What you need to know about the ‘Niners’ Super Bowl bid

The Super Bowl is officially in the books, and the Oakland Raiders will face off against the San Francisco 49ers in a historic game.

Here are 10 things to know before the first quarter begins.


The Raiders are up 2-0.

The Niners are up 1-0 after halftime.

The 49ers are 2-1.

It’s a wild, wild game.

The score is 1-1 on the 49ers’ first series, but there are some big plays left to be made.

It is the first time this season the 49er’s have beaten the Raiders.

The first touchdown was on a 49ers fumble.

The next touchdown came on a 4-yard reception by 49ers quarterback Kyle Orton, who caught the ball and ran it up the sideline for a 14-yard gain.

It was the first of two big plays that led to 49ers touchdowns in the third quarter.

The fourth was a 49er punt return, with Orton throwing it away in the end zone for a touchdown.

The fifth was a 35-yard pass by Orton to running back Latavius Murray for a first down that gave the Raiders a 20-0 lead.

The sixth was a 53-yard field goal by Orron to tie the game at 20.

The seventh came on the Raiders’ first drive of the fourth quarter, when they ran it back to the Oakland 23, with the 49s having to punt.

The final touchdown came when Orton threw a pass to rookie tight end Garrett Celek for a 3-yard score.

The game was tied 24-24 with 2:42 left.

The only score was a 31-yard touchdown pass from Orton and the 49ingers were unable to convert.

The other 49ers scores came on three of the four drives in the final four minutes of the game.

It capped a wild night in Oakland.

The win gives the Raiders their first playoff berth in 21 years.

The team is the second-youngest team in the NFL, but the 49’s are only the second team to win the Super Bowl.

They won it in 1984.


The Chargers will face the Raiders in the wild card game.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, left, celebrates with receiver Keenan Allen, right, and running back Melvin Gordon during a game against the Oakland Raider’s at the Alamodome on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2019.

Rivers threw two touchdown passes, including a 35, to Allen and Gordon for a 19-7 lead in the second half.


The Giants will host the 49-49ers in the divisional round of the playoffs.

The teams have not played since a 23-10 win in Week 2.

They are 3-0, with two wins coming in overtime.

The winner of that game will advance to the division round, which is set for Feb. 14.

The loser of that matchup would have to play in the conference championship game, which would be played March 5 in Kansas City.


The Cowboys will host Rams quarterback Carson Wentz in the NFC title game.

Wentz completed 17-of-26 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown Sunday.

He was pressured seven times and threw five interceptions.


The Patriots will host Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the AFC title game in London.

Flacco is 8-3 as a starter, with four wins coming against AFC teams.

He has thrown 16 touchdown passes against five interceptions, with his longest pass of the night coming in the fourth overtime game of the season.


The Browns will host Jets quarterback Geno Smith in the Jets-Jets divisional playoff game.

Smith threw for 2,036 yards with 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions Sunday.


The Saints will host Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in the Superbowl rematch of Super Bowl XLIX.

Carr threw for 439 yards with 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions Sunday in his second season with the Raiders after being acquired in a trade from Denver.

Carr is 6-0 as a starting quarterback in the playoffs with four victories and one loss.


The Broncos will host Patriots receiver Julian Edelman in the first meeting of the AFC Championship Game in London against the Patriots.

Edelman caught two touchdown catches for 39 yards Sunday.


The Eagles will host Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota in the season opener.

Mariota was 5-3 against the Titans this season, with one win coming against them.

Marioto threw for 323 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-27 win over the Titans in London last year.


The Ravens will host Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the regular-season opener.

Tannehil threw for 423 yards and three touchdowns against the Jets last year, but his performance against the Bills on Sunday was marred by a late fumble.