Derek Carr: Road games at Chargers are like home games, I expect it again this week

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has played against the Chargers in five different stadiums, but he always feels at home.

Carr said today that Raiders fans always outnumber Chargers fans, home or away, and he expects that to be the case again when the teams face off on Monday night.

“In my past . . . whether it was in Los Angeles at the soccer stadium [StubHub Center] or in Qualcomm in San Diego, it was another home game,” Carr said, via Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It was always looked at as another home game and that’s no disrespect, it’s a fact. The way you practice, the way you meet, it felt like a home game. I fully expect Raider Nation to take over the majority of the stadium again. They usually do.”

The secondary ticket provider VividSeats.com says its data indicates that the majority of fans at the Chargers home game on Monday night at SoFi Stadium will be Raiders fans.

31 responses to “Derek Carr: Road games at Chargers are like home games, I expect it again this week

  1. This elicits a good chuckle from Chargers fans. Of course Carr forgets that it’s the Chargers who have felt more at home in the Raiders’ home stadium in his career. The Chargers are 4-3 against Carr and the Raiders Oakland/Las Vegas during Carr’s tenure.

  2. The Raiders were located in LA for a number of years and have a huge following there still.

    Which makes the NFL look even more ridiculous to let the Chargers move up to LA when it is a Raider town.

    The Chargers have no business being in LA.
    The Raiders should have been the team to move to LA.

  3. Whether the majority of fans are Raider Fsns or Charger Fans, expect Derek Carr to be outplayed by Justin Herbert

  4. Carr is not wrong. LA is a Raider venue when they are in town. Phillip Rivers used to gripe about how his own line couldn’t hear signals or they had to run silent counts.

  5. 174eva says:
    September 30, 2021 at 7:04 pm
    The Raiders were located in LA for a number of years and have a huge following there still.

    Which makes the NFL look even more ridiculous to let the Chargers move up to LA when it is a Raider town.

    The Raiders should have been the team to move to LA.
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    While I most certainly agree that the Chargers should have never moved to Los Angeles, the Mayor and nearly every prominent business leaders did not want the Raiders in Los Angeles due to all of the violence that happened each Sunday around the LA Coliseum during their last tenure in the city.

    It would have been nice had they been able to stay in Oakland for another 50 years but Vegas is the perfect location for the Raiders because it’s a quick flight from Burbank, LAX, SFO or Oakland and only a 3.5 hour drive from LA.

  6. The Raiders were the team LA really wanted, and the Raiders have sold more PSLs and tickets to fans in Southern California than the Chargers have. It’s been reported that almost 30,000 of their 45,000 season ticket sales went to ticket brokers rather than fans. Kroenke, having paid $5 Billion for his own crib, didn’t want it overrun my Raiders fans or being second fiddle in his stadium.

    Granted by the time St Louis gets finished with Kroenke, he’s gonna need Spanos to sell some PSLs!!!

  7. The last games in Carson and in San Diego were complete blackouts (and that is sad for the Chargers). With the Chargers pretty much having the same colors as the Rams, no one knows the difference. I know Raider fans bought the discounted Charger package just for this game. The Charges are a very good team. The Raiders know it. Herbert, Allen, Williams, Ekeler, Cook, Guyton. That’s a pretty good offense. Their defense did a number on KC. Raiders need to be ready.

  8. I wonder how a Charger player feels knowing no matter how good of a team you might be, you’ll always be the 3rd favorite NFL team in LA. And I wouldn’t be shocked if they ranked behind the 49ers, Cardinals, and possibly Seahawks.

  9. Raiders should have got the big house in LA, Chargers could have still been just alright in Vegas.

  10. The NFL owners are the ones who said the Raiders couldn’t return to LA. People here wanted the Raiders back, but the NFL owners weren’t having that at all – it was a nonstarter.

    There are tons of Raider fans in LA. It broke the city’s heart when Al Davis moved them back to Oakland (because if he built a stadium in LA the owners were going to make him share it with another team).

