Wildfires have made their way across the Bay Area as of late, destroying property and taking multiple lives. Due to the havoc, it has put the status for the Los Angeles Chargers–Oakland Raiders game on hold as the two teams are set to square off at 4:25 Eastern Time on Sunday.
However, everything is now expected to go according to the original script.
“We continue to monitor air quality conditions in the Bay Area and are in close communication with both the Raiders and Chargers, as well as local authorities,” league spokesperson Michael Signora told NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport on Thursday. “At this point, the game remains scheduled for Sunday in Oakland.”
The Raiders are looking to get off the schneid after a tough stretch. After beginning the season 2-0, the team has since dropped three straight. Following a loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football in Week 3, Oakland was defeated by the rival Denver Broncos and also lost quarterback Derek Carr. He was out last Sunday and instead replaced by E.J. Manuel, who couldn’t lead the club to a win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Entering Week 5, only four teams — the Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants — had yet to pick up a win on the season. Once the slate concluded, Los Angeles was the lone team to be removed from that list. The Chargers, after a couple of narrow defeats to start the season, beat the Giants in New York, 27-22, to finally get on the board.