The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have a long and storied history against one another. The two teams will continue that rivalry on Sunday afternoon in Oakland with the two teams going in very different direction. The Chargers come into the game with a 1-3 record while the Raiders are 3-1 so far in 2016. San Diego has been able to put up points in bunches early on this season however while Oakland has found themselves in some shootouts of their own. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Chargers lost 35-34 to the New Orleans Saints last week but have scored at least 22 points in each of their first four games this season. Philip Rivers has passed for 1,110 yards, seven touchdowns and only one interception so far this season. Travis Benjamin has been a beast in the pass game with 21 catches for 277 yards and two touchdowns while Melvin Gordon is looking much better on the ground with 230 rushing yards and six touchdowns. The defense will have their hands full with the Oakland passing game but have been playing better overall as the season wears on.
The Raiders scored a 28-27 win on the road against the Baltimore Ravens last week. Derek Carr has thrown for 1,066 yards, nine touchdowns and just one interception. Amari Cooper has 20 catches for 318 yards while Michael Crabtree has 26 catches for 308 yards and four touchdowns. Latavius Murray leads Oakland in rushing with 172 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. There is a lot to like about the Raiders defense but slowing down Rivers is a completely different animal than a lot of the quarterbacks Oakland has seen this season. This could be a long afternoon for both teams.
San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Time: 4:25 P.M. ET
Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland
TV Channel: CBS
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