THIS WEEK: The Oakland Raiders, members of the American Football Conference Western Division, now in their 51st season of pro football competition, visit San Diego to battle the Chargers in an AFC West match up.
TELEVISION: The game will be televised on CBS with Jim Nantz providing play-by-play and former NFL player Dan Fouts handling color analysis. The game will air in the Bay Area on KPIX Channel 5 and in Sacramento on KOVR Channel 13.The game also airs on KHSL in Chico, KION in Monterey and KJEO in Fresno.
RADIO: Greg Papa and Tom Flores will call the game live on Raiders Radio Network originating on KITS LIVE 105.3 FM and KFRC 1550 AM, with pre and post-game analysis on KFRC. Papa and Raiders two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Flores will man the booth for the 13th straight year. The radio pregame and postgame shows will feature Raider Legends George Atkinson and David Humm as well as local veteran radio personalities Bruce Magowan and Jason Ross.
SPANISH RADIO: Raiders 2010 regular season games air in Spanish on radio station La Kaliente, KZSF 1370 AM. Fernando Arias and Ambrosio Rico handle announcing duties. Bay Area radio personalities Victor Zaragoza and Sal Acevedo are the sideline reporters for home games.
SERIES: This Sunday’s game marks the 102nd league meeting between the Raiders and Chargers. The Raiders hold a 55-44-2 advantage in regular season contests over San Diego since 1960 when the teams began competition as original members of the American Football League. The Raiders are 1-0 in postseason games.
RAIDERS: Owner Al Davis was an assistant coach for the Chargers from 1960-62…Head Coach Tom Cable was a graduate assistant at San Diego State in 1989…RB Michael Bennett played for the Chargers from 2008-09…WR Chaz Schilens and Chargers OLB Antwan Applewhite and G/T Brandyn Dombrowski were teammates at San Diego State…LB Sam Williams and Chargers QB Billy Volek were teammates at Fresno State… G Robert Gallery and Chargers K Nate Kaeding were teammates at Iowa…DT Richard Seymour and Chargers TE Randy McMichael played together at Georgia…LB Quentin Groves and Chargers G/T Tyronne Green were teammates at Auburn…LB Ricky Brown and Chargers DT Antonio Garay played together at Boston College…CB Jeremy Ware and Chargers DE/DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo were teammates at Michigan State…G Daniel Loper and Chargers QB Billy Volek played for the Tennessee Titans in 2006…Linebackers coach Mike Haluchak spent six seasons in same capacity for the Chargers (1986-1991)…Passing game coordinator Ted Tollner served as offensive coordinator for the Chargers from 1989-91…Defensive backs coach Kevin Ross served on the Chargers coaching staff from 2007-08…Ross also played one season (1996) for the Chargers…CB Nnamdi Asomugha and Chargers OLB Antwan Applewhite both attended Narbonne High School in Los Angeles.
CHARGERS: Chargers head coach Norv Turner served as head coach with the Raiders for two seasons (2004-05)…Turner is from Martinez and attended Alhambra High School…Defensive line coach Don Johnson coached defensive tackles with the Raiders from 2007-08…CB Dante Hughes went to Cal…RB Ryan Matthews went to Fresno State…WR Malcolm Floyd is from Sacramento and attended River City High School…QB Billy Volek is from Fresno and attended Clovis West High School…CB Donald Strickland is from San Francisco and attended Archbishop Riordan High School.
FORD TOPS 300 ALL-PURPOSE AGAIN: WR/KR Jacoby Ford racked up over 300 all-purpose yards for the second time this season, totaling 329 yards against the Miami Dolphins at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 28. Ford totaled 208 yards on seven kick returns, including a 101-yard return for a touchdown, and added 108 receiving yards on four catches. The rookie from Clemson also rushed for 13 yards on one carry. Ford totaled 306 all-purpose yards in a 23-20 overtime victory against Kansas City on November 7.
FORD GOES THE DISTANCE: WR/KR Jacoby Ford fielded the opening kickoff and took it 101 yards for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 28. It marked the third-longest kick return in Raiders history and Ford became just the second player in franchise history to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in a season, matching a feat accomplished by Justin Miller during the 2008 season. The rookie totaled 208 yards on seven returns against the Dolphins, the highest single-game total in the AFC so far this season.
FORD FIRST: WR/KR Jacoby Ford’s 101-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on November 28 against the Miami Dolphins at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum marked the first time in team history that a Raider has returned the game-opening kickoff for a touchdown.
McFADDEN HAULS THEM IN: RB Darren McFadden led all receivers and established a career high with seven receptions against the Miami Dolphins at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 28. McFadden totaled 63 receiving yards including a 20-yard catch.
SACKING SAFETIES: Safeties Tyvon Branch and Michael Huff each recorded sacks against the Miami Dolphins on November 28. Both players enter Week 13 of the season tied for second among NFL defensive backs with three sacks apiece.
FIRST PICK FOR FIRST PICK: LB Rolando McClain recorded his first career interception, picking off a second quarter pass against the Miami Dolphins on November 28. The rookie’s pick halted a potential Dolphins scoring drive deep in Raiders territory.
BRYANT BAGS HIS SECOND: Second year DT Desmond Bryant was credited with his second sack of the season, getting to the quarterback for a four-yard loss against the Miami Dolphins on November 28. Bryant became the eighth Raider to post multiple sacks so far this season.
MILLER CONTINUES STREAK: TE Zach Miller had a reception against Miami on November 28 to extend his streak of games with a reception to 23. Miller, who leads the Raiders with 37 receptions for 476 yards so far this year, has caught a pass in every game that he has been active for since Week 2 of the 2009 season. Additionally, Miller has caught at least one pass in every game he has played in at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum since entering the NFL as a second round pick in 2007.
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