Gertrude Stein was clearly wrong about Oakland. It is precisely there—a place that often gets noticed for the wrong reasons—where the Chargers go to get a victory. Any place else Monday night, and the team would be practicing this week with the task—yet again—of trying to make up ground, tread water, fill in the hole. But the Raiders are tonic for a Chargers’ team like none other. The last 12 games between the two teams have produced 12 positive results for San Diego, a streak that was also matched by the Patriots’ late-game rally over the Bills Monday night. It’s a rivalry that’s about as current as the Raiders' multipurpose stadium. Is any other NFL team hosting games on a baseball diamond still? The Raiders have not won a game in the home- ...
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