Chargers-Raiders Preview Capsule
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (6-2) at OAKLAND (1-7)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Chargers by 10
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Los Angeles 4-4, Oakland 2-6
SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 63-53-2
LAST MEETING - Chargers beat 26-10, Oct. 7
LAST WEEK - Chargers beat Seahawks, 25-17; Raiders lost to 49ers, 34-3
AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 6, Raiders No. 32
CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (5), PASS (12).
CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (20), PASS (18).
RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (24), PASS (15).
RAIDERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (32), PASS (24).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers have won three straight in series. ... Los Angeles QB Philip Rivers completed 75 of 100 passes for 994 yards, six TDs, no INTs, 126.0 rating in last three vs. Oakland. ... Chargers won five straight overall and have best record at midpoint since 2006. ... Chargers activated K Michael Badgley from practice squad after Caleb Sturgis released following two missed PATs, one missed FG last week. Badgley made all three FGs and seven PATs in two games earlier this year. ... Chargers averaging league-high 7.72 yards per play on first down. ... Los Angeles has 14 sacks past four games; Oakland allowed 14 sacks in last three games. ... Raiders allowed second most points as a franchise through eight games (252), tied for second-fewest takeaways (6). ... Oakland allowing 6.76 yards per play, most for any team since merger through eight games. ... Raiders lost four straight by at least 14 points for first time in franchise history. Longest single-season streak in the NFL since merger is six. ... Oakland's 31-point loss last week was most lopsided in coach Jon Gruden's career. ... Raiders have been outscored 55-3 in last five quarters. ... Oakland allowing 113.9 passer rating, on pace for worst in franchise history. Worst for any team over full season is 116.2 for Saints in 2015. ... Raiders QB Derek Carr sacked 24 times, tied for second most in career over full season. ... Raiders stand last in NFL with seven sacks. Oakland released leading pass rusher Bruce Irvin two months after trading star LB Khalil Mack. ... Fantasy tip: Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has 394 yards from scrimmage, three TDs in last three meetings with Raiders. Gordon has three 100-yard rushing games in last four overall.
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