I've started to have the inexplicable feeling that the 2014 Raiders are going to win a game. Not this one though.
In a wonderful indication of just how special/cursed this team is, for the fourth week in a row the Raiders will be playing against a good team who lost the week before. The Chargers had a bye last week following a blowout loss to Miami. Our previous encounter with them this season was close enough that they should have been taking us fairly seriously regardless.
DJ Hayden suffered another fucking groin injury last week. I have not heard anything about his status for today, which I am taking as cautiously optimistic non-news. The Chargers secondary is fairly banged up, but it shouldn't matter. This Thursday with the Chiefs coming to Oakland gives me much more hope for a win, however much that may be.