Oakland Insider: Raiders Open Season Against Chargers on MNF!

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Published: April 6, 2009


... the season opener this time and what a great game it will be.  The Raiders are hosting the San Diego Chargers this year on Monday Night.

Last year the Silver and Black were humiliated by the Denver Broncos on the season opener which was on Monday night also for the whole world to watch.  Now the Raiders get a chance to redeem themselves by hosting the Chargers.

The Chargers are no slumps and have plenty of weapons to attack the Raiders.  Merriman is back and he is a play maker for sure.  L. Tomlinson is always a force to reckon with even though he is getting older.

So what is in the game plan for this year?

Here's the formula for a win against the Chargers on Monday Night.

First Protect J-Russ.  This is so important to keep Russell from getting gun shy.  If he is confident in his line he will make smart decisions instead of running for his life.  It's so important to keep the leader of the offense in the right frame...

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