Power Surge; The Raiders Run All Over The Chargers 28-13 and Eye The Playoffs

The word "Luck" is defined as, "The force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities, and good fortune; advantage or success, considered as the result of chance."

But no one would have guessed that anything like this would happen. 

San Diego Chargers fans believed that the Oakland Raiders possessed this “luck” when the Raiders defeated their beloved Chargers way back in early October; if one were to talk to Raider fans, they will tell you that special teams and forcing turnovers brought success to the silver and black against their AFC West rivals. 

No matter which side you believe, the end result was the Raiders getting the victory and the Chargers seeing their 13 game winning streak over Oakland snapped.

Now fast forward to this past Sunday in San Diego, where it did not take the Oakland Raiders long to set the tone and jump all over the Chargers. This was clearly a tale of two completely different teams: San Diego was on fire having won four in a row, and looking like the team many experts picked to win the AFC West.

Oakland was at the opposite of the spectrum: They had just lost two in a row, could not settle on a starting quarterback and looked to be heading back to the AFC West cellar once again.

Much maligned QB Jason Campbell wasted no time in doing his best Kenny “The Snake” Stabler impression, scoring a nine yard touchdown run on Oakland’s second possession after Chargers RB Darren Sproles muffed a Shane Lechler punt. 

From that point on, it was all Raider football, as Campbell guided Oakland to a 28-13 victory and back into playoff contention.

Special teams and “luck” did not make the difference today. No, this game was won by playing solid aggressive defense and establishing a consistent running game. 

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