Raiders confirm Chargers game on schedule, still monitoring air quality in statement


The Raiders announced Friday that the game is tentatively set to be played as scheduled, but that could change if the league feels that the air quality conditions in the Bay Area are too risky for football.

The Oakland Raiders' home game against the San Diego Chargers is scheduled to occur as scheduled on Sunday despite deadly wildfires in Northern California that have raised questions about air quality in the region.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he was open to hosting the game, however National Football League spokesman said Joe Lockhart seemed to rule out that option, saying any move would likely be to an National Football League stadium, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Venues in the Bay Area and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum are other possible locations, the Union-Tribune said. Oakland is roughly 45 miles south of the fires.

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Wildfires are raging in areas north of Oakland, burning more than 200,000 acres of land.

The Air Quality Index for Oakland is projected to be in the "Unhealthy" range at least through Friday and Saturday. "I think it was smart to give him last week (off), and he's good to go now".

Friday's injury report listed four Raiders players as officially out for Sunday's game: cornerback Gareon Conley (shin injury), linebacker Marquel Lee (ankle), fullback Jamize Olawale (concussion) and cornerback Antonio Hamilton (knee). However, he wouldn't reveal what those plans might be.