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Raiders Kick Off 2024 Season Against Chargers in High-Stakes Opener

The Las Vegas Raiders are set to start their 2024 NFL season with a thrilling showdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in Inglewood, California. This Week 1 clash marks the 129th regular-season meeting between these storied rivals since their AFL days in 1960. It’s also the second time in three seasons that the Raiders will open on the road against the Chargers, the last being in 2022.

The Raiders have shared a storied history with the Chargers, splitting their season series since relocating to Las Vegas in 2020. Their last encounter was a record-breaking spectacle, with the Raiders scoring a franchise-high 63 points in a Week 15 victory, featuring four touchdown passes from quarterback Aidan O’Connell and a dominant defensive performance that forced five turnovers.

Adding intrigue to the matchup, the Raiders’ new head coach Antonio Pierce, a Compton native, and general manager Tom Telesco, a former Chargers GM, bring a personal connection to Los Angeles. The season will come full circle when these two teams face off again in Week 18 at Allegiant Stadium, reminiscent of their dramatic 2021 season finale that secured a playoff berth for the Raiders in a 35-32 overtime victory.

With high stakes and historic rivalry, the Raiders’ season opener against the Chargers promises to be a must-watch game.

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