Raiders-Chargers conflict down to two options

Raiders-Chargers conflict down to two options
September 28, 2013, 12:15 pm
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The Raiders and Chargers will either play at 1 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The Oct. 6 game between the Raiders and Chargers will be played on that date.

The NFL has narrowed their focus down to two options, now that the Oakland Athletics have locked up home-field advantage in the postseason. The game will either be played as scheduled around 1 p.m., or it will be played at 8:30 p.m., depending on the start time of the A's second playoff game.

The A's will play Game 2 of their ALDS series at the Coliseum on Oct. 5, and it will take significant time to convert the ballpark to a football stadium. The game cannot be broadcast during the window for NBC Sunday Night Football, hence the 1 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. options.

If the game is played in the evening, it will likely be broadcast on NFL network.