Thursday Night Football Returns To Prime Time On The NFL Network
For fans of the National Football League, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Thursday Night Football is back for a full slate of games over the next seven weeks. All of the Prime Time action can be seen on the NFL Network through your local cable provider.
After nine weeks of garden variety Sunday and Monday Night football, the NFL kicks off their Thursday Night prime time schedule with the San Diego Chargers hosting the Oakland Raiders tonight. With NFL games on Thursday, NCAA football on Saturday, and then more NFL action on Sunday and Monday, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year!
NFL Thursday Night Football: Raiders @ Chargers Preview
At first glance, this may not seem like the greatest match-up but this game will have serious implications on the American Football Conference playoff picture. Both teams come into this contest with a stumbling 4-4 record and are tied for top spot in the AFC West Division.
With the NFL tie breaking scenarios however, the Bolts are in second, while the Raiders are in third, both behind the Kansas City Chiefs. There is also added importance to this game as the AFC West winner is the only team in this division that’s going to make the 2011 NFL playoffs. The other three teams will be home watching the action on TV.
Chargers vs. Raiders Week 10 Game Day Injury Updates
As is the case with most teams at this point in the season, San Diego and Oakland are both dealing with injury issues. Chargers WR Malcom Floyd and LB Shaun Philips are both expected to miss tonight’s contest. Running backs Ryan Mathews (groin) and Mike Tolbert (hamstring) should both be in the Bolts line-up.
Oakland will be without their leader on offense as RB Darren McFadden (foot) has been officially listed as OUT and RB Michael Bush will get his third straight start. Newly acquired QB Carson Palmer will make his second start for Raider Nation as Jason Campbell is likely out for the season with a broken collarbone.
We like the Bolts straight up here and the game total to stay UNDER the number.