Raiders-Chargers will kick off at the convenient hour of 11:35 pm ET Sunday night
People, this allows you the option of watching four consecutive different live NFL games Sunday, with an approximate time investment of 13 and a half hours (including the Sunday Night Football scores and highlights show). It sounds like the behavior of a person who doesn't have a life, but I can tell you right now that I will definitely watch that 13 and a half hours of non-stop NFL football.
The NFL announced Monday afternoon that Sunday's Raiders-Chargers game will be Sunday night at 11:35 ET/8:35 PT, the latest kickoff time ever for an NFL game. The game is also moved over to the NFL Network, after originally being slated to air on CBS.
For Eastern time zone viewers, this means the game will last until about 2:30 a.m. local time.
As you've perhaps noticed, the Oakland Raiders and Oakland A's share the same stadium, and are the only stadium in America that remains a dual-use football and baseball stadium. That's why you see baseball infield dirt at many Raiders home games.in September -- and this year, in October.
The baseball-to-football field conversion takes about 18 hours, hence the delay.
The Raiders have played the San Diego Chargers late before, as part of the Monday Night Football Week 1 double-header in both 2009 and 2010. Those games started at 10:15 p.m. ET.
Those games showed us that late-night Raiders football in Oakland always offer a little something extra. Like attractive women throwing punches at stadium security.