Programming note: Live from Bay Area

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders' Black Hole isn't limited to their stadium. I can tell you it extends to surrounding hotels.

It's a party scene down here, with fans milling around inside and outside hotels decked out in Raider-themed hats, jewelry, shirts, jackets, pants and even shoes. It's probably a good thing the St. Louis Rams decided to stay in San Francisco the night before their Week 2 game at the Oakland Coliseum.

I'll be covering that game Sunday and then staying in the Bay Area to watch the Monday night game between the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Then it's back to Seattle for the San Diego Chargers and Seahawks at Qwest Field in Week 3.

Looking forward to Week 2. Oh, and if you haven't left predictions for NFC West games this week, please do share your knowledge right here.