Raiders set to host division rival Chargers this Sunday


The Oakland Raiders will return home to Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum this Sunday to close out their season series with the Los Angeles Chargers. Scheduled for a 1:05 p.m. PT kickoff, this will mark the 118th contest between the clubs, with the Raiders currently leading the all-time series, 62-53-2. The Chargers enter with a three-game win streak over the Silver and Black, after most recently defeating the club by a score of 26-10 at the StubHub Center in Week 5.

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The Setting
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Kickoff: 1:05 p.m. PT
Site: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (1966)
Capacity/Surface: 56,057/Overseeded Bermuda
Regular Season: Raiders lead, 62-53-1
Postseason: Raiders lead, 1-0

The Raiders enter Week 10 after playing in their second primetime game of the year in an away matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. In the contest, QB Derek Carr posted a 99.5 passer rating on 16-of-21 attempts for 171 yards. His 76.2 completion percentage marked his sixth game of 2018 in which he has achieved at least a 70.0 completion percentage, tied for the second-most such games in the NFL and first among all AFC quarterbacks. On the year, Carr ranks second in the NFL with a completion percentage of 72.3. Carr's mark stands as a personal and franchise best through eight games and ranks sixth in NFL history among quarterbacks through the first nine weeks of a season. RB Jalen Richard tied a gamehigh with four receptions and continues to pace the team with 43 catches on the year, good for fifth-most among NFL running backs.

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Broadcast Information (Television)
Play-by-play: Dick Stockton
Color Analyst: Mark Schlereth
Sideline: Jennifer Hale
Producer: Eric Billigmeier
Director: Scott Katz

Here are some notable connections between the two squads:

-Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden and Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley spent time on the same coaching staff in Tampa Bay from 2006-08, serving as head coach and linebackers coach, respectively. 

-Raiders assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia spent two seasons in San Diego with the Chargers as special teams coordinator in 2011 before adding assistant head coaching duties in 2012. 

-Raiders assistant defensive line coach Marco Coleman played defensive end for the Chargers from 1996-98. 

-Raiders senior defensive assistant Jim O'Neil and Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn spent time on the same coaching staff for the New York Jets from 2009-12, serving as defensive quality control/ defensive backs coach and running backs coach, respectively. 

-Raiders special teams assistant Byron Storer spent two years with the Chargers, coaching as a special teams assistant in 2012 before serving as an assistant linebackers coach in 2013. 

-Raiders S Marcus Gilchrist originally entered the league with the Chargers as a second-round draft pick, spending four seasons in San Diego (2011-14). 

-Chargers linebackers coach Richard Smith and Raiders quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan were on the same staff in Denver from 2011- 12. Raiders quality control-defense coach Travis Smith is the son of Richard. 

-Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Raiders offensive line coach Tom Cable were on the same staff in Seattle from 2011- 12. Cable was the position coach for Chargers T Russell Okung from 2011-15 in Seattle. 

-Chargers running backs coach Alfredo Roberts spent time on the same staff as Raiders assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia and assistant special teams coach Byron Storer in Tampa Bay from 2009-11. Roberts coached with Raiders quality control-offense coach Tim Berbenich in Indianapolis from 2012-15. 

-Chargers T Joe Barksdale was drafted by the Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and played all 16 games as a rookie, primarily on special teams.

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Broadcast Information (Radio)
Raiders Radio Network
Flagship: 740 KCBS
Play-by-play: Brent Musburger
Color Analyst: Lincoln Kennedy
Sideline: Chris Townsend
Spanish Radio
Spanish Flagship: La Z 1490-AM/107.5-FM
Play-by-play: Fernando Arias
Color Analyst: Ambrosio Rico

The Chargers won in a one-possession contest on the road against the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 25-17 to improve their record to 6-2 on the year and extend their winning streak to five games. The Raiders will leave the Bay Area following Week 10 to conclude their season slate against the NFC West, as they head to Arizona to take on the Cardinals before traveling to Baltimore to face the Ravens in Week 12. The Chargers will return home to Los Angeles for their second consecutive AFC West matchup as they host the Denver Broncos in Week 11.

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