San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders is the late Sunday Night Football game in the NFL tonight with the Chargers looking to kick on now following their impressive win last week against the Dallas Cowboys. The game is scheduled to start at 11.35 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
This season could have been very different for the Chargers until now. They enter week 5 at 2-2, but they so easily could have been 4-0. Both games they've lost this season, they've only lost by three points in each; 28-31 against the Houston Texans, and 17-20 against the Tennessee Titans.
However, last week they showed just how good they can be as they took down the Dallas Cowboys 30-21, and that will have been a big confidence boost for them.
Tonight they come up against the struggling Oakland Raiders, and the Chargers will fancy their chances at moving to 3-2.
The Chargers have the 8th best offense in the NFL on total points scored per game at 27 points. They also rank 7th in total yards per game (396.2 yards), and 6th for pass offense (291.2 yards per game). Their stats indicate that they have been better than their 2-2 record suggests and they will hope that a good October can see them improve on that record.
However, it must be demoralizing for both the Chargers and Raiders to see the current AFC West standings, as both the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs are 5-0 following today's earlier results. The amazing form of the Broncos and Chiefs means it is looking almost impossible for the Chargers or Raiders to make an impact on the AFC West this season even if they do improve and go on a big run.
However, they cannot let the other results get their heads down, but hope they can go on a good run and that the amazing runs of the Broncos and Chiefs will finally come to an end soon.
San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders will start at 11.35 p.m. ET and can be watched on NFLN or online through free live stream by clicking here.