LA Charg­ers over OAK­LAND by 1

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 5 Octoberama Lts Football Special! -

Is there a chance for ei­ther of these AFC West dis­ap­point­ments to make a U-turn and land a play­off spot? Per­haps. In Marc’s USA TO­DAY SPORTS WEEKLY col­umn this week, he points out the fact that over the past 10 sea­sons, a to­tal of 23 teams with los­ing records through Game Five of the sea­son man­aged to make the playoffs, in­clud­ing Detroit, Mi­ami, and the New York Gi­ants last year. In­ter­est­ingly, 4 teams started the sea­son 1-4 and found their way to the post­sea­son, in­clud­ing Kansas City who started 1-5 in 2015 and then went 10-0 to con­clude the reg­u­lar sea­son. For that to hap­pen, both teams will have to over­come some ugly num­bers here to­day. The Charg­ers are 0-10 ATS fol­low­ing a non-di­vi­sion away game against foes com­ing off a home game, and 1-7 ATS with a los­ing record when com­ing off con­sec­u­tive NFC games. Mean­while, the Raiders are just 5-24 ATS at home ver­sus sub .500 di­vi­sion op­po­nents, and an even uglier as home fa­vorites ver­sus sub .500 di­vi­sion op­po­nents. The sep­a­ra­tor, though is the quadru­ple-re­venge fac­tor in this con­test as the Bolts are with quadru­ple di­vi­sion re­venge, while the Black-and-Sil­ver stands a mere

against quadru­ple aveng­ing op­po­nents. We’ll buy into the lat­ter, es­pe­cially if Derek Carr some­how re­turns, frac­tured back and all.

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