What to Look for in 2012

Raiders vs. Chargers 2011 Week 17
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey keeps his feet in bounds for the touchdown.

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey needs just one catch to reach 100 for his career. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

Running back Darren McFadden needs 723 rushing yards to catch Charlie Smith (3,350) for 10th all-time in Raiders history.

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is one catch away from 100 career receptions. He set career-highs in 2011 with 64 catches for 975 yards and 4 TDs.

WR Louis Murphy needs just 10 catches to reach 100 career receptions.

WR Jacoby Ford needs 230 kickoff return yards to pass Doug Gabriel for 8th place, and just 273 yards to pass George Atkinson for 7th place in Raiders history.

P Shane Lechler needs 177 punts and 153 gross punting yards to pass Ray Guy for #1 all-time in Raiders history in both categories.

If Lechler plays a full 16-game schedule, he will finish the 2012 season with 206 regular season games played – all with the Raiders – which will tie him for 5th all-time in Raiders history with current assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski.

Lechler's next Pro Bowl selection would be his 8th, which would tie P Ray Guy, G Steve Wisniewski, DE Howie Long and T Art Shell. WR Tim Brown was selected to 9 Pro Bowls. C Jim Otto was selected for 9 AFL All-Star games and 3 Pro Bowls.  

K Sebastian Janikowski needs 29 points to reach 1,300 for his career. Janikowski has converted 392 extra points, and needs just four more to break the Raiders record (George Blanda 395).

If Janikowski plays a full 16-game season, he will finish the 2012 season with 204 regular season games played – all with the Raiders – which would put him in 7th place all-time in team history.

DT Tommy Kelly needs seven sacks to reach 40 for his career. He recorded a career-high 7.5 in 2011. He has spent his entire career with the Raiders.

DT Richard Seymour needs 5.5 sacks to reach 60 for his career. He chalked up 6 in 2011 and earned his second straight Pro Bowl selection as a Raider. Seymour was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate in 2009. He has 15.5 since joining the Raiders via trade in 2009.

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