Raiders vs Cardinals Game Notes


RAIDERS SWEEP THE WEST: For the first time in franchise history, the Raiders went a perfect 6-0 against AFC West opponents in 2010. The Raiders defeated AFC West rivals in three of the teams last five games of the season including a 31-10 victory over the AFC West Champion Chiefs in Kansas City on January 2.

SEABASS SETS SCORING MARK: With 142 points in 2010, K Sebastian Janikowski snapped the Raiders single-season scoring record. Janikowski topped the record of 132 points set by Jeff Jaeger in 1993, and eclipsed his personal season high of 128 points set in 2002.

FORD RETURNS THREE: WR/KR Jacoby Ford established a franchise record with three kickoff returns for touchdowns during the 2010 season. Ford returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown against Kansas City on November 7 and brought back the opening kickoff for a score against Miami on November 28. He returned the opening kickoff again on December 26 against Indianapolis, bringing it back 99 yards for a touchdown. His three touchdowns set franchise marks for both single-season and career touchdowns on kickoff returns.

McFADDEN TOPS 1,000: RB Darren McFadden produced 1,157 rushing yards during the 2010 season, becoming the first Raider running back since 2007 to rush for more than 1,000 yards. His rushing total is the fifth highest in Raiders history, just seven yards short of fourth place on the franchise single season rushing list.

JANIKOWSKI JOINS EXCLUSIVE COMPANY: K Sebastian Janikowski became just the second player in NFL history to kick two career field goals of 59 yards or more with his 59-yarder against Indianapolis on December 26, 2010. Coupled with his 61-yard field goal at Cleveland in 2009, Janikowski joined Morten Anderson (59 and 60) as the only two kickers to hit two field goals from more than 59 yards out.

RECORD SERIES: The Raiders scored a combined 98 points in two games against the Denver Broncos in 2010, which ranks as the most points scored in a division home-and-away series in a single year since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The Silver and Black set a franchise record with 59 points at Denver on October 24 and scored 39 points in a home victory over the Broncos on December 19.

500-PLUS TIMES THREE: The Raiders offensive unit produced 500 or more yards of total offense on three occasions during the 2010 season. The Silver and Black posted 508 yards of total offense in a record-setting win at Denver on October 24 and posted 545 yards of total offense against Seattle on October 31. The Raiders recorded the team's third 500-yard game with 502 total yards in a victory over Denver on December 19.

100-PLUS TIMES SIX: RB Darren McFadden rushed for 100 yards in a game six times during the 2010 season, becoming the first Raider running back since Napoleon Kaufman in 1997 to record six 100-yard rushing games in a campaign. He rushed for a career-high 165 yards at Denver on October 24 and was named the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week twice during the season.  

40,000 FOR LECHLER: P Shane Lechler passed 40,000 career punting yards last season, closing out 2010 with 40,429 career yards. Lechler is just the third active player to top the 40,000 mark after Chicago's Brad Maynard (52,375) and Houston's Matt Turk (46,543). Lechler is 24th on the NFL's all-time punting yardage list and ranks second on the Raiders career list behind Ray Guy (44,493).

SACK ATTACK: The Raiders tied for second in the NFL in sacks in 2010, as the defense got to the opposing quarterback 47 times during the year. The defensive line led the way, accounting for 39 total sacks and 11 different Raiders recorded sacks on the year. LB Kamerion Wimbley led the team with nine sacks and DE Matt Shaughnessy and DT Tommy Kelly tied for second on the squad with seven sacks apiece.

BRANCH WRAPS 'EM UP: SS Tyvon Branch led the Raiders with 104 tackles last season, recording 81 solo stops. Branch, who led all NFL defensive backs in tackles in 2009, also tied with teammate Michael Huff for the NFL lead in sacks among defensive backs with four.

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