November 12, 2002

GANNONíS RECORD PERFORMANCE LIFTS RAIDERS
ON HISTORIC MONDAY NIGHT

Oakland QB RICH GANNON passed his way into the NFL record book Monday night, leading the Raiders to a 34-10 victory over the AFC West rival-Denver Broncos on ABCís Monday Night Footballís 500th telecast.

Gannon completed 34 of his 38 attempts for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns, two of which went to WR JERRY RICE, who became the first player in NFL history to score 200 touchdowns and eclipsed WALTER PAYTONís record for total yardage in a career (Rice now has 21,817 yards).

Completing 29 of his first 30 passes, Gannon put together a string of 21 consecutive completions, setting a single-game NFL record.  The previous mark of 20 consecutive completions was owned by KEN ANDERSON.

Broncos QB BRIAN GRIESE threw for 293 yards in the losing effort.  Denver rookie RB CLINTON PORTIS scored his sixth touchdown of the season and maintained his spot as the NFLís rookie rushing leader (612 yards) by adding 50 yards on the ground.