Los Angeles Charg­ers (6-2) at Oak­land (1-7) Buf­falo (2-6) at New York Jets (3-6)

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

An­other guy not get­ting enough recog­ni­tion for a su­perb pass­ing sea­son is Philip Rivers while Pa­trick Ma­homes grabs the AFC West head­lines. Play­ing the woe­ful Raiders shouldn’t hurt Rivers’ re­sume: He has com­pleted 75 of 100 passes for 994 yards, six TDs and no INTs in his past three out­ings vs. Oak­land for a 126.0 rat­ing.

Plus, the Charg­ers have won five straight for their best record at the sea­son’s mid­point since 2006.

Mean­while, the Raiders are such a mess that they have been outscored 55-3 over the past five quar­ters and are al­low­ing a 113.9 passer rat­ing, on pace for the worst in fran­chise his­tory.

With all that record scor­ing through­out the league, this could be an 8-5 snoozer.

Sam Darnold has re­gressed be­hind cen­ter for the Jets and now has a foot in­jury. But let’s be fair: Darnold has very lit­tle help, es­pe­cially with ver­sa­tile RB Bi­lal Powell on IR. Last year’s starter, vet­eran QB Josh McCown, steps in.

As for Buf­falo, well, maybe get­ting rid of Ty­rod Tay­lor wasn’t such a wise move.

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