Preview: Raiders at 49ers


WHERE: Candlestick Park

WHEN: 1:05 p.m.

TV: CBS RADIO: KNBR 680/1050 AM, 107.7 FM

THE LINE: Niners by 7 (41.5 total)

THE SERIES: Oakland leads, 6-5. Niners have won two straight.

LAST MEETING: The Niners hope history repeats itself. Their 34-20 win over the Raiders on Oct. 8, 2006 at Candlestick was highlighted by a pair of familiar faces — RB Frank Gore had 134 yards on 27 carries and QB Alex Smith completed 15 of 19 passes for 165 yards with three TDs and one INT. San Francisco trailed 10-7 at halftime before benefiting from an outpouring of charity from Oakland, which committed five second-half turnovers. Niners CB Walt Harris had three interceptions in the final two quarters, Manny Lawson blocked a punt that set up a touchdown and rookie DT Melvin Oliver scooped up a muffed backward pass and scored on a 12-yard fumble return. Raiders quarterbacks Andrew Walter and Marques Tuiasosopo combined to throw four interceptions in 32 pass attempts. Walter threw a TD pass to Randy Moss, who had three TDs with Oakland in 2006. He scored 23 with the Patriots the following season.


49ERS: S Curtis Taylor (quadricep) and TE Delanie Walker (ankle) are out; QB Troy Smith (abdomen), G Adam Snyder (quadricep) and T Joe Staley (shoulder) are probable.

RAIDERS: RB Michael Bennett (hamstring), LB Travis Goethel (back), DT John Henderson (foot), LB Thomas Howard (knee) and WR Chaz Schilens (knee) are out; QB Bruce Gradkowski (right shoulder), LB Quentin Groves (hamstring), WR Johnnie Lee Higgins (knee) and RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) are questionable; G Robert Gallery (hamstring), G Daniel Loper (ankle) and CB Jeremy Ware (ankle) are probable.

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