First-ever NBC 'SNF' game in Oakland
Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders (6-2) host reigning Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and the Denver Broncos (6-2) in an AFC West showdown this week on "Sunday Night Football" at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland. Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Sunday marks the first-ever NBC "SNF" game in Oakland. With both teams tied at 6-2, the winner of Sunday's matchup will claim the top spot in the AFC West.
The Broncos rank first in the NFL in passing defense, with Miller ranking second in the NFL in sacks. Denver CB Bradley Roby had a 49-yard interception-return touchdown - the team's third defensive TD this season - in a 27-19 win over San Diego in Week 8.
Oakland leads the AFC in passing offense, powered by Carr who passed for a team-record 513 yards and four touchdowns in the team's 30-24 thrilling overtime win against Tampa Bay last week. It was the third time in NFL history a QB threw for 500 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions in a game. Raiders WR Amari Cooper ranks third in the NFL in both receptions (52) and receiving yards (787), and had a career-high 12 catches and 173 receiving yards against Tampa in Week 8.
Calling Broncos-Raiders are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 31st season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
"Football Night in America," the most-watched weekly studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who will report on-site from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum; and Dan Patrick, who will host from NBC Sports Group's International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Patrick is joined by Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of NBC Sports' "ProFootballTalk." Paul Burmeister will report from Lambeau Field in Green Bay on the Falcons-Packers game.