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NFL Week One Preview – Chargers at Raiders

The final matchup of a wild week one takes place in the Black Hole of Oakland, as the Raiders play host to the Chargers and head coach Norv Turner.

After finishing with identical records in 2011, these AFC West rivals will begin this season Monday night where last year’s ended – in Oakland.

Mark Davis took over as Raiders owner in October following the passing of his father, Al Davis, who was also the franchise’s longtime general manager. Davis’ son hired Reggie McKenzie, formerly with Green Bay, as his GM shortly after last season, then McKenzie fired coach Hue Jackson and replaced him with former Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.

“We respect what Mr. Davis was able to do here, the brand he created with this organization,” said Allen, who at 39 is the league’s youngest head coach. “We’re going to do it our way. That’s the only way we know how to do it. Reggie and I have a plan, and we hope to have success doing it that way.”

One of Oakland’s first steps in that plan is to bounce back from a miserable end to 2011. The Raiders were 7-4 and leading the AFC West before dropping four of their final five games to finish 8-8 for the second straight year.

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