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The 2006 NFL preseason kicks off with the Oakland Raiders vs. the
Philadelphia Eagles in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday August 6th.

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2006 NFL Preseason Kicks Off In Canton 

The NFL preseason of 65 games - 15 on national TV - kicks off at 8:00 PM ET Sunday night with the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in the birthplace of the NFL - Canton, Ohio - this year between the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles.

The game will mark the "re-debut" of a longtime NFL partner. It will be televised by NBC-TV, which this year returns to broadcasting the NFL for the first time in eight years. NBC had carried NFL games for 28 seasons, from 1970-97.

Announcing the game will be a well-known pair - AL MICHAELS and JOHN MADDEN. They debut on NBC after teaming on Monday Night Football for four years from 2002-05.

The game will mark another "re-debut." ART SHELL is a member of the Hall of Fame class of 1989 who won a Super Bowl XI ring as a player under Madden and followed him as coach of the Raiders (1989-94). This year Shell returns at the helm of the club after a 12-year span. That same-team coaching respite ties for the fourth longest in NFL history.

Coach Team
Tenure 1
Final Year
Tenure 2
First Year
Year Span
Joe Bach Pittsburgh
Chuck Knox L.A. Rams
Ted Marchibroda Baltimore/Indianapolis
Walt Kiesling Pittsburgh
Joe Gibbs Washington
Art Shell L.A./Oakland Raiders

It will be a special weekend for the Eagles, too, as one of their greatest players ever, defensive end-tackle White, is inducted into the Hall. The team retired his number (92) last season.

Raiders Notes:

Club 2-0 in HOF Games
Former head coach JOHN MADDEN (1969-78) to be inducted into HOF & presented by team owner AL DAVIS (HOF '92)
Head coach ART SHELL (HOF '89) guides team for 1st time since 1989-94, compiling 56-41 (.577) record
Veteran QB AARON BROOKS makes club debut. Brooks ties for 4th-most TD passes in past 5 yrs (111), trailing PEYTON MANNING (159), BRETT FAVRE (141) & TOM BRADY (123)
 WR BURL TOLER is the grandson and namesake of the NFL's first African American game official More>>>
RB LA MONT JORDAN led NFL RBs w/ 70 catches in '05 & ranked 8th in AFC w/ 1,025 rush yards
Since start of career in '98 (128 games), WR RANDY MOSS has 98 TD catches, most in NFL
DE DERRICK BURGESS led NFL in '05 w/ 16.0 sacks & can be 1st to lead league in consecutive yrs since '06 HOFer REGGIE WHITE (1987-88). Burgess played for Eagles from 2001-04. DT WARREN SAPP has played in 10+ games in each of his 11 seasons

Eagles Notes:

First HOF appearance since '92
HOF inductee REGGIE WHITE recorded more sacks (124) than games played (121) in 8 seasons with Phi ('85-92)
Head coach ANDY REID has highest win total (77) & win pct. (.621) in team history
QB DONOVAN MC NABB has 2.24 career INT pct. (66 in 2,943 att.), best among active QBs & 2nd all-time (NEIL O'DONNELL, 2.11, min. 1,500 att.)
RB BRIAN WESTBROOK has 60+ catches in each of past 2 years
2nd-year WR REGGIE BROWN led '05 NFL rookies with 571 rec. yards. Set club rookie mark with 43 catches
L.J. SMITH ranked 8th among TEs with 682 rec. yards in '05
 T JON RUNYAN has started 144 consecutive games, 4th-longest current streak among active players
DE DARREN HOWARD makes Phi debut after posting 44.5 sacks in 6 seasons with Saints.


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