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Raiders at Chargers
Dec. 31
1:25 p.m. (Pacific)

Los Angeles (8-7) enters Week 17 with an opportunity to earn an AFC Wild Card playoff berth. The Chargers will make the playoffs if they beat the Raiders and two other results go their way in simultaneous games. Oakland (6-9) seeks to end a three-game losing streak and extend its road winning streak to three games against the Chargers. The Chargers have won four straight games at StubHub Center after losing their first three contests at their temporary stadium in Carson, Calif. Oakland has lost its last six regular-season finales.

The visiting Raiders lost 19-10 to the Philadephia Eagles; the Chargers defeated the host New York Jets 14-7

QB Philip Rivers vs. Raiders pass defense — Rivers has thrown for 4,128 yards (third highest in the league) and 25 TDs with 10 INTs this season. The Raiders are 21st aginst the pass, allowing 231.9 yards per game.

QB Derek Carr vs. Chargers pass defense — Carr has thrown for 2,253 yards and 21 TDs with 12 interceptions this season. He has four TD passes and four INTs the past three games, all Oakland losses. The Chargers are third against the pass, allowing 195.0 yards per game.

DEs Joey Bosa & Melvin Ingram vs. Raiders O-line — Bosa (11.5) and Ingram (10.0) have 21.5 combined sacks this season. The Raiders have surrendered 22 sacks this season, tied for fourth fewest in the league.

RB Marshawn Lynch vs. Chargers run defense — Beast Mode needs 98 rushing yards to reach 10,000 in his career. The Chargers are 32nd against the run, allowing 132.9 yards per game.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon vs. Raiders defense — Gordon's status is uncertain after he sustained a left high ankle sprain against the Jets in Week 16. He was a force in the Chargers' win at Oakland on Oct. 15, contributing 150 scrimmage yards and two scores.

Update: Gordon (ankle) was listed as questionable on the team's final Injury Report for Week 17 on Dec. 29.

The Chargers' Philip Rivers is 15-8 in career starts against the Raiders. His 15 wins and 38 TD passes are the most by a starting quarterback against the Raiders.

Los Angeles ranks third in scoring defense, allowing 17.5 points per game. The 262 points allowed by the Chargers is third fewest in the league.
Raiders kicker Giorgio Travecchio has made 6 of his last 11 field-goal attempts after starting the season 9-for-9.
The Chargers' Keenan Allen needs eight receptions to break LaDanian Tomlinson's single-season franchise record of 100 catches set in 2003. Allen has 93 catches for 1,260 receiving yards (fourth NFL) this season.

Nick Novak kicks a 32-yard field goal as time expires to lift the visiting Chargers to a 17-16 win over the Raiders on Oct. 15, 2017. San Diego's Philip Rivers throws for 268 yards and a TD against Oakland.

Jim Plunkett throws for two TDs and runs for another to lead the Raiders to a 34-27 victory over the host Chargers in the AFC Championship game on Jan. 11, 1981. Two weeks later, the Raiders defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 in Super Bowl XV in New Orleans on Jan. 25, 1981.

The Raiders have won four of the past five games against the Chargers. The Raiders are 4-10 the past 14 road games against the Chargers. The Chargers are 25-32-1 in regular-season home games against the Raiders. The Raiders lead the series, 63-51-2, including 1-0 postseason.

Raiders defensive coordinator John Pagano spent 15 seasons (2002 to 2016) as a coach with the Chargers. He was the Chargers' defensive coordinator the last five seasons.

The Chargers' Philip Rivers needs 39 more passing yards to become the ninth player in league history to reach 50,000 for his career.
The Chargers franchise has retired four jersey numbers: 14 Dan Fouts, 19 Lance Alworth, 21 LaDainian Tomlinson, 55 Junior Seau

Chargers by 7.5

Updated: 12-27-2017

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