    Right now the Chargers are kind of like The Clippers. It doesn’t matter how great the Clippers play, LA loves the Lakers. In 2019 the Chargers couldn’t sell out a 27K seat venue in LA. It would be interesting to see what happens if the Chargers play the Rams in this year’s Super Bowl. I think the vibe would be LA vs OC. But I gotta say, Raiders vs. the Rams would be epic. I think that’s the matchup everyone wants. That could result in something like the zombie apocalypse.

    I root for the Chargers as a 2nd team, but I’m a Rams fan. But I also root for the Raiders when they’re not playing the Rams or the Chargers. I like it when Chuckie’s face turns red.

  11. The Raiders were located in LA for a number of years and have a huge following there still.

    Which makes the NFL look even more ridiculous to let the Chargers move up to LA when it is a Raider town.

    The Chargers have no business being in LA.
    The Raiders should have been the team to move to LA.

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    This also feeds into St Louis’ law suit against Kroenke and friends. I think if Al was around he would’ve been suing too. Chargers and Raiders should’ve been the teams to move to LA but as they say ‘money talks’.

    LA is part of the Raider Nation.

  12. All home games for the Chargers are home games for the visitors. They’re in the wrong city. They need to go back to San Diego.

  13. No sympathy for the Chargers. They had a solid home-field advantage and abandoned it for the “riches” of LA.

  14. humb0lt says:
    September 30, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    This elicits a good chuckle from Chargers fans. Of course Carr forgets that it’s the Chargers who have felt more at home in the Raiders’ home stadium in his career. The Chargers are 4-3 against Carr and the Raiders Oakland/Las Vegas during Carr’s tenure.
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    If you’re chuckling with the #1 offense in the league sporting a 3-0 record against playoff teams coming into your house with an overwhelming fan base, well… I’m calling that false bravado. Either that or you just don’t know what’s happening in the world.

  15. As a Broncos fan, we have been looking at the Chargers road game as a 9th home game for The last 20+ years. Dean Spanos screwed over San Diego fans for so long, he deserves nothing better. The sooner the Chargers are sold, the better. Only then, can they move forward with an actual fanbase.

  16. ringheadcrusher says:
    October 1, 2021 at 10:17 am
    humb0lt says:
    September 30, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    This elicits a good chuckle from Chargers fans. Of course Carr forgets that it’s the Chargers who have felt more at home in the Raiders’ home stadium in his career. The Chargers are 4-3 against Carr and the Raiders Oakland/Las Vegas during Carr’s tenure.
    ______________________

    If you’re chuckling with the #1 offense in the league sporting a 3-0 record against playoff teams coming into your house with an overwhelming fan base, well… I’m calling that false bravado. Either that or you just don’t know what’s happening in the world.
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    My “bravado” is based on the fact the Chargers are superior to the Raiders, starting with Justin Herbert, whom Carr can only dream of being as good as. Herbert, as a rookie, with an abbreviated off-season, no preseason games, without the benefit of working with the first team in camp, thrown into the fire with a minute’s notice, put up numbers in 15 games superior to Carr has ever achieved in 16-game seasons during his slightly above average career.

  17. humb0lt says:
    September 30, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    This elicits a good chuckle from Chargers fans. Of course Carr forgets that it’s the Chargers who have felt more at home in the Raiders’ home stadium in his career. The Chargers are 4-3 against Carr and the Raiders Oakland/Las Vegas during Carr’s tenure.
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    humb0lt reads one thing, but his brain hears something entirely different.

  18. Raiders certainly win the fan base. Chargers should be San Diego period!! However the Chargers are by far the better team!! Raiders always fall back to earth and will be 8-9 by seasons end. Chargers on other hand have the best young QB in the league and are ascending to the top for many years to come. I suspect a chargers spanking of the raiders to be common place for many years to come!!!

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