Instant analysis of Chargers' 30-17 victory vs. Raiders Week 17

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"All of the playoff scenarios really don't matter if we don't take care of our business".

The Chargers can qualify for the playoffs if they defeat the Raiders, the Titans lose to the Jaguars and the Ravens beat the Bengals. Nick Rose's extra point put Los Angeles up 7-0.

The Chargers defeated the Raiders, 30-10, Sunday afternoon at StubHub Center in a New Year's Eve game that turned out to be their last of the season. In both defeats at the hands of Kansas City (AFC West winner), Los Angeles had chances, yet was clearly not the better team in either game. This will be the first time since the mid-1990s that the Raiders have played in their former home of Los Angeles. In their first meeting in the Bay Area, the Chargers were lucky to escape with a 17-16 victory.

What will make this Sunday's contest with the Raiders even more challenging is that the Chargers need to avoid doing any scoreboard watching.

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Derrick Baity made a great play on a pass downfield and Josh Pascal sacked Clayton Thorson during Northwestern's second series. United Kingdom still needed a stop from its defense, however, which hadn't allowed Northwestern to score in the second half.

Del Rio called this game a "microcosm" of the Raiders' season, and the flaws that resulted in their 6-10 finish were on full display. The Chargers outgained the Raiders on offense 495 to 336.

As they prepare to tackle the Raiders this Sunday, the Chargers do have a few question marks health-wise.

With two outstanding edge rushers in the form of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, the Chargers defense has the ability to make life hard for opposing offenses, and that is exactly what they did, really for most of the game. Melvin Gordon was brought down after a nice run, but lost the ball.

The Oakland Raiders finished off their 2017 National Football League season by getting the doors blown off of them 30-10 at the hands of the Los Angeles Chargers. As it stands, there is much to play for when the game kicks off Sunday between two old AFL rivals.

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