San Diego mayor offers to host Raiders-Chargers game

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 18: Oakland Raiders Defensive End Jihad Ward (95) hits San Diego Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers (17) during the NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers on December 18, 2016 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Tom Walko/Icon Sportswire)
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[UPDATE]: The NFL has reportedly started looking into the idea of potentially moving the game, checking to see if Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., is available, according to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said that the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers could play their Week 6 game in San Diego on Sunday if Oakland Coliseum is unavailable due to the wildfires in the Bay Area, according to Tom Krasovic of The San Diego Union Tribune.

However, in spite of the fact that the city of San Diego is opening its doors to the two teams, there has not been any indication that the NFL is seeking a relocation for the matchup.

“I am not aware of any request that has come from the NFL to date,” said Faulconer’s chief of staff, Aimee Faucett.

Faucett then added that San Diego is “always happy” to lend a helping hand to other cities in times of crisis.

An NFL spokesperson said that the league is monitoring the air quality in Oakland leading up to the game. However, the contest is not being moved at this time.

“At this point, the game remains scheduled for Sunday in Oakland,” the league official said Wednesday.

The Raiders and Chargers have not yet met this season. They are also scheduled to battle on New Year’s Eve at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Oakland started the season 2-0, but since then, the Raiders have lost three straight games, most recently falling to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 30-17 this past Sunday.

Los Angeles just picked up its first win of the year last weekend, defeating the New York Giants 27-22. The Chargers are now 1-4 on the season.

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