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3 Key Players on San Diego Chargers Offense vs Raiders

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Oct 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Branden Oliver (43) runs for a touchdown while defended by New York Jets free safety Calvin Pryor (25) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers are going up against the hated Oakland Raiders this weekend and we have to look at the key players on both sides of the ball. I expect it to be a hard-fought battle, but the Chargers are a much better team. If this was Norv Turner and company running the show, I could expect this game to be a little closer, but this team comes in with a different attitude. This team comes in prepped and ready to play football.

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On offense, we all know the normal key players, but here are 3 that we will be focused on this weekend.

Branden Oliver

The rookie of the week will be fresh off of that breakout performance and will have more eyes in his direction this weekend. He will walk into the game as the starter though and should get plenty of opportunities to touch the football. We will need him to have another strong performance. He needs to show the fans that it was not a fluke.

Not many people believe that it was a fluke, but he can put it all to rest with another solid performance. He did do it against the league’s best run defense last weekend. He will now get to face a much weaker defense and should be able to pick up some nice chunks of yards.