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Silver Minings: Raiders should have a big advantage at SoFi Stadium

Las Vegas is ready to take over LA on Monday night

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NFL: DEC 22 Raiders at Chargers
Raider Nation takeover
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The Raider Nation owned Qualcomm Stadium when the Chargers played there. And when they relocated for a short stint in Carson, it wasn’t even fair!

On Monday night, a new era begins in the Raider Nation’s road dominance in the Raiders-Chargers rivalry as it will be the first time the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers play at SoFi Stadium in front of fans.

The expectation is that there will be way more Raiders fans in the stands than Chargers fans. According to Vivid Seats, Raiders fans are expected to account for 74 percent of the tickets on Monday night. Yes, three quarters of the fan base will be wearing Silver and Black. Fans are planning a “black out” at SoFi, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

It should be noted that in Week 2, the Chargers were forced into three false starts because Dallas Cowboys fans were so loud. Vivid Seats predict that the Raiders will have more fans at SoFi than Dallas did.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr expects the Raider Nation to take over SoFi.

This could be wild.

In other Raiders’ links:

  • Slimetime: Raiders’ star tight end Darren Waller starred on the Nickelodeon show Slimetime this week.
  • Hobbs’ upbringing: The Athletic has a look at the life of Raiders’ standout rookie Nate Hobbs.
  • PFF loves DC: Pro Football Focus has some nifty Carr stats.
  • Waller foundation: Monday, the Darren Waller Foundation had its second annual “Beyond the Wall” gala and raised more than $500,000 for his foundation to help battle youth substance abuse in the Las Vegas area. Kudos, sir.