(SportsNetwork.com) - Until further notice, Oakland is without question a baseball city.
With the Athletics in the divisional round of the American League playoffs on Saturday night, the long-moribund Raiders have been forced into the unique position of having to schedule around the remnants of their stadium mate's revelry when it comes to their own Week 5 game with San Diego.
The Chargers' visit, which had been scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. ET, will now occur at 11:35 p.m. ET because of the prolonged time it takes to convert the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum from one sport to another.
The late-night game will be broadcast by the NFL Network, and the extra few hours will no doubt be spent by Oakland QB Terrelle Pryor undergoing last- minute assessments to make sure he's ready to return after suffering a concussion in Week 3 against Denver.
Pryor was held out of last week's game, which ended in a 24-14 loss to Washington.
He completed 19 passes, threw for 281 yards and brought his 2013 rushing total to 198 yards -- second-best on the team -- in the loss to the Broncos. His replacement, free-agent signee Matt Flynn, went 21-for-32 against the Redskins for 227 yards, a TD and an interception.
Pryor participated fully in Oakland's Wednesday practice and is expected to play Sunday.
"It's going to be a tough, competitive football game," Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. "They've got good players. We're going to have to play well to beat them."
That will presumably include Pryor being Pryor, though the ex-Ohio State star insisted he'll try to temper his natural instincts with a little more prudence. His first start with Oakland came last season against the Chargers, and, in a 24-21 loss, saw him throw for 150 yards and two touchdowns.
"I just try to make the right decisions and the smart decisions and be a smart person and player," he said. "If there's three guys coming cramming down on me, I don't want to challenge all three of those guys, so get down. Just be myself and play football. That's how I have to play."
Unfortunately for Allen, Pryor isn't the only injury concern.
Marcel Reece's knee injury will keep the fullback out against the Chargers and center Stefan Wisniewski is doubtful with a knee issue of his own. Starting running back Darren McFadden is questionable after tweaking a hamstring last week.
That puts more responsibility in the hands and on the legs of Rashad Jennings, who'd presumably get McFadden's workload if the No. 1 man is unavailable. Jennings had eight receptions and ran for 45 yards against the Redskins.
"If you have the right mentality nothing really changes," he said. "You prepare that you're carrying the load always. We hope he's healthy. He's a big part of this team. Whatever role I'm asked to take on I'll be ready for it."
San Diego took a hit of its own on the injury front when linebacker Dwight Freeney tore his quadriceