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Bills at Raiders
Dec. 4
1:05 p.m. (Pacific)
TV: CBS



THE SKINNY:
Oakland (9-2) seeks its sixth straight victory when it plays Buffalo (6-5) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Raiders have not started a season 10-2 since 2000, the last time they won six in a row. Buffalo has improved its chances for a wild-card playoff spot with two straight wins after a 4-5 start. The Bills have dropped their last eight games to the Raiders in Oakland.

LAST WEEK:
The Bills defeated the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars 28-21; the host Raiders defeated the Carolina Panthers 35-32

KEY MATCHUPS:
QB Derek Carr vs. Bills pass defense — Carr has completed 66.4 percent of 423 passes for 3,115 yards and 22 TDs with five interceptions. The Bills are eighth against the pass, allowing 227.7 yards per game. Carr reportedly dislocated his pinkie finger in two places on his throwing hand early in the second half against Carolina but missed only one series before returning and leading Oakland's fourth-quarter comeback.

Bills pass rush vs. Raiders O-line — The Bills have 33 sacks (second best in the league) while the Raiders have surrendered an NFL-low 13 sacks.

DE Khalil Mack vs. Bills O-line — Mack has at least one sack in six straight games and nine sacks the past eight games. The Bills have allowed 31 sacks, tied for fifth highest in the league.

RB LeSean McCoy vs. Raiders run defense — McCoy ranks seventh in the league with 819 rushing yards on 157 carries. Oakland is 26th against the run, allowing 116.9 yards per game.

QB Tyrod Taylor vs. Raiders pass defense — Taylor has completed 61.7 percent of 313 passes for 2,101 yards and 11 TDs with four interceptions. The Raiders are 28th against the pass, allowing 273.5 yards per game.

Raiders rush offense vs. Bills run defense — Oakland had only 85 rushing yards the past two games after gaining 218 rushing yards against Denver on Nov. 6. The Bills are 21st against the run, allowing 114.2 yards per game.

STATS OF THE WEEK:
The Bills have missed the playoffs for 17 straight seasons — the NFL’s longest active streak. Tied for second are the Raiders and Cleveland Browns, who have missed the postseason for 14 consecutive seasons.


The Bills are first in the league in rushing offense (157.4 yards per game) but last in passing (182.5). Buffalo's six turnovers are the fewest in the NFL.
Oakland defensive end Khalil Mack, the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November, leads the NFL with 24 sacks the past two seasons.
Bills linebacker and former Raider Lorenzo Alexander is tied for second in the NFL with 10 sacks. Alexander, a Berkeley native who attended St. Mary's High School and UC Berkeley, played on special teams with the Raiders in 2015.
Buffalo's Tyrod Taylor leads NFL quarterbacks with 439 rushing yards.

LAST MEETING:
Derek Carr throws TD passes to James Jones and Jamize Olawale to help the host Raiders defeat the Bills 26-24 on Dec. 21, 2014. With a first-quarter interception, Raiders safety Charles Woodson becomes the 11th player in league history with 60 career interceptions.

RIVALRY REWIND:
Jim Kelly passes for 300 yards and two TDs to help lead the Bills to a 51-3 victory over the Raiders in the AFC Championship on Jan. 20, 1991.

RECENT HISTORY:
The Raiders ended a two-game losing streak to the Bills with a 26-24 win in Week 16 of the 2014 season. The Bills have lost their last eight regular-season games to the Raiders in Oakland since 1967. The Raiders lead the series with the Bills 20-19, including 0-2 playoffs. Buffalo won the only postseason meetings with the Raiders in 1991 (51-3) and 1994 (29-23).

DID YOU KNOW?:
The Raiders have played the Bills in four venues in the Bay Area — Kezar Stadium and Candlestick Park in San Francisco and Frank Youell Field and Oakland Coliseum in Oakland. The Bills are 4-11 against the Raiders in regular-season games in the Bay Area (1-1 in S.F., 3-10 in Oakland).


The Raiders and Bills are among eight NFL franchises that began play in 1960 as original members of the American Football League. Along with the Raiders and Bills, the other six AFL originals are: Boston Patriots (New England Patriots), Denver Broncos, Dallas Texans (Kansas City Chiefs), Houston Oilers (Tennessee Titans), Los Angeles Chargers (San Diego Chargers) and New York Titans (New York Jets).
Bills assistant head coach/defense Rob Ryan spent five seasons as Raiders defensive coordinator from 2004 to 2008.
The Bills franchise began play in the 1960 season. They are 0-4 in Super Bowls. The Bills have retired two players jersey numbers: No. 12 (quarterback Jim Kelly) and No. 78 (defensive end Bruce Smith).

OPENING LINE:
Raiders by 3

Updated: 11-30-2016

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