Chargers Practiced With Crowd Noise to Prep for Raider Nation


San Diego Chargers ownership has done an A+ job pissing off their fanbase, so it’s been no surprise that Qualcomm Stadium has been a second haven for opposing fans all season.

But it looks like what’s left of the Chargers’ home atmosphere is about to hit a new low today with Raiders fans coming to town. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the Bolts adjusted their practices with the expected Raider Nation turnout:

Internally #Chargers fear it’ll be more than 50% #Raiders fans today at a home game. They actually pumped in crowd noise at practice. Crazy.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 18, 2016

Casey Hayward told The San Diego Union Tribune the atmosphere will be like a bowl game, while Dwight Lowery really dropped the hammer on the reality of the situation:

“It’s embarrassing and it sucks. It sucks because had our team won some more games, it probably wouldn’t be that way. If we were in a position to make the playoffs, it may or may not be like this. But the Raiders and Chargers, from what I understand, is the biggest rivalry in the AFC West as far as that genuine hatred. And for the Raiders fans to dominate the stadium of the home team in the rivalry, that part of it is embarrassing.

Of course, this is great news for team BC. We’re expecting the usual slate of IG vids from Raiders fans and then some.