Wine country fires force Raiders to alter practice

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But the team cut practice short by about 30 minutes on Wednesday because of wildfires that are sweeping through northern California.

"It was a game where at times we didn't really play all that well again and quickly once the dust settles you are still 1-4 and you have a heck of a hill to climb", quarterback Philip Rivers said.

The Raiders teamed with the Bay Area's other pro sports teams to donate $450,000 to support the fire relief efforts.

"When a tragedy hits this close to home, we feel it's our duty to get involved and to help our community and those who have been impacted", A's President Dave Kaval said.

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"It's been a good recipe for us in the last few ballgames", coach Doug Pederson said Monday. "We're monitoring the different levels of smoke that are here and we're going to make sure we do the right things with our guys ... we've got people that are checking all the data".

The NFL countered that it followed procedures under the league's labor deal and that the union improperly filed a lawsuit before the appeals process was complete. When something like that happens, and someone tells you what it really is, you just sit there and think, You're fortunate. Gorham, who teaches AP government and economics, is known for leading the student-run radio station at Encinal.

The Chargers hope they can keep them there with an offense that has weapons.

Oakland faces a tough pass rush from the Chargers in the form of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. They previously donned it in Week 14 of 2015, when they lost to the Raiders.

Melvin Gordon has proved to be productive out of the backfield, as his three scoring receptions pace all running backs. Rivers' aim hasn't always been true, but Keenan Allen is fourth in the league with 401 receiving yards and his 235 on third down is an NFL high. He feels confident that "the ball will find [him]".

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