San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders: What’s the Game Plan for Oakland?

The Oakland Raiders must channel the excitement for an emotional final home game into a sound game plan against the San Diego Chargers.

The Chargers won’t suit up and lie down for safety Charles Woodson's home-victory lap in hostile territory.

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates referenced the Black Hole as an exhilarating place to play for the visiting team as well, per reporter Scott Bair: 

San Diego has lost a number of key players due to injuries: 

Nonetheless, the Raiders should prepare for a fight. The Chargers scored 30 points at Qualcomm Stadium in their final home game against the Miami Dolphins in Week 15.


Where’s Woodhead?

The Raiders linebackers, safeties and cornerbacks should take the field on high alert for Chargers running back Danny Woodhead, who can attack a defense from various positions across the offensive formation.

Woodhead scored all four of the San Diego's touchdowns against the Dolphins in Week 15. The offensive game plan kept the Chargers running back on the move, making it difficult to contain him as a receiver.


Woodhead on the Perimeter 

In the Chargers’ previous outing, Woodhead scored the first touchdown as a receiver positioned on the perimeter.

The wide receiver adjacent to Woodhead ran an inside post route, which cleared the sideline and led the high safety away from the action.

Quarterback Philip Rivers made an accurate pass inside a sizable window between the trailing linebacker and the safety.


Woodhead in the Backfield

In his natural position out of the backfield, Woodhead kept this particular play alive by coming back to the quarterback on a touchdown grab.

Rivers missed Woodhead for an easy touch...

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