San Diego Buzz: Chargers host Raiders and SDSU hosts Utah State

Nov 16, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) drops back to pass during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium.  

SAN DIEGO — Coming off the second heartbreaking loss in a row for the San Diego Chargers, the Bolts are preparing for this Sunday’s matchup against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Still hot in people’s minds though is Philip Rivers’ incredible passing performance in Green Bay. Hopefully for the Chargers, they can continue their recent streak and win their fourth straight against the rivals to the North.

The Raiders know it will face a tough task in defending Rivers and the Chargers’ league leading passing game, and have also brought in a return specialist with the hopes of jump starting their own offense.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer expressed his appreciation for Gov. Jerry Brown for approving an accelerated judicial review process for any lawsuits filed against the project’s environmental impact report. Feeling stiff-armed by the Chargers, Faulconer has gone straight to the NFL in his pursuit of keeping the Bolts in San Diego.

Friday night, San Diego State (4-3, 3-0) hosts Utah State (4-2, 3-0) in a battle of two undefeated teams in conference play. The Aztecs can make a big statement with a win, and here are five things to watch for in this game, per the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The San Diego Padres are amidst their search for the next manager, and Nick Canepa chatted with Padres’ lead investor Peter Seidler on what he expects from the next person to take the position for the Firars. Whoever it is, we know the team has a lot of options this offseason, it just won’t be Dusty Baker…

Champ Kind, a.k.a David Koechner, was a guest on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on Thursday where he talked about how great it is to work with Will Ferrell, and how the actors felt like they were amidst a no-hitter while filming Anchorman because they knew something great was being made but didn’t want to jinx it.

By now all baseball fans know that Daniel Murphy is far from human when it comes to playoff baseball. This tweet via Bleacher Report sums it all up in 15-seconds.

Sumo wrestlers in a foot race is everything you need for the weekend.