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The Raiders took over and Palmer led the seven-play, 33-yard drive that ended with Janikowski’s field goal from the infield dirt. With the Miami Marlins getting a new ballpark this year, Oakland is the only stadium still shared by NFL and Major League Baseball teams.

The Raiders spiced up the home opener with a performance by rapper Ice Cube, who overcame a glitch on his microphone before getting a sold-out Coliseum crowd on its feet, singing lyrics and waving in unison. Gene Simmons from “Kiss” sang the national anthem, and former coach Tom Flores ignited the eternal flame in memory of owner Al Davis.

The season started the way last season ended for these two California franchises.

The Raiders would have won the AFC West had they beaten San Diego at home in the season finale. Instead, they lost 38-26 at home and missed the postseason for the ninth straight season.


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