Raiders notes: SeaBass continues whale of a season


Raiders notes: SeaBass continues whale of a season

OAKLAND -- Sebastian Janikowski continued his All-Pro level season Sunday in the Raiders' 15-0 defeat of Kansas City.

Of course, the placekicker known as SeaBass was responsible for all of the Raiders' points on the day, but he also outscored eight other teams on the day -- the Chiefs, Philadelphia, New York Giants, Chicago, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Detroit and San Diego.

"He can kick it from anywhere, it seems like," said strong safety Tyvon Branch.

Janikowski, whose single-game high is six field goals, converted five of his six field-goal attempts on the day -- from 20, 50, 57, 30 and 41 yards -- and his lone miss was from 51 yards. In fact, his three misses on the season, out of 32 attempts, have come from 61, 64 and 51 yards.

And with two field goals from at least 50 yards, Janikowski moved into a tie with John Kasay for second place in NFL history for most field goals from that minimum distance with 42. Jason Hanson leads with 52. Janikowski has also successfully converted 51 in a row from 40 yards or less, dating to Sept. 26, 2010, at Arizona.

Janikowski's 57-yarder at the end of the first half was a season long, and his longest since tying the NFL record of 63 yards at Denver in the 2011 season opener.


The Raiders' 119 total yards allowed was the lowest since Oct. 6, 1975, at San Diego…Oakland finished 3-5 at home for the second consecutive season…the minus-two yards rushing allowed in the first half was the fewest given up by the Raiders since the minus-five by New Orleans on Nov. 20, 1995…Darren McFadden's 12th career 100-yard rushing game gave the Raiders a 10-2 record in games which he hits the century mark, and his 30 rushing attempts tied a career high, set Sept. 19, 2010, against St. Louis…fullback Jamize Olawle became the 12th Raiders player to make his NFL debut this season.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table


Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old


After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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.