Due to the Oakland Athletics in Major League Baseball hosting a playoff game this weekend, the start time for the Raiders and Chargers has been pushed to 11:30pm ET. It’s not often that fans on the west coast get a night game, but that is exactly what will take place. Originally slated for CBS, NFL Network will now come in and pick up the coverage.
Sun., Oct. 6th, 2013 @ 11:30pm ET
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
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Chargers by 4 ~ 45 o/u @ BetOnline
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San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers appears to be rolling right now, coming off of a big win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4. The Chargers know that they are up against a tall task with Denver in the division, as well a with Kansas City playing great.
The Chargers get a chance for a division win on the road against Oakland, who lost 24-14 to Washington in Week 4.
The quarterback position with the Raiders is still something that is not totally solidified, and it continues to show each week in the game plan. Oakland is simply not sharp on that side of the ball, which puts pressure on their defense to be perfect.
With Darren McFadden out, that places an even bigger emphasis on Terrelle Pryor, who will get the start against San Diego on Sunday, while Matt Flynn falls to the No.3 quarterback on the roster this week behind Matt Mcgloin, an undrafted free agent.
With Rivers playing with a ton of confidence, we can expect him to sling it around the field. The Raiders secondary will be tested this week. The Chargers pass attack ranks 6th in the NFL this season, averaging 291.3 yards per game. San Diego has scored 28 or more points in three of their four games so far.