Greg Papa, the voice of the Oakland Raiders, will again team with former Raiders quarterback, head coach and assistant coach Tom Flores. Flores is one of only two people in NFL history to earn a Super Bowl ring as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He won world championships as a reserve quarterback with the Kansas City Chiefs (Super Bowl IV), as a Raiders assistant coach (Super Bowl XI) and as head coach of the Silver and Black (Super Bowls XV and XVIII). On the sidelines, joining the broadcast is Raiders former Pro Bowl tackle, Lincoln Kennedy.
In the second quarter, Carr was intercepted again, this time by Richard Sherman . Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka added a field goal to put the Seahawks up 17-3. Meanwhile, the Raiders were unable to stop turning the ball over. After Hauschka's field goal, on the ensuing kickoff, . Carrie's return was fumbled at the Oakland 25 and recovered by Hauschka himself at the 31 yard line. Though the Seahawks were unable to turn it into any points on Hauschka's missed field goal, Lynch picked up his second rushing touchdown of the day later in the quarter, this time from 5 yards out, and the Seahawks led 24-3 at halftime. To start the second half, however, the Raiders scored in less than a minute by blocking Jon Ryan 's punt and recovering it in the end zone for a touchdown. With 5 minutes left in the third, Carr connected with tight end Mychal Rivera on a 1-yard touchdown pass to bring Oakland to within 7. Hauschka added two more field goals early in the fourth quarter and the Seahawks had a 13-point advantage with just over 9 minutes remaining. It took the Raiders until two plays after the 2-minute warning to score. Carr hooked up with Rivera again on another 1-yard touchdown pass and left it up to an onside kick to determine the outcome. Unfortunately for Oakland, their onside kick try was recovered by Seattle's Jermaine Kearse , and the Seahawks hung on to claim the victory, 30-24.
The 2001 Oakland Raiders season was the club’s 42nd season, and 32nd in the National Football League . The club acquired wide receiver Jerry Rice through free agency . Rice excelled with his new team, catching 83 passes for 1,139 yards and 9 touchdowns. None of the team's six regular-season losses and seven total losses were by more than a touchdown. The Raiders would qualify for the postseason, but lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in a divisional playoff game . The loss was controversial; with a minute and 43 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and the Raiders winning 13-10, cornerback Charles Woodson appeared to force a fumble on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady that was recovered by the Raiders, but the play was ruled an incomplete pass . The Patriots tied the game in the ensuing drive and then won in overtime.