Sources: Raiders, Chargers won't swap home dates

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Sources: Raiders, Chargers won't swap home dates
September 19, 2013, 2:30 pm
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The NFL is still considering a time change -- maybe a date change -- for the Week 5 game in Oakland. (AP)

The Raiders and Chargers will not swap home dates to accommodate a potential Major League Baseball scheduling conflict, multiple sources confirmed to CSNCalifornia.com.

The NFL was exploring the possibility of switching the Raiders' Oct. 6 home date vs. San Diego with the Chargers' Dec. 22 home date, due to a potential A's playoff game at the Coliseum. That option has been eliminated. 

However, the NFL is still considering a time change or for the Week 5 game in Oakland. It is also possible the league could move the game to Monday night, October 7. That will be determined at a later date.

The Athletics' playoff qualification and seeding would offer guidance in that regard. If the A's are a No. 1 or a No. 2 seed, they're scheduled to play an American League Division Series game on Oct. 5 at a time to be determined. If they're a lower seed, the A's will host an ALDS game on Oct. 7. The conflict comes with converting the Coliseum from ballpark to football stadium, but the league is preparing contingency plans for possible conflicts. 

Stay logged on to CSNCalfornia.com as this story develops.