Moving on into Week 16 of the 2015-16 NFL Regular Season, and this week we have Thursday night, Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday night and Monday night games. Thus we begin with the Thursday Night Prime Time game on the 24th of December (Christmas Eve) 2015 with 2 rival teams from the AFC West with the 4-10 San Diego Chargers playing at the 6-8 Oakland Raiders with the game played at the Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California with kick-off scheduled for 8:30 PM ET and seen on NFL TV.
The fans the Bet on NFL football should know that the early odds for this game have the Raiders favored at -5 with the Over/under at 47 and -235 on the Money Line, while the underdog Chargers are at +5 and +195 on the ML. Remember that both these 2 AFC-West teams are out of the race for a playoff spot, as the 4-10 Chargers had a moral win over the Dolphins last Sunday 30-14, while the 6-8 Raiders lost at home to the Packers of Green Bay 30-20!
For the fans of the 4-10 San Diego Chargers as least you to see you team have an exciting and emphatic victory over the Dolphins of Miami 30-14. No your team will not be in the playoffs but they had morale win it that game.
Their QB P. Rivers performance indicated that he was ready if the playoffs came their way, as he passed for 3 touchdowns and 311 yards, as he completed some 26 of his 36 passing attempts while being intercepted on 3 occasions. His talented WR D. Woodhead caught the 3 touchdown passes and also carried the ball for 8 times gaining 12 yards rushing and scoring a TD.
The Chargers are looking for QB Rivers and RB/WR Woodhead to accumulate similar statistics in their game at Oakland as they did in Week 7 when QB Rivers passed for 3 touchdowns and 338 yards, while RB/WR Woodhead had 75 yards on the ground and 2 touchdowns.
They also will have to drastically improve their defense that in that same game and the loss they allowed the Raiders QB Carr to pass for 412 yards and without an interception and they sacked him just once. This time around against the Raiders the Chargers defense must apply more pressure on the Raiders QB Carr. In their ultimate 4 road games the Chargers have won 1 game and lost 3.
So if you’re a fan of the 6-8 Oakland Raiders your team needed a win over the Packers which they lost 30-20 and now are 2-5 when playing on their home field, thus in this home game they are seeking a win.
In that game their QB D. Carr struggled has he was only able to pass for 278 yards and 2 touchdowns as he completed 23 of his 47 passing attempts while being intercepted on 2 occasions, and was sacked some 4 times by Green Bay’s defense. On offense the Raiders have played well for the majority of the season, but lately has allowed in their ultimate 3 games for QB Carr to be sacked some 10 times. The Chargers are not known for the sacking QB’s, but that should not be considered when trying to improve their passing game that has averaged 254 yards passing each game.
The Raiders star in the game with the Packers was WR A. Cooper whom had 6 receptions for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns as he became the 1st Raiders rookie to reach 1,000 yards on receptions.
The sportsbook prediction for this game is that the Oakland Raiders prove to be a little too much for the Chargers of Oakland as the win the AFC –West game 32-27 on Thursday night.