The Monday Night doubleheader on September 11 has the Raiders taking on the Chargers at 7:15 p.m. PT in Oakland, preceded by Minnesota facing Washington in the first game that begins at 4 p.m. PT. The Raiders hold a 54-36-2 all-time record versus the Chargers.
"I love it," said Dean Spanos, Chargers' President and CEO. "What a way to open the season … in prime time against the Raiders. I know both the team and the fans will be up for that game and ready for the challenge."
The contest will mark the sixth time in franchise history that the Raiders have opened against the Chargers, the last being in 2000.
"It's definitely an honor and a privilege to be able to open the season on Monday Night Football, especially playing against a rival like the Raiders," Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson said. "It's going to be a crazy environment. Part of me wishes we were playing it tomorrow."