Opponent Profile: Can The Raiders Beat Suddenly Sinking Chargers?The San Diego Chargers have lost three straight games, the last two by whopping margins. Does this mean the winless Oakland Raiders have a chance to beat them? The Silver & Black came close in the teams' first matchup in Oakland, but this Week 11 contest will be in San Diego. There are always a lot of Raiders fans in San Diego, though, so maybe this is Oakland's chance to get into the win column and avoid a 16-game losing streak.
San Diego Hoping For A Mile High City MiracleWhen the San Diego Chargers went into Denver last month and beat the Broncos, no doubt some eyebrows were raised. Now, imagine if they do it again this Sunday.
Bolts Look To Defy Odds Two Weekends In A RowBeing the sixth and final seed in the NFL playoffs usually means you're a sizable underdog. When it comes to the San Diego Chargers, that holds true a second weekend straight.
Chargers Hoping For A Surprise In CincinnatiIf you ask many people around the NFL to give you a prediction for this weekend's San Diego-Cincinnati AFC Wild Card game, most folks would lean towards the Bengals.
Raiders Fade In Second Half, Poor Team Grades Result In Loss Against ChargersThe Oakland Raiders kicked a tying field goal with just 10 seconds left in the first half against the San Diego Chargers on the road at Qualcomm Stadium, but the home team dominated the second half as the Silver and Black could do nothing noteworthy on offense in the 26-13 loss.
Raiders Can Focus On Evaluating Talent For 2014 Instead Of Worrying About Injuries This Week In San DiegoThe 4-10 Oakland Raiders have a mostly-healthy roster for their Week 16 matchup on the road against the 7-7 San Diego Chargers, which means the Silver and Black will be focusing on shaping their 2014 plans a little early this holiday season.
Raiders Can Play Spoiler For Chargers' Playoff Hopes On SundayThe underachieving San Diego Chargers are 7-7 and just one game out of a postseason slot in the AFC hierarchy, so when the Oakland Raiders travel south this weekend, they have a chance to bury the Bolts in 2013.
Top 10 NFL Comeback Player CandidatesThere are a large number of high-profile players who, due to injuries or poor performance, disappointed last season. Here are 10 who are poised to return to form this year.
Disappointing Chargers Team Hopes to End Season on Positive NoteThe 6-9 Chargers have failed to make the playoffs for a third straight year. Head coach Norv Turner will likely not return for the 2013 campaign. San Diego is led by quarterback Philip Rivers, running back Ryan Mathews, receiver Malcom Floyd, and tight end Antonio Gates.
Jacoby Ford Still Out, Janikowski Probable As Raiders Hope Dolphins Don't Add Insult To InjurySpecial teams, along with several other Silver and Black units are banged up. A struggling Miami Dolphins offer an opportunity for Oakland to get their first win, but it will be dependent on the Raiders bench stepping up in key areas.
Key Offensive Injuries On Both Sides Present Challenges, Opportunities For Raiders-ChargersWith core offensive weapons missing on both sides of the ball—wide receiver Jacoby Ford for Oakland, running back Ryan Mathews for San Diego...
San Diego Chargers Mathews Questionable, Rivers Still A ThreatThe storied rivalry of the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders kicks off Week 1. Last season, the Chargers beat the Raiders in the season finale...