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Chargers at Raiders: Chargers on Offense

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 9, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) and wide receiver Robert Meachem (12) celebrate after Gates caught a touchdown pass during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Here are a couple of keys for the San Diego Chargers offense tonight against the Oakland Raiders:

NO TURNOVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Can there be enough emphasis put on this?? This one if for you Philip! We have to win the turnover battle and need to learn how to protect the football. It seems that we forgot how to do that the last couple of seasons. Our runningbacks put the ball on the ground and our quarterback throws the ball to the other team. A huge emphasis needs to be put on this.

Score earlyPut some points on the board early and try to get Darren McFadden and the Oakland crowd out of the game as soon as possible.

More Antonio GatesHe is supposed to be faster and skinnier this season. Show us what he’s working with. The Oakland Raiders do not have an answer for him and he needs to get targeted all day long.

Oakland cornersQuick, name one Oakland Raiders cornerback. Nnamdi Asomugha is long gone and there are a couple of guys we never heard of before playing out at corner.

Make us forget who Jared Gaither isKeep Philip Rivers standing. Put up a lot of points and we will forget who Jared Gaither is.