Raiders Vs. Chargers: Oakland Can't Quite Pull Off Week 1 Win

The Oakland Raiders played well, but couldn't quite beat the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.

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Raiders Vs. Chargers Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The San Diego Chargers head to the black hole to take on the Oakland Raiders Monday evening for the night cap of the MNF double header.

The Raiders are looking for revenge after last year's Week 17 38-26 defeat at the hands of the Chargers that knocked Oakland out of playoff contention in front of their home crowd.

And they should have it easier in theory as San Diego running back Ryan Matthews is expected to sit out with his clavicle injury. The Chargers wide receiver corp is also still a huge question mark with Phillip Rivers attempting to learn to live without Vincent Jackson.

From the Raiders side, fans of the black and silver are hoping that quarterback Carson Palmer's play will improve with a full offseason under his belt in this offense. Explosive pass-catcher Denarius Moore has been handed a questionable tag but is still expected to play which should help Palmer's chances.

Game Time: 10:15 p.m. ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Radio Coverage: Sirius Radio Chanel 94, ROCK 105.3 FM

Betting Line: Raiders favored by one. Over/under 46.5

Team Coverage: For more Raiders news, head on over to Silver and Black Pride. If the Chargers are more your cup of tea, pay a visit to Bolts from the Blue.

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Raiders Vs. Chargers MNF Injury Report: Ryan Matthews Admits He Won't Play

The Oakland Raiders received some good news Friday when San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Matthews shared that he doesn't think he will be participating in Monday night's game, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Here's what the third-year Fresno State product had to say on the subject:

"I haven't been cleared for contact, and I think we're just going to wait this week," Mathews said. "I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing. ... I just have to have the mindset right. I probably won't be playing in this game."

Matthews has been rehabbing his broken clavicle since suffering the injury back on Aug. 9. He began participating in individual drills this week at practice but apparently that wasn't good enough for the individuals who make the important decisions for the Chargers.

Ronnie Brown is now expected to shoulder the load against the Raiders. Jackie Battle and Curtis Brinkley could also see an uptick in carries as San Diego attempts to pick up the slack.

For more information of Raiders football, head on over to Silver and Black Pride. For additional updates on Matthews condition and more Chargers news, pay a visit to Bolts From The Blue.

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Raiders Vs. Chargers MNF Injury Report: Denarius Moore Practices For Second Straight Day

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore practiced for the second straight day Friday and appears to be on track to play Monday against the San Diego Chargers, according to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times.

Friday was only the second time Moore has practiced since straining his right hamstring on Aug. 4. Still, even with today's good news, Moore remains a game-time decision, given the volatility of the injury.

Undrafted free agent rookie Rod Streater and Darrius Heyward-Bey have been working with the first team as the starting receivers, according to Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area. Jacoby Ford, who would normally be in the starting mix, remains purely a spectator as he rests his left foot injury.

In other injury news, guard Cooper Carlisle, wide receiver Juron Criner and defensive tackle Richard Seymour all participated in Friday practice after being limited on Thursday. Guard Alex Parsons looks to start over Stefen Wisniewski, who was limited to second-team reps as he comes back from a right calf injury.

For more news on Raiders football, head on over to Silver and Black Pride.

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