[an error occurred while processing this directive]Offensive matchups
Traditionally a blocker for the running back, Oakland’s man sticks to that role while Tampa Bay’s is used more as a battering-ram runner and pass receiver.
Bucs Raiders
No. 40 Mike Alstott No. 40 Jon Ritchie
6-foot-1, 248 pounds 6-foot-1, 250 pounds
College: Purdue College: Stanford
Hometown: Joliet, IL Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Salary: $600,000 Salary: $525,000
Years in league: 7 Years in league: 5
Backup: Jameel Cook Backup: Zack Crockett

Just like it sounds, his primary responsibility is to run the ball. Also can catch passes.
Bucs Raiders
No. 32 Michael Pittman No. 25 Charlie Garner
6-foot-5, 45% pounds 5-foot-10, 190 pounds
College: Fresno State College: Tennessee
Hometown: San Diego Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
Salary: $525,000 Salary: $1,525,000
Years in league: 5 Years in league: 9
Backup: Aaron Stecker Backup: Tyrone Wheatley

Catch passes from the quarterback. Oakland’s corps boasts two certain Hall of Famers, Tampa Bay’s leading receiver is known more for his outspoken demeanor.
Bucs Raiders
No. 19 Keyshawn Johnson No. 81 Tim Brown
6-foot-4, 212 pounds 6-foot, 195 pounds
College: USC College: Notre Dame
Hometown: Los Angeles Hometown: Dallas
Years in league: 7 Years in league: 15
Salary: $1,500,000 Salary: $2,650,000
No. 87 Keenan McCardell No. 80 Jerry Rice
6-foot-1, 191 pounds 6-foot-2, 200 pounds
College: Nevada-Las Vegas College: Miss. Valley State
Hometown: Houston Hometown: Crawford, Miss.
Years in league: 11 Years in league: 18
Salary: $750,000 Salary: $850,000
Backups: Joe Jurevicius Backups: Jerry Porter
Karl Williams Marcus Knight

Perhaps the most important man on the field, he directs the entire offense. Can pass or run. Oakland’s quarterback is the league MVP, but many argue Tampa Bay’s also had a season worthy of the award.
Bucs Raiders
No. 14 Brad Johnson No. 12 Rich Gannon
6-foot-5, 224 pounds 6-foot-3, 210 pounds
College: Florida State College: Delaware
Hometown: Black Mountain, N.C. Hometown: Philadelphia
Years in league: 11 Years in league: 15
Salary: $3,500,000 Salary: $1,000,000
Backup: Rob Johnson Backup: Marques Tuiasosopo

Lines up on right side of offensive line, usually as blocker but also useful as a receiver. Both teams utilize frequently in offenses that favor short passes.
Bucs Raiders
No. 84 Ken Dilger No. 88 Doug Jolley
6-foot-5, 255 pounds 6-foot-4, 250 pounds
College: Illinois College: Brigham Young
Hometown: Mariah Hill, Ind. Hometown: St. George, Utah
Years in league: 8 Years in league: Rookie
Salary: $650,000 Salary: $225,000
Backup: Rickey Dudley Backup: Marcus Williams

Snaps the ball to the quarterback to begin play, makes blocking calls for the rest of the offensive line.
Bucs Raiders
No. 62 Jeff Christy No. 63 Barret Robbins
6-foot-3, 285 pounds 6-foot-3, 320
College: Pittsburgh College: TCU
Hometown: Freeport, Pa. Hometown: Houston
Years in league: 10 Years in league: 8
Salary: $2,000,000 Salary: $1,000,000
Backup: Todd Washington Backup: Adam Treu

Anchors left side of offensive line, number one duty is protection of a quarterback’s blind side from opponent’s best pass rusher.
Bucs Raiders
No. 72 Roman Oben No. 65 Barry Sims
6-foot-4, 305 6-foot-5, 300
College: Louisville College: Utah
Hometown: Washington, D.C. Hometown: Park City, Utah
Years in league: 7 Years in league: 4
Salary: $525,000 Salary: $450,000
Backup: Lomas Brown Backup: Chad Slaughter

Like left tackle, must protect quarterback from outside pass rushers. Oakland’s is a longtime veteran, Tampa Bay’s adjusted after moving from left tackle.
Bucs Raiders
No. 67 Kenyatta Walker No. 72 Lincoln Kennedy
6-foot-5, 302 pounds 6-foot-6, 335 pounds
College: Florida College: Washington
Hometown: Meridian, Miss. Hometown: San Diego
Years in league: 2 Years in league: 10
Salary: $430,000 Salary: $1,400,000
Backup: Cornell Green Backup: Langston Walker

Between tackle and center, also important in pass protection but can pull in running formations. Tampa Bay’s played despite a broken leg and broken eye socket.
Bucs Raiders
No. 71 Kerry Jenkins No. 74 Matt Stinchcomb
6-foot-5, 305 pounds 6-foot-6, 310 pounds
College: Troy State College: Georgia
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Hometown: Lilburn, Ga.
Years in league: 5 Years in league: 4
Salary: $600,000 Salary: $492,500
Backup: Todd Washington Backup: Brad Badger

Duties similar to left guard. Oakland’s is a former Buc, Tampa Bay’s has recovered from an early-season knee injury.
Bucs Raiders
No. 60 Cosey Coleman No. 73 Frank Middleton
6-foot-4, 322 pounds 6-foot-4, 330
College: Tennessee College: Arizona
Hometown: Clarkston, Ga. Hometown: Beaumont, Tex.
Years in league: 3 Years in league: 6
Salary: $375,000 Salary: $525,000
Backup: Cornell Green Backup: Brad Badger

Handles kickoffs, field goals and points after touchdowns. Last year’s Super Bowl was decided by a kicker.
Bucs Raiders
No. 7 Martin Gramatica No. 11 Sebastian Janikowski
5-foot-8, 170 pounds 6-foot-2, 255 pounds
College: Kansas State College: Florida State
Hometown: LaBelle Hometown: Daytona Beach
Years in league: 4 Years in league: 3
Salary: $450,000 Salary: $700,000
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