Raiders vs. Ravens Game Preview

DATE: Sunday, January 3, 2010, 1:15 p.m. PT
SITE: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA

THIS WEEK: The Oakland Raiders, members of the American Football Conference Western Division, host the AFC North Baltimore Ravens this Sunday in the 2009 regular season finale.

TELEVISION: The game will be televised on CBSwith Jim Nantzproviding play-by-play and former NFL player Phil Simmshandling color analysis.*If sold out per NFL blackout rules, the game will air in the Bay Area onKPIX Channel 5 and in Sacramento onKOVR Channel 13*.

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 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 air nationally on Westwood One with Kevin Kugler and former NFL quarterback Mark Malone calling the action.

CONNECTIONS

RAIDERS: Special teams coordinator John Fassel was Baltimore's assistant special teams coach from 2005-07…Rookie WR Darrius Heyward-Bey played college football at Maryland and is from Owings Mills, MD…DE Jay Richardson and Ravens QB Troy Smith were teammates at Ohio State…WR Todd Watkins and Ravens QB John Beck were teammates at BYU…DT William Joseph and Ravens WR David Tyree were teammates with the New York Giants from 2003-07…Joseph also played collegiately at Miami with Ravens S Ed Reed…DE Richard Seymour played for the Patriots with Ravens WR Kelley Washington from 2007-08…TE Tony Stewart was a teammate of Washington's while with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2003-06…T Erik Pears, DT Gerard Warren and Ravens DT Trevor Pryce spent the 2005 season with the Denver Broncos…DE Greg Ellis was a teammate of Ravens K Billy Cundiff with the Dallas Cowboys from 2002-05…Cundiff was also a teammate of QB Bruce Gradkowski while with the Cleveland Browns in 2008…QB J.P. Losman and Ravens DT Justin Bannan were teammates with the Buffalo Bills from 2004-05…LB/LS Jon Condo and Ravens T Jared Gaither played together at Maryland…WR Louis Murphy played at Florida while Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison was the co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach there.

RAVENS: CB Chris Carr began his career with the Raiders and played for the Silver and Black from 2005-07…WR Demetrius Williams is from Concord, CA…Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is the brother of former Raiders quarterbacks coach and current Stanford University head coach Jim Harbaugh…Ravens assistant strength and conditioning coach John Dunn was with the Raiders as a strength and conditioning coach from 1987-89…Ravens secondary coach Chuck Pagano spent coached defensive backs with the Raiders from 2005-06.

SERIES:This Sunday's game marks the sixth regular season encounter between the Raiders and Ravens. The Ravens lead the series, 4-1. The Raiders have hosted the Ravens only once, on December 14, 2003 with the Silver and Black prevailing, 20-12 at the Coliseum in Oakland.

LAST TIME: The Oakland Raiders fell to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium, 29-10 on October 26, 2008. QB JaMarcus Russell totaled 228 yards through the air on 15 for 33 passing with a touchdown, and WR Chaz Schilens had three catches for 76 yards including a 60-yard reception.

LAST WEEK The Oakland Raiders lost to the Browns in Cleveland, 23-9 last Sunday. The Raiders got three field goals from K Sebastian Janikowski, from 44, 34 and a team-record 61 yards. TE Zach Miller totaled 110 yards receiving and QB Charlie Frye threw for 333 yards.

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