Where: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
When: December 22, 2013, 4:25 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, Game Rewind
The San Diego Chargers are hanging onto a thread of hope for the playoffs. The team needs all kinds of things to go in our favor in order for us to get that chance. Before the game even starts on Sunday, we should know if the team is still alive. We will all be Buffalo Bills fans for the day. We will also be rooting for the New England Patriots while we are watching the San Diego Chargers. All kinds of things need to go right.
The Chargers have been hot though. We just knocked off the Denver Broncos last Thursday and knocked off the Giants the week before that. Ryan Mathews has been running with authority and has helped the Chargers dominate the time of possession.
The Oakland Raiders already knocked off the Chargers once this season and they would love to sweep the Chargers this season. If they are going to get anything done this year, might as well sweep a division rival.
The Chargers might not have anything to play for as far as the playoffs, but they would hate to get swept by the Oakland Raiders. They have their pride going into this game and would love to make their stamp on the AFC West. The Chargers have played down to their competition a few times this season. They will have to avoid that trap this time around. It seems that they were able to make good things happen against the terrible Giants last time. Time to take out some pain on the Raiders.
Chargers 35 – Raiders 17