The Oakland Raiders will begin the regular season on Monday Night Football as they host the San Diego Chargers. The two AFC West foes are expected to compete for a division crown in 2012, especially if they are able to stay healthy and get strong quarterback play.
Fortunately for the home-town Raiders, San Diego will be without talented running back Ryan Mathews due to the broken clavicle he suffered nearly a month ago. The Chargers are also adjusting to life without Vincent Jackson at wide receiver.
Everything considered, the Raiders have opener as one-point favorites over the Chargers, according to Odds Shark. Some lines have the two teams as even, while another had Oakland at -1.5 on Tuesday evening. The over-under for the game has been set at 47 1/2 points.
Kickoff from Oakland is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. PT on Monday, Sept. 10.
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