Oakland Insider: Raiders Open Season Against Chargers on MNF!

Farris GunningCorrespondent IApril 6, 2009

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 28: Running back Michael Bush #29 of the Oakland Raiders rushes upfield against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 28, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Hello Sports fans, it's time for another edition of Oakland Insider. 

Were looking at the season opener this time and what a great game it will be.  The Raiders are hosting the San Diego Chargers this year on Monday Night.

Last year the Silver and Black were humiliated by the Denver Broncos on the season opener which was on Monday night also for the whole world to watch.  Now the Raiders get a chance to redeem themselves by hosting the Chargers.

The Chargers are no slumps and have plenty of weapons to attack the Raiders.  Merriman is back and he is a play maker for sure.  L. Tomlinson is always a force to reckon with even though he is getting older.

So what is in the game plan for this year?

Here's the formula for a win against the Chargers on Monday Night.

First Protect J-Russ.  This is so important to keep Russell from getting gun shy.  If he is confident in his line he will make smart decisions instead of running for his life.  It's so important to keep the leader of the offense in the right frame of mind, no rushing the throws ect...

Second is to hammer the Chargers Defence with Michael Bush.  Bush is a hard running back that will wear down the D and allow many other offensive plays work well.  Bush should touch the ball no less than 20 times in the game.

Third is to use McFadden as a multiple attack running back.  His catching and running abilities are fantastic and with Bush pounding on the D, McFadden should have no problem making some very big plays.

Now there is obviously many other things that will need to take place for the Raiders to walk away victoriously from this Monday Night Game.  Special Teams need to do what they do best and put 6 up sometime in the game.  The D will need to attack Phillip Rivers and make him make mistakes. 

This should be a great game, hosting two phenomenal running backs to watch with McFadden and Tomlinson, and it's on National Television so everyone gets to see them go at it.

The draft is right around the corner and things could change with additions these two teams will be making...But that's a different article.

Thanks to everyone reading this article and please give feedback.

Go Raiders!!