Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers: Full Oakland Game Preview

The Oakland Raiders had two weeks of preparation for their Week 7 matchup with the San Diego Chargers, but that doesn’t make conquering their challengers an easier task.

The Chargers' 2-4 record isn’t indicative of Philip Rivers’ play. He’s on pace to surpass records set by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. In a bit of a mismatch, Oakland’s suspect pass defense will match up against the Chargers' high-powered passing attack.

On the flip side, Oakland has the personnel to attack the weaknesses in the Chargers lineup.

One particular cornerback within San Diego’s secondary has surrendered five touchdowns, albeit three in one game, but he’s a primary target for quarterback Derek Carr. The Chargers also field an unbalanced offense, ranking 29th in rushing yards.

The Raiders welcome back a key addition to special teams and hope to regain traction on the ground with a healthier Latavius Murray in the backfield. 

What’s the buzz between these two division rivals? What should we look out for in this matchup? Will the Raiders snap a three-game skid at Qualcomm Stadium?


Location: Qualcomm Stadium; San Diego

Date: Sunday, Oct. 25

Time: 1:05 p.m. PT / 4:05 p.m. ET


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