Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers: A Silver and Black Blueprint for Success

This Sunday, Jason Campbell will lead the 5-6 Oakland Raiders as they travel down the California coast to do battle with Phillip Rivers and the red-hot San Diego Chargers.

Bouncing back from an embarrassing loss at home to the Miami Dolphins will be extremely difficult for Oakland.

Things couldn't get much tougher for the Raiders as Norv Turner has the Chargers playing up to their talent level for the first time all year.

The Chargers are beatable as the Raiders proved earlier in the year by squeaking out a 35-27 win against them in week five on the strength of not one, but two blocked punts resulting in nine points.

However, this is not the same Charger team. The Raiders can't rely on special teams to win this time.

San Diego does a lot of things very well—most things in fact, but they have their weaknesses.

What follows is my take on where those weaknesses lie, and how the Raiders can exploit them to earn a much needed victory.

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