A's could force Raiders, Chargers into schedule change

A's could force Raiders, Chargers into schedule change
September 6, 2013, 2:30 pm
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The Raiders' Oct. 6 home game falls on an off date between Games 2 and 3 of the American League Division Series. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

ALAMEDA -- The Raiders may be heading to San Diego sooner than expected. An NFL spokesman said the league and the teams are working on a switch of home dates to accommodate the use of O.co Coliseum by Oakland Athletics during the postseason.

The proposed switch would have the Raiders travel to San Diego on Oct. 6 and play the Chargers at home on Dec. 22. It would be a straight switch of home dates between the AFC West rivals.

At this point, it’s just talk. No formal decisions have been made, so the NFL declined formal comment on the issue. The prospect seems increasingly likely given the A’s success and the relatively simple switch between division foes. Oct. 6 falls on an off date between Games 2 and 3 of the American League Division Series, and the conversion from ballpark to football stadium, or vice versa, could reportedly not be completed in time.