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Oakland Raiders (4-11) at San Diego Chargers (6-9)
Aside from this being a divisional matchup, this is a completely meaningless game for these two teams. Both are out of the playoffs by a long shot. I have a rule against making significant plays on completely meaningless games. If the teams might not care about a game, I shouldn’t either. There’s just no way to predict what kind of effort either side is going to give.
The Raiders do have a powerful trend on their side as they are road dogs off a road loss. Teams are 86-51 ATS in this spot since 2008. The Chargers are also 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games (3-3 ATS on the road in that same time period). This is also a game they’re expected to do something in. They are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 as favorites or dogs of a field goal or less and 2-0 ATS as 3.5+ dogs in that same time period.
However, the Chargers do have one trend on their side as sub .500 home favorites are 24-10 ATS during week 17 since 2002. I haven’t used that one in ...
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid will most likely be fired on Black Monday, and he's publicy stated that he does want to coach again next year.
A league source is saying that Reid has his sights set on coaching in San Diego next season, once of course, Norv Turner is put down as well, according to a report by ProFootballTalk.
Reid has been in Philly for fourteen...
When Black Monday began there were a few names on the anticipated hit list that were all but certain.
Two of those names were written in bold with the largest font possible.
In a pair of moves that are possibly three years to late, the San Diego Chargers have parted ways with Head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith.
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Takeo Spikes was not happy about being ejected from the Chargers season finale against the Raiders. The ejection of Spikes resulted from matching personal fouls between himself and Raiders running back Mike Goodson. Goodson was also ejected. After hearing of his ejection Spikes charged referee Clete Blakeman and began screaming before being restrained. We are not quite sure why...
After an up-and-down tenure in San Diego, the Chargers have finally decided to pull the plug on Norv Turner. The embattled coach was nearly fired...
Current San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner expects to be
fired by the team after another disappointing season, reports Dan Hanzus of
"Obviously, we're going to meet with the team, and I'm
sure they'll start looking for a new coach," Turner said after Sunday’s 24-21 win over the Oakland Raiders, via The
As they have for the...
It's decision time for Dean Spanos, the president of the San Diego Chargers.
Norv Turner already is a step ahead of Spanos. The coach thinks he's going to be fired Monday morning.
Turner watched his San Diego Chargers beat the rival Oakland Raiders 24-21 on a wet, gloomy Sunday that seemed to sum up the state of the franchise.
The Chargers (7-9) will miss the playoffs...
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor will get the start this Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. The former Ohio State product has only played eight pro snaps in his two year pro career to this point. He will face a Chargers defense that ranks 18th against the pass and fourth against the run this season.
This is a great move for the Oakland organization. It makes sense...
After firing Norv Turner as their coach on Monday, the San Diego Chargers are interested in Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians as a possible replacement, according to the NFL Network. Fired coaches Andy Reid (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ken Whisenhunt (Arizona Cardinals) are also rumored candidates. Arians, who filled in for Chuck Pagano while he took a leave...