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Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, ...

Chargers, Raiders threaten to join forces and move to Los Angeles The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teams teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Moving Forward With $1.7B Stadium To Share In SoCal The Oakland Raiders Thursday night announced plans to share a stadium in Southern California with the San Diego Chargers if both NFL teams fail to find new stadium solutions in their hometowns.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers might share a stadium The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

Money the issue with keeping Raiders in Oakland While Oakland and Alameda County leaders say they are open to improving infrastructure at the Coliseum site, they are adamant that they will not subsidize a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders.

Oakland Raiders propose LA-area stadium, shared with Chargers The Oakland Raiders on Thursday unveiled a proposal for a Southern California stadium to be shared with the San Diego Chargers, even as the team pledged to keep working to build a new stadium for the Raiders in Oakland.

Chargers, Raiders reveal L.A. plan SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they have collaborated on a proposal to build a privately financed, $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California, that the two teams would share if they relocate to the Los Angeles market. In a joint statement, the Chargers and Raiders said they have been working for many years in their home markets to find stadium ...

Chargers, Raiders threaten Los Angeles move in joint stadium plan (+video) The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teams teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Planning Possible Shared Home In Southern California The statement says the teams have tried for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego, and both may be forced to move to remain economically viable.

Bolts, Raiders reveal joint L.A. stadium plan The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they have collaborated on a proposal to build a privately financed, $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California, that the two teams would share if they relocate to the Los Angeles market.


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Raiders Get Favorable 2008 Schedule

Maybe they'll be shouting ``conspiracy'' in Denver this year.

Either it was the luck of the draw, or someone in the NFL agrees with John Madden's long-held belief that the NFL is a better league when Oakland is good, because the first seven weeks of the 2008 schedule were placed in front of the Raiders as if it were a baseball on a batting tee in front of Alex Rodriguez.

There's no such thing as an easy game for a team coming off a 4-12 season and in a five-year abyss of 19-61, but if the Raiders were to draw up their own scenario as to how to get off to a fast start and put embattled coach Lane Kiffin and second-year quarterback JaMarcus Russell on good footing, they couldn't have done much better what transpired.

Of their first seven opponents, the Raiders play exactly one team that had a winning record in 2007 _ the San Diego Chargers (11-5), visit Oakland in Week 4.

The Raiders open the season with two teams they beat last year at the same places they beat them _ the Monday night opener against Denver (7-9) at the Coliseum, and a Week 2 assignment at Kansas City (4-12).

In Week 3, the Raiders visit Buffalo (7-9) _ getting the Bills in September instead of a dreaded East Coast game in the snow.

After hosting San Diego in Week 4, Oakland visits New Orleans (7-9) on Oct. 12 and then hosts the New York Jets (4-12).

Oakland 's first six opponents had a .417 winning percentage last season (40-56).

If the Raiders can't open at at least .500

with that schedule, they could be looking at another double-figures season in terms of losses, because three of their last four games of the season will be against San Diego on a Thursday night (Dec. 4), New England, and a season-ender at Tampa Bay (Dec. 28).

And you know Al Davis isn't thinking .500. If Kiffin goes 2-4 or worse with these first six games, he may as well hand his headset to James Lofton.

The only division opponent with an easier schedule than the Raiders through Week 7 is San Diego, which counts New England as the 2007 playoff team, with the other six opponents combining for a .312 winning percentage (30-66).

Kansas City 's opposition through Week 7 was 48-48 last season, with New England and Tennessee having made the playoffs.

Denver , meanwhile, has a schedule which could put the heat squarely on Mike Shanahan before midseason. If the Broncos lose in Oakland in Week 1, things could get ugly. Denver faces playoff teams in four of the next six games (San Diego, Tampa Bay, at Jacksonville, and New England) and its opponents have a .554 winning percentage (.554).

The only game with a potential bad weather issue is Nov. 23 in Denver , as the Raiders play their two December road games in San Diego and Tampa Bay .

Oakland has back-to-back road games only twice (Sept. 14-21, Kansas City-Buffalo, and Nov. 16-23, Miami-Denver), four opponents who don't figure to be imposing and had losing records last year.

A difficult road assigment in Baltimore is followed up by consecutive home games Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 against Atlanta and Carolina , with the Falcons game serving as DeAngelo Hall's first game against his former team.

The week after the Raiders host New England, they get an opportunity to get better against Houston , although the Texans have managed to win the last two games in Oakland .
The bottom line is there is no sense of dread with this schedule, only one of opportunity.

If the Raiders don't capitalize, they'll have no one but themselves to blame.

Here is the complete schedule:

2008 Oakland Raiders regular season schedule

Week 1 : Sept. 8 (Mon.) Denver Broncos 7:15 p.m.
Week 2: Sept. 14 at Kansas City Chiefs 10 a.m.
Week 3: Sept. 21 at Buffalo Bills 10 a.m.
Week 4: Sept. 28 San Diego Chargers 1:05 p.m.
Week 5: Oct. 5 Bye
Week 6: Oct. 12 at New Orleans Saints 10 a.m.
Week 7: Oct. 19 New York Jets 1:15 p.m.
Week 8 Oct. 26 at Baltimore Ravens 10 a.m.
Week 9: Nov. 2 Atlanta Falcons 1:15 p.m.
Week 10: Nov. 9 Carolina Panthers 1:05 p.m.
Week 11: Nov. 16 at Miami Dolphins 10 a.m.
Week 12: Nov. 23 at Denver Broncos 1:05 p.m.
Week 13: Nov. 30 Kansas City Chiefs 1:15 p.m.
Week 14: Dec. 4 (Thurs.) at San Diego Chargers 5:15 p.m.
Week 15: Dec. 14 New England Patriots 1:15 p.m.
Week 16: Dec. 21 Houston Texans 1:05 p.m.
Week 17: Dec. 28 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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