The Oakland Raiders will take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16, and here is how you can catch all the action online.
There are only two games left in the 2019 Oakland Raiders season, and incredibly, after a brutal stretch, they are still technically alive in the AFC Playoff race. Sure, four teams needed to win in the 10am PT slate in order for them to continue their quest for the playoffs, but alive is alive at this time of year.
Of course, if those teams do win today, the Raiders will have to do something they have not done in over a month, and that is win an actual football game. Four consecutive losses to the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans, and Jacksonville Jaguars have sent the once 6-4 Raiders reeling, but they can get back on track this afternoon in Carson.
Despite this being a road game on the schedule, it actually could be more of a home game, as there will likely be more Raiders fans than Los Angeles Chargers fans in the stands this afternoon. The Raiders have a strong fan base in Los Angeles, and with the team leaving California for good after the 2019 season, they should be out in full force inside Dignity Health Sports Park.
For the Raiders, they just have to win, and quarterback Derek Carr will be without one of his elite weapons in rookie running back Josh Jacobs. This will be the second time in three games that the rookie has sat out due to his shoulder injury, and they will certainly miss his presence in this one.
Here is how you can catch all of the action Sunday
Who: Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
When: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Time: 1:05 PM PST/4:05 PM EST
Where: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Television Station: CBS, NFL Sunday Ticket
Starting right tackle Trent Brown, who recently was named a Pro Bowler, is also out, and will once again be replaced by Brandon Parker. You can expect the Chargers dominant pass rush duo of Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa to take advantage of that, as Parker is not a starting caliber player at this point in his career.
By the time this game kicks off, the Raiders will know where they stand in terms of their playoff lives, as the four teams they need to win play in the 10am PT slate. For the Raiders, this has been an incredibly disappointing four-game stretch, but maybe a win against a division rival can get their season back on track.