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NFL: San Diego Chargers at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders/Vikings game isn’t the only game today, now that it’s over we have an entire slew of afternoon games too. It’s an interesting group of games too at that, led by the AFC West Chargers taking on the Houston Texans. These two teams haven’t played each other since 2016 and the Chargers, and both teams come into this season with higher expectations and playoff dreams.

LA’s Philip Rivers will be looking to once again rely on current lead back Aaron Ekeler, whose start to the season has Chargers fans saying Melvin Gordon who. The Texans on the other hand are led by Deshaun Watson and all world receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and they also have two other stellar receivers in Will Fuller and recently acquired Kenny Stills to help their passing game too.

Besides that game we also have the surprising 49ers taking on the Ben Roethlisberger-less Pittsburgh Steelers, the Arizona Cardinals taking on the Cam Newton-less Carolina Panthers, the Seahawks taking on the Drew Brees-less Saints, the Buccaneers taking on the Eli Manning-less Giants though that last one is by choice because Eli was benched in favor of rookie Daniel Jones.

Despite the rash of QB injuries plaguing these games, it should still be a fun slate of football. Chat right here with your fellow Raiders fans!