Raiders big underdogs against hot Chargers

Raiders big underdogs against hot Chargers
December 20, 2013, 2:45 pm
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With Terrelle Pryor at the helm, the Raiders beat the Chargers 27-17 in Week 5. (USATSI)

OAKLAND (4-10) at SAN DIEGO (7-7)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Chargers by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 7-7, San Diego 8-5-1

SERIES RECORD - Oakland leads 58-47-2

LAST MEETING -Raiders beat Chargers 27-17, Oct. 6, 2013

LAST WEEK -Raiders lost to Chiefs, 56-31; Chargers beat Broncos 27-20

AP PRO32 RANKING -Raiders No. 30, Chargers No. 16

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers have won three of four in series. ... Chargers rookie coach Mike McCoy, Raiders coach Dennis Allen were coordinators at Denver in 2011, remain friends. They went on family trip together to British Virgin Islands last summer.... Raiders coming off blowout loss to Kansas City that eliminated them from playoffs for 11th straight season. ... RB Darren McFadden returned to practice to begin what could be final countdown to mostly disappointing career with Raiders. He's missed six games this season with hamstring, ankle injuries. ... Chargers played one of worst games of season in loss at Oakland on Oct. 6, committing five turnovers. ... Chargers mathematically alive for postseason but need to win out, have Baltimore, Miami each lose final two games in order to avoid missing playoffs for fourth straight season. Bolts could be eliminated by kickoff. ... San Diego trying for first three-game winning streak of season. ... San Diego WR Keenan Allen continues push for NFL Offensive Rookie of Year award. With 63 catches Allen has broken LaDainian Tomlinson's 2001 rookie record; Allen needs 71 yards to break John Jefferson's 1978 team rookie record of 1,001 yards. ... Chargers RB Ryan Mathews continues strong season, carried 58 times for 230 yards in victories against New York Giants, Broncos in five-game span. Has 1,012 yards overall, including five 100-yard games.