San Francisco 49ers

Sunday’s game at a glance: 49ers vs. Raiders

THE PARTICULARS

▪ Opponent: at Raiders

▪ Time: 1:25 p.m. ▪ Line: 49ers by 8

▪ Records: 49ers 7-5, Raiders 1-11

▪ TV/Radio: FOX40 (Chris Myers, Ronde Barber), 680, 1140, 1320

FIVE MATCHUPS TO WATCH

49ERS QB COLIN KAEPERNICK

vs. RAIDERS CB TARELL BROWN

Kaepernick is coming off his worst performance of the season and perhaps the roughest of his career. He could use a bounce-back effort against the one-win Raiders. Oakland’s pass defense, however, ranks a respectable ninth in the league, and Brown would love a big game of his own against his former team, which opted not to re-sign him in the offseason.

49ERS RT JONATHAN MARTIN

vs. RAIDERS DL JUSTIN TUCK

Martin will make his eighth start in place of Anthony Davis, who will miss his third straight game with concussion symptoms. Martin will be asked to handle Tuck, a veteran who leads the Raiders’ defensive linemen in tackles and is tied for the team lead with three sacks.

49ERS LB CHRIS BORLAND vs. RAIDERS RBs DARREN MCFADDEN AND LATAVIUS MURRAY

Rookie Borland is on pace for 140 tackles, and he has a legitimate shot at being the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year. His most recent game against Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, however, wasn’t his best. Today, he’ll take on McFadden and Murray, both of whom are capable of scoring from anywhere on the field.

49ERS CB DONTAE JOHNSON

vs. RAIDERS WR JAMES JONES

Johnson, another rookie on the 49ers’ defense, has quietly but effectively taken over the role of nickel cornerback from fellow rookie Jimmie Ward, whose season ended with a foot injury. Johnson often will be matched against Jones, a physical veteran receiver who leads Oakland this season with 60 catches and 578 receiving yards.

49ERS PR BRUCE ELLINGTON

vs. RAIDERS’ SPECIAL TEAMS

Ellington is back from the ankle injury that sidelined him the last three games. He hasn’t made any critical errors in his first year as the team’s return man, but he hasn’t added any pop, either. The 49ers are 29th in average punt return (5.4 yards), and the Raiders are allowing 9.5 yards per return, 11th worst in the league.

Matt Barrows

INJURY REPORT

49ERS

▪ Out: T Anthony Davis (concussion), DT Glenn Dorsey (forearm), TE Vance McDonald (back)

▪ Questionable: CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), S Raymond Ventrone (groin)

▪ Probable: WR Michael Crabtree (knee), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), WR Bruce Ellington (ankle), RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder), WR Stevie Johnson (knee), WR Brandon Lloyd (quadricep), DE Ray McDonald (finger), DE Justin Smith (back), T Joe Staley (illness)

RAIDERS

▪ Out: S Jonathan Dowling (back), TE Brian Leonhardt (concussion), T Menelik Watson (ankle, foot)

▪ Questionable: CB Tarell Brown (foot), LB Sio Moore (hip), CB Neiko Thorpe (hand)

▪ Probable: RB Latavius Murray (concussion)

49ERS SCHEDULE

DATE

OPPONENT

RESULTS

Sept. 7

at Dallas

W, 28-17

Sept. 14

vs. Chicago

L, 28-20

Sept. 21

at Arizona

L, 23-14

Sept. 28

vs. Philadelphia

W, 26-21

Oct. 5

vs. Kansas City

W, 22-17

Oct. 13

at St. Louis

W, 31-17

Oct. 19

at Denver

L, 42-17

Oct. 26

Bye

Nov. 2

vs. St. Louis

L, 13-10

Nov. 9

at New Orleans

W, 27-24 (OT)

Nov. 16

at N.Y. Giants

W, 16-10

Nov. 23

vs. Washington

W, 17-13

Nov. 27

vs. Seattle

L, 19-3.

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

Sunday

at Raiders

1:25 p.m.

Dec. 14

at Seattle

1:25 p.m.

Dec. 20

vs. San Diego

5:25 p.m.

Dec. 28

vs. Arizona

1:25 p.m.

RAIDERS SCHEDULE

DATE

OPPONENT

RESULT

Sept. 7

at N.Y. Jets

L, 19-14

Sept. 14

vs Houston

L, 30-14

Sept. 21

at New England

L, 16-9

Sept. 28

vs. Miami (London)

L, 38-14

Oct. 5

BYE

Oct. 12

vs. San Diego

L, 31-28

Oct. 19

Arizona

L, 24-13

Oct. 26

at Cleveland

L, 23-13

Nov. 2

at Seattle

L, 30-24

Nov. 9

vs. Denver

L, 41-17

Nov. 16

at San Diego

L, 13-6

Nov. 20

Kansas City

W, 24-20

Nov. 27

at St. Louis

L, 52-0

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

Sunday

vs. 49ers

1:25 p.m.

Dec. 14

at Kansas City

10 a.m.

Dec. 21

vs. Buffalo

1:25 p.m.

Dec. 28

at Denver

1:25 p.m.

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