The Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings face off in a curious-looking matchup that'll be distributed throughout the West Coast and most of the country West of the Mississippi River plus most of the upper Midwest. So a middle-tier CBS announcing team showing up for their game makes sense, as neither team is assured of making the playoffs at this point. Never to fear though, as Kevin Harlan is one of the best play-by-play men in the game, and should have a grand time calling what figures to be a strange one in the Metrodome.
As the AFC West leaders, the Raiders will have a target on their back. Their success is crucial to everyone watching in Denver, Kansas City and the San Diego markets, as all three teams are only a game behind the Raiders in the AFC West standings.