywas a member of the Raiders from 2009-11 after being picked in the fourth round by Oakland in the 2009 NFL Draft. During his time with the Raiders, he posted 90 catches to go along with 6 TDs.
• Giants TE Brandon Myerswas a sixth-round pick of the Raiders in the 2009 draft. Myers had a productive career wearing the Silver and Black, playing four years in Oakland. His best season came in 2012, when he recorded 79 catches for 806 yards and 4 TDs.
• Giants special teams coordinator Tom Quinncoached for two Bay Area schools. He was the linebackers/tight ends/special teams coach at San Jose State University from 1999-2001 and coached at Stanford University from 2002-05. At Stanford, Quinn was the special teams/tight ends coach and later became the special teams/outside linebackers coach.
• Giants T David Diehland Raiders T Tony Pashosplayed along the offensive line at the University of Illinois from 1999-2003.
• Giants TE Bear Pascoeattended Fresno State University where he played in 45 games with 37 starts at Fresno State. His collegiate career totals include 112 receptions for 1,294 yards and 10 TDs.
• Giants RB Peyton Hillisand Raiders RB Darren McFaddenwere backfield teammates at the University of Arkansas.
Raiders from New York area
• There are two Raiders players/coaches from New York: S Tyvon Branch(Syracuse), defensive quality control coach Eric Sanders(Poughkeepsie).
Last Sunday, the Raiders compiled 560 yards of total offense on the afternoon, the team's highest total output since 1968, when Oakland totaled 604 yards on 11/24 vs. Cincinnati. The 560 yards of offense rank third in team history, only behind 626 on 10/25/64 vs. Denver and the previously mentioned 604.
Raiders P Marquette King, who is in his first season as the team's punter, currently ranks fourth in the NFL in gross punting average. King's 48.3 average trails only Miami's Brandon Fields (48.9), San Francisco's Andy Lee (48.6) and Detroit's Sam Martin (48.5).
The New York Giants are coming off their bye week having won their past two contests and have an overall record of 2-6, which places them at fourth place in the NFC East. The team remains led by three-time Pro Bowl QB Eli Manning,who is now in his 10th season with the Giants. The 2013 season also marks the 10th year at the helm for Head Coach Tom Coughlin,who has led the Giants to two Super Bowl Championships since his arrival.
Offense:Scoring 17.6 points per contest, the Giants offense is ranked 29th in the NFL. Manning has thrown 10 TDs through the first half of their season. The Giants running game is averaging just under 70 yards per contest, which ranks 30th in the league. RB Brandon Jacobsis the team leader in rushing with 154 yards.
Defense:Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell runs the Giants defense, and the unit is currently allowing 27.9 points per game, the defense is ranked 28th in the league. CB Prince Amukamaraleads the team with 45 tackles and two forced fumbles, and DE Mathias Kiwanukaleads all Giants with 2.5 sacks thus far.