The Oakland Raiders head down south to play their division rival, the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16. Here are three Raiders to watch in round two of this year’s rivalry.
Well, the last game at the Coliseum is over and winning the lottery might be more likely than the Oakland Raiders making the playoffs this season. For the Raiders, all that is left to play for is a chance to beat up on their rivals. Week 16 will be the last time the organization gets to take part in the old fashion Bay Area and Los Angeles rivalry.
Oakland won the first bout back in November by a very thin margin – 2 points – and the teams appeared to be very evenly matched. As the old cliché goes, it’s hard to beat a team twice and the phrase holds even more weight when the first contest is a tight one. Also, the Chargers should have plenty of confidence after demolishing the Jaguars two weeks ago and watching the Raiders struggle mightily against the same opponent last week.
The Silver and Black have a strong following in Southern California so even away from their own building, the team should still have a “home-field” advantage. Hopefully, this works in the team’s favor and Los Angeles’s chapter of Raider Nation can go home happy.
With both teams playing for pride and bragging rights, here are three players to watch.