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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders: Week 10 open thread

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at RingCentral Coliseum on November 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at RingCentral Coliseum on November 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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It’s a short week for the Los Angeles Chargers who go on the road to battle the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football.

Not only will this be the last trip for the Chargers into the ‘Black Hole’ inside the Oakland Coliseum, but it will also be a key game inside the AFC West division.

After starting the season 2-5, many people were quick to write the Chargers off. But after two straight wins, they now have a chance to get to .500. On the other side of the field, the Raiders have been much better than most expected them to be.

Top storylines

  • After dominating the Green Bay Packers in all three phases of the game last week, how will the Chargers look in this game? Can that performance be duplicated?
  • The Raiders’ Josh Jacobs could be running away with the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Can the Chargers slow him and the Raiders’ rushing attack down?
  • Melvin Gordon rushed for 80 yards and a couple of touchdowns last week. Has the rust from the offseason finally worn off?

Inactives

Chargers: Justin Jones, Roderic Teamer, Justin Jackson, Cortez Broughton, Geremy Davis, Sam Tevi, Easton Stick

Raiders: DeShone Kizer, Brandon Parker, Keelan Doss, Dwayne Harris, Erik Magnuson, Josh Mauro, Keisean Nixon

Trent Scott will get the start at right tackle with Tevi out. Broughton is still dealing with the effects of mononucleosis and Jones will miss another game as well. However, Brandon Mebane will return to the lineup.

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For the Raiders, there was speculation that both Rodney Hudson and Trent Brown could miss the game, but both will be available so the Raiders’ rushing attack will be at full strength.

Kickoff time/TV

Kickoff is scheduled for 5:20 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on both FOX and NFL Network. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will call the game.

The chat about the game and the Chargers will be right here, so join your fellow Chargers fans and talk about the team! The chat is available in the comment section below.

Following the game, we will have all of our usual postgame coverage as well.

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