Charg­ers (6-2) at Raiders (1-7)

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Sun­day, 4:05 p.m. ET, Oak­land-Alameda County Coli­seum, Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia

TV: CBS

Danny Sheri­dan’s line: by 10

Charg­ers’ keys to vic­tory: The Charg­ers should be able to find suc­cess on both sides of the ball as long as they play their game. QB Philip Rivers picked apart the Raiders de­fense in their last meet­ing, com­plet­ing 22 of 27 passes for 339 yards and two scores, and the Raiders have taken a ma­jor step back­ward since then. The key to stop­ping the Raiders is to get pres­sure on QB Derek Carr. If the Charg­ers can tackle well and limit the Raiders’ big plays, they should have no prob­lem turn­ing this into a re­peat of their rou­tine vic­tory over Oak­land in Week 5.

Raiders’ keys to vic­tory: The offen­sive line has to play bet­ter. QB Derek Carr was sacked seven times by the San Fran­cisco 49ers last week and never seemed to feel com­fort­able in the pocket. If the Raiders can’t force teams to honor their deep pass­ing game, their of­fense shuts down. On de­fense, the Raiders have to show more effort. Their tack­ling was abysmal in their lopsided loss to the 49ers.

Matchup to watch: Charg­ers DE Melvin In­gram vs. Raiders OT Kolton Miller. One of the big­gest rea­sons for the Raiders’ lack of offense this sea­son has been their poor line play. Miller, a rookie, has bat­tled in­juries, but his play has been sub­par, too. Now he must face one of the best pass rush­ers in the league.

Who wins? The Charg­ers are a sig­nificantly bet­ter team and should have no prob­lem re­peat­ing their Week 5 suc­cess. Ex­pect the Raiders to hang around for a while but for the Charg­ers to pull away in the sec­ond half.

Charg­ers, 31-17 Charg­ers CHARG­ERS SCHED­ULE

L ........ Kansas City ........ 38-28 W ......... at Buf­falo ......... 31-20 L ....... at L.A. Rams ....... 35-23 W ..... San Fran­cisco ..... 29-27 W .......... Oak­land .......... 26-10 W ...... at Cleve­land ...... 38-14 W ..... Tenn. (Lon.) ..... 20-19 Oct. 28 ............... Bye ............... W ......... at Seat­tle ......... 25-17 Nov. 11 .... at Oak­land .... 4:05 Nov. 18 ....... Den­ver ....... 4:05 Nov. 25 ....... Ari­zona ....... 4:05 Dec. 2 ...... at Pitts­burgh ...... 1 Dec. 9 ...... Cincin­nati ...... 4:05 Dec. 13 at Kansas City 8:20 Dec. 22 or 23Bal­ti­moreTBD Dec. 30 ..... at Den­ver ..... 4:25

L ............ Rams ............ 33-13 L ........ atDen­ver ........ 20-19 L ......... atMi­ami ......... 28-20 W ...Cleve­land ...45-42 (OT) L .. at L.A. Charg­ers ..26-10 L... Seat­tle (Lon­don) ...27-3 Oct. 21 .............. Bye .............. L ...... In­di­anapo­lis ...... 42-28 L ....... atSanFran . ....... 34-3 Nov. 11 L.A. Charg­ers 4:05 Nov. 18 ... at Ari­zona ...4:05 Nov. 25 .... at Bal­ti­more .... 1 Dec. 2 ...Kansas City ... 4:05 Dec. 9 .... Pitts­burgh .... 8:20 Dec. 16 .... at Cincin­nati .... 1 Dec.24 ...... Den­ver ...... 8:15 Dec. 30 ...at Kansas City ...1

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