Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 10/4/13
The Oakland Raiders (1-3) will take on the San Diego Chargers (2-2) Sunday at the O.co Coliseum. Kickoff has been moved to 8:35 PM. The game is sure to be a close one, as both teams have strong and weak components. Oakland’s quarterback Terrelle Pryor will return for Sunday’s game, after recovering from a concussion. This will be one advantage for the Raiders, after fill-in quarterback Matt Flynn’s less than satisfactory performance against the Washington Redskins last week. What will be some other advantages for the Raiders? In last week’s game, Rashad Jennings took over much of Oakland’s offense. He caught eight passed for 71 yards and had 45 rushing yards. This performance has put Jennings at the front of Oakland’s rushing force. With running back Darren McFadden still suffering from a hamstring injury, can Rashad Jennings perform as well as he did against the Redskins? Philip Rivers A downfall for the Chargers that will help the Raiders? The Chargers give up a lot of yards every game, the most in the AFC. If Oakland’s offense can work with this weakness, we may see a victory from the Raiders. However, the Chargers have some positive components, the main one being their quarterback Philip Rivers. He is the league’s second highest rated quarterback, and just in September, he threw 11 touchdowns. Raider’s quarterbacks Pryor and Flynn have combined for only 3 touchdowns this season. Rivers is becoming a stronger player with each game, and his performances get increasingly better. What are some more challenges for Oakland? Their defense, for one. The Raiders’ defense can hold its own, but unfortunately they can’t seem to hold onto the ball. They are one of only two teams who have yet to record a interception for the 2013 season. With both teams having positive and negative issues, we can expect an interesting game this Sunday. As long as the Raiders can control San Diego’s Philip Rivers, they have every potential to secure the win.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Le’Veon Bell reportedly missed ‘several’ drug tests

Report: Islanders looking at locations to build new arena

Top five takeaways from this year's NBA Summer League

NCAA rules that hanging out with hip-hop star Drake is violation

WATCH: Justin Bieber arm wrestle Sixers center Joel Embiid

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

RUMOR: Celtics sign Green, Zeller and two others to contract deals

Kevin Durant Thunder jerseys going for less than 50 cents in OKC

Why are Saints holding out on contract talks with Drew Brees?

Jay Gruden gives out primo parking spots to hard-working players

Report: Colts' Jones suspended four games for PED use

Report: Royals have interest in Nick Markakis

Aussie Rules Football player accidentally kicks, breaks own leg

Former Arkansas football assistant trolls Bobby Petrino on social media

Could Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw's injury hinder trade talks?

Spurs strike a new deal with NBA stalwart Manu Ginobli

George makes return to Team USA following leg injury

Why the Clippers shouldn't break up their big three

White Sox pay homage to Bo Jackson’s bat-breaking skills with bobblehead

Orioles affiliate pay tribute to David Bowie on their jerseys

Report: Rangers pushing trade efforts for Sale

Russell Martin day-to-day after sauna-related mishap

Celtics reportedly unwilling to give up much for Jahlil Okafor

Report: Jay Bruce drawing trade interest

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

WATCH: Pop & Timmy have a guys' night out

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker