Sunday's game between the Raiders and Ravens could be the last the NFL plays on a baseball infield.
With the Athletics eliminated from playoff contention, the Raiders will get the all-grass field back when they play their next home game Oct. 11 against Denver.
With the Raiders playing on a one-year lease in Oakland and in talks with the San Diego Chargers about a new Los Angeles-area stadium, this could be their final season at the only remaining venue that is shared by an NFL team and a Major League Baseball team.
The dirt has not been unkind to the Raiders. They are 5-4 over the past six seasons with the infield that runs between the 20-yard lines and 12-19 with the all-grass field.
•BRADY PUMPS DOWN THE VOLUME: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took the air out of what began as a raucous environment at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills fans were buzzing all week in a bid to set a record for loudest outdoor stadium. They even raised enough money to have a Guinness World Record official on hand to measure the decibel level. The results were not revealed and fans began heading for the exits in the final minute of the third quarter, after Stephen Gostkowski hit a 50-yard field goal to up New England's lead to 37-13 in an eventual 40-32 victory.
•RIVERS MOVES UP IN LOSS: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers' two TD passes against the Bengals moved him ahead of former Redskins star Sonny Jurgensen into 14th on the career list with 256. His first TD pass in the 24-19 loss at Cincinnati moved him ahead of Dan Fouts for the franchise record. Fouts was at Paul Brown Stadium covering the game as a TV analyst.
•THE COMPLETIONS KEEP COMING: Saints quarterback Drew Brees moved past former Dolphins star and Hall of Famer Dan Marino for third in completions with his 4,968th career connection early in a 26-19 loss to the Buccaneers. Brees only trails Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.
•GREAT STARTS: Arizona's David Johnson set a club record by returning the opening kickoff 108 yards against the Bears. The previous Cardinals record was a 106-yarder by Roy Green against Dallas on Oct. 21, 1979.