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NFL Football Betting: San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders

A pair of 1-2 NFL football betting teams looking to get back into contention do battle on Sunday when the Chargers (1-2, 1-1-1 ATS) hook up with the Raiders.

Kickoff from Oakland is set for 4:05 PM, and football betting fans can view the game regionally on CBS. Since 2003, the Chargers have absolutely owned Raider Nation, going 9-1 both SU and ATS during that stretch. The Chargers finally showed their potential last Monday night when they took on the New York Jets.

Many NFL betting fanatics thought that the Jets could spring the upset as nine-point underdogs on the football betting line, but the Chargers would have none of it. After falling behind 7-0 early, San Diego went on a 38-7 scoring run to blow the game wide open.

It was a fantastic day for former Florida State cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who led the Chargers with eight tackles and two interceptions, one of which he brought back for a touchdown. Though RB LaDainian Tomlinson was a game-time decision, he toted the rock 26 times for 67 yards and two scores.

San Diego has now played three straight games ‘over’ the ‘total’ to open up the season. Is he the head coach, or not? For now, Lane Kiffin can still claim to be the man calling the shots in Oakland, but the writing is on the wall that he will be removed from his position with the silver and black any time now.

Football betting aficionados that have backed the Raiders the last two weeks have nothing to complain about though. After dismantling Kansas City in Week 2, the Raiders headed east to take on the Buffalo Bills as 10-point underdogs per the closing NFL lines.

The stats weren’t fantastic for the Oakland offense, but they did manage to put 23 points on the board against the Bills. It wasn’t quite enough though, as Buffalo scored ten points in the final 4:03 to give them a 24-23 victory. San Diego is -7 in this AFC West showdown, with the ‘total’ in the 45-46 range.

It should be another great Wild, Wild, West shootout, so be sure to open an account with right now and get in on all of the great football betting action!