Welcome to O.co Coliseum
October, 2, 2011
By Mike Reiss & Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com
Chris Forsberg/ESPN BostonThe view from the press box at O.co Coliseum in Oakland.OAKLAND – Welcome to the O.co Coliseum, where the Patriots (2-1) visit the Raiders (2-1) today (4:15 p.m., CBS):
Weather conditions. Temperatures are expected to climb as high as the mid-70s, with a 10 percent chance of precipitation at kickoff, according to Weather.com. A beautiful day with lots of sun so far and conditions shouldn't be a factor.
Scouts in the house. The 49ers, Texans, Jets and Cowboys are expected to have scouts here today. The Patriots host the Jets next Sunday, while the Raiders visit the Texans.
Mike Reiss/ESPN BostonA look at the Raiders' Gameday program cover.
Corrente gets the call. Referee Tony Corrente is assigned to work today’s game. The Raiders lead the NFL with 30 accepted penalties. The Patriots are tied for ninth with 23.
Field re-sodded. The infield dirt here, as expected, is gone. The Raiders have re-sodded the field.
Television information. Today’s game will be broadcast on CBS, with Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcots (analysis) on the call.
National anthem & Magic Johnson in the house. The national anthem will be performed by Brian McKnight. Also, Magic Johnson tweeted that he plans to attend today's game.