San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders – Week 5 Picks And Predictions

Oakland Raiders are coming off a huge road win in Baltimore. They are 3-1 and looking like a real Playoff contender. The offense is clicking on all cylinders. Derek Carr has all weapons at his disposal and ready to fire. He is flying under the radar when it comes to quarterbacks.

San Diego Chargers have given the game to the New Orleans Saints after a couple of turnovers late in the fourth quarter. Now, they will be facing similar team, but Raiders will be a much tougher task than Saints.

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Defense is looking horrible right now for San Diego, not quite one of the worst defenses in the league, but not nearly as good as D lines that are on a Playoff level.

Even the Raiders defense has stepped up on the road against the Ravens. They held them to 27 points in Baltimore. Now they will be looking to stop Phillip Rivers and light up their defenses. Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper are a deadly duo. Cooper is receiving so much attention from opposing defenses that it just leaves Crabtree wide open. And Carr has been able to find him in the end zone every single time.

This is an easy pick for us. Oakland Raiders have one of their best teams in years, and they are serious Playoff contenders. Considering that, they should handle their business at home and beat the Chargers. The final score of this game should be somewhere along the lines of 34:24 in favor of the home team.