Oakland Raiders Head Down To San Diego To Defeat an Old Nemesis

 The Oakland Raider first played their AFC West rivals back in 1960. Now, 50 years later, the Oakland Raiders are traveling to San Diego to play the San Diego Chargers in a battle to stay in playoff contention.

The Oakland Raiders defeated the Chargers the majority of their meetings. The record is an astounding 50 wins versus 30 losses. The Oakland Raiders at this time are climbing out of a pot hole. The Oakland Raiders as  are 5-6 with a recent loss to the Miami Dolphins. Will there be any difference in the play ability of the Oakland Raiders this week? Most importantly is will the team play a complete game from beginning to end and defeat their rivals?

  The Oakland Raiders primary focus needs to be on Chargers QB Phillips Rivers. The defensive line will need to get the hurries and sacks that did not appear in last weeks game. The front four of the Oakland Raiders have already proven that they are fearsome. The problem is consistancy. One week the Oakland Raiders are tossing the QB around like a rag doll, then the next week they are leaving holes open for the opponents running backs and the sacks and hurries are few.

 The rivalry is the key this weekend. The Oakland Raiders at this point are 3-0 against  their rivals. This is surprising to many  because the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs look prety good this year. In fact it would appears that these two teams are progressing game to game.

  As for the Raiders, well, its pretty typical that there are two teams in Oakland. The underachievers and the over achievers.

 The Raidernation watched some great games when the overachievers defeated the Denver Broncos 59-10. Then there was the 23-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs and the bad play calling refs. Actually Jacoby Ford won that game and has since been an overachieving superstar for the Silver and Black. Finally was the defeat over the San Diego Charge...

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