The silver and black may be playing close to home, but today’s Raiders Chargers game is expected be one of the more brutal environments Oakland has seen this year. And that’s not because of the fans. The Chargers have lost three straight and were blanked two weeks ago by the Dolphins, with quarterback Philip Rivers having a decidedly poor day. With a week to prep due to last week’s bye, the Chargers are motivated to get back on track as we watch Oakland Raiders vs San Diego Chargers online live streaming or on CBS Sports today.
San Diego should find the 0-9 Raiders to be a suitable rebound game. Favored by more than a touchdown as we watch today’s Raiders game, the Chargers surprisingly have a lower-ranked offense than defense. Fortunately the Raiders are rated even lower.
Rivers has had a decent season, connecting on 67% of his passes for 2,351 yards and 20 TDs. He had guided the Chargers to a 5-1 record before dropping the past three Chargers games, most embarrassingly a 37-0 shutout two weeks ago against Miami. In that Chargers game Rivers passed for just 138 yards and had 3 interceptions. Yet he insists it’s not time to panic.
One reason: today’s Chargers game live at home against the Raiders. Behind rookie QB Derek Carr, the Raiders have one of the worst offenses in the league. This is in spite of Carr being the most impressive of a rookie QB class that includes Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and the still-benched Johnny Manziel. They also have a future All-Pro in rookie linebacker Khalil Mack, who’s great against the run. Those bright futures are fine for tomorrow, but they’ll do nothing for the 0-9 Raiders as we watch Chargers Raiders game online live today.
San Diego may have lost three straight, but the bye week gave several starters a chance to rest up. San Diego’s returning several players for today’s Chargers game: LB Dwight Freeney, OT D.J. Fluker, RB Ryan Mathews, LB Melvin Ingram and LB Manti Te’o. Three-game skid be darned, having those players back from injury is key to the Chargers second half of the season. Returning to the success they had in their 5-1 start begins with today’s Raiders game.
A win would shore up San Diego’s standing in the AFC West and mathematically eliminate Oakland from the playoff picture. Here’s some pre-game information as you prepare to watch Oakland Raiders vs San Diego Chargers online live streaming free.
- Kickoff to watch today’s Raiders vs Chargers game: 4:05 EST / 1:05 PST
- Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego is the home team)
- Point spread: the Chargers are 8-point favorites
- Watch the Raiders vs Chargers game online live stream free on CBS Sports
- Watch live free online on the DirecTV website (requires NFL Sunday Ticket with MAX)