As the Oakland Raiders prepare to do battle with their sudden nemesis, the San Diego Chargers, tonight at 7:15 p.m. PDT (10:15 p.m. EDT), there are, as always in a season opener, some questions that need to be answered. Any season prior to the last four you could have asked any Raiders fan which team they'd most love to beat, and you'd get a smattering of "donkeys" and "chefs" in response. We really didn't care about the Chargers (or "dolts" if you prefer), because they were never really relevant. Sure, they had the occasional nice season, but the all-time series was laughably one-sided and they were never a threat to win the Super Bowl, even when they made it there. Over the last six years, not only have they become relevant, they've become pretty good, and our relations ...
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