OAKLAND (1-2) At DENVER (1-2)Sunday, 4:05 p.m., CBSOPENING LINE - Broncos by 6RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 1-2; Denver 1-2SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 59-43-2AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 16; Raiders No. 26LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Raiders 38-24, Nov. 6, 2011LAST WEEK - Texans beat Broncos 31-25; Raiders beat Steelers 34-31STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Raiders have won last four meetings in Denver, outscoring Broncos 133-63. Raiders have also won six of last eight overall meetings. ... Raiders coach Dennis Allen was Broncos defensive coordinator in 2011. ... As Raiders starter, QB Carson Palmer 2-0 in AFC West road games. ... With 330-yard passing game against Texans last week, Broncos QB Peyton Mannnig surpassed Dan Marino for most 300-yard passing games in NFL (64). ... Broncos CB Champ Bailey had two INTs in last game vs. Raiders. ... Broncos WR Eric Decker had career-high eight catches and 136 yards receiving last week vs. Houston. ... Raiders DT Richard Seymour has five career sacks vs. Broncos. ... Raiders RB Darren McFadden has rushed for 508 yards and three TDs in Oakland's last four games against Denver. ... While with Colts, Manning won last three starts against Raiders and has 3-2 lifetime record vs. Oakland.
Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.
"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.
Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August.
"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.
Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.
Raider Nation is grieving on Monday.
The father of general manager Reggie McKenzie passed away recently, and the franchise issued the following statement:
"The Raiders family is saddened by the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with the McKenzie family."
No additional information is known at this time.