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It's Zach Miller vs. Zach Miller in Raiders-Jaguars

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    OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Zach Miller #80 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 22, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Zach Miller

    This Sunday's Oakland Raiders game against the Jacksonville Jaguars may seem like something out of an Abbott & Costello sketch.

    Who's playing tight end for the Raiders? Zach Miller.

    Who's playing tight end for the Jaguars? Zach Miller.

    Before you go and nyuck-nyuck me like I'm some kinda wise guy, please realize that both teams' starting tight ends are named Zach Miller.

    The Raiders' Zach Miller needs no introduction. He was a Pro Bowl alternate last year, and has led the Raiders in receptions for the last two seasons plus the current one.

    The Jaguars' Zach Miller is a second-year player who did not begin starting until mid-November of this year. He's got 20 catches this season for 216 yards.

    "I knew who he was when he got drafted," the Raiders' Zach Miller told the Oakland Tribune. "I thought it was kind of funny there was another Zach Miller playing tight end, too."

    And yes, they both spell "Zach" with an H.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who's glad this is not one of those weeks where "I Don't Know" is playing quarterback for the Raiders.