Raiders vs Chargers : The California fires are wrecking havoc on the West Coast and creating a very dangerous environment that has already caused a tragic amount of life to be lost. Football is obviously secondary to safety, but the NFL is monitoring the situation ahead of Week 10, with multiple games set to be played in the state of California.
NFL Football Week 10
Raiders vs Chargers
Date : Sunday, November 11
Time : 4:05 Pm Et
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The Chargers and Raiders are scheduled play in Oakland on Sunday, while the Seahawks and Rams are going toe-to-toe in Los Angeles. Both games are in the 4 p.m. ET window.
“We are monitoring conditions in California and are in close communication with the clubs and local authorities,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement. “At this point, both the Los Angeles Chargers-Oakland Raiders game and the Seattle Seahawks-Los Angeles Rams game will kick off as scheduled.”
The Rams already cancelled their practice on Friday as a result of the air quality, with Sean McVay saying he preferred to have the players be with their families instead of the team.
“We just felt like, most importantly, it was for the guys to be with their families, their wives, their kids, and kind of be with that support structure and do things the right way and not have them come in and be totally distracted,” McVay told reporters on a conference call.
According to the Rams, about 50 different members of the organization have been forced to evacuate as a result of the fires.
Get live updates, news and analysis Sunday at 1:05 p.m. as the Raiders try to straighten things out at the Coliseum when they face the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Raiders can’t help but play better than their last game, when they were embarrassed on national television in an indescribably bad 34-3 loss to the 49ers last Thursday. Oakland’s defense was torched by Nick Mullens, who was taking his first NFL snaps. The defeat sent the Raiders into a tie with the New York Giants with the NFL’s worst record at 1-7.Raiders vs Chargers
Ranked just 27th in defense, the Raiders are no doubt a welcome sight for the Chargers, who have won five straight games and are just a game behind the first-place Chiefs in the AFC West. The Chargers are fresh off a solid effort in their 25-17 win over the Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday.
Philip Rivers, who has made a habit out of beating the Raiders, is having another impressive season — he’s thrown 19 touchdowns with just three interceptions.
The Raiders will not only have to deal with Rivers and the Chargers’ passing game, but running back Melvin Gordon, sixth in the league in rushing with 1,105 yards, should also be difficult to handle.
In the teams’ first meeting, Rivers and Co. had little trouble disposing of the Raiders, beating them 26-10 on Oct. 7 in Los Angeles.