SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 5: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers throws the ball from the pocket against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 5 2010 in San Diego California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
It's that time of year again, when the NFL Network gets involved in football broadcasts. This week, it's the Oakland Raiders at the San Diego Chargers. In an AFC West battle, the Chargers are looking to snap a three game losing streak and prove that they are a playoff bound team. The Raiders, on the other hand, are hoping to salvage their season, relying on new quarterback Carson Palmer to carry the success Jason Campbell had prior to injury.
Make the jump to see notes on both teams heading in to this game, and enjoy the action!
RAIDERS: Seek 3rd straight win vs. SD...Oak. averages 151.9 rush yards per game, 2nd-most in AFC (Hou., 155.1)...In 3 starts vs. Chargers, QB CARSON PALMER has completed 74 of 103 passes (71.8 pct.) for 1,023 yards with 9 TDs vs.1 INTs & 128.4 rating. Had career-high 440 pass yards vs. SD on 11/12/06 (w/ Bengals)...RB DARREN MC FADDEN totaled 127 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 30 receiving) with rush TD in last game vs. SD. RB MICHAEL BUSH has 199 rush yards with 2 rush TDs in past 2 vs. SD. Bush is averaging 97.5 rush yards per game in past 2 (195 total). Bush posted 1st TD catch of career last week...WR JACOBY FORD recorded 1st 100-yard rec. game of season last week (105). 14 of rookie WR DENARIUS MOORE's (5th round, No. 148) 18 rec. have been for 1st downs (77.8 pct.)...LB KAMERION WIMBLEY has 3 sacks in 4 career games vs. SD...S MICHAEL HUFF has sack in each of past 2 games vs. SD...
CHARGERS: Club has won 8 of past 9 in Nov...Chargers are tied for NFL-best with 24-7 (.774) record in division games from Nov. until the end of season since '02 (NE, 24-7)...For career vs. Raiders, QB PHILIP RIVERS has 8-2 record with 12 TDs vs. 7 INTs & 87.8 rating. In past 2, Rivers is averaging 377 passing yards per game (754 total). Aims for 60th win as starting QB (59-29, .670)...RB MIKE TOLBERT had season-high 83 rush yards with rush TD last week. Ranks 4th among NFL RBs with career-best 32 rec. in '11...TE ANTONIO GATES has 9 TD catches in past 14 games vs. Raiders. Gates is averaging 84.5 rec. yards per game in past 2 (169 total)...WR VINCENT JACKSON aims for 4th consecutive game vs. Oak. with TD. Jackson tied career-best with 3 TD catches last week. WR MALCOM FLOYD had career-best 213 rec. yards vs. Raiders on 10/10/10...S ERIC WEDDLE is tied for NFL-best with 5 INTs in '11 (KYLE ARRINGTON & CHARLES WOODSON, 5)...LB ANTWAN BARNES tied career-best with 2 sacks last week & has 3 sacks in past 2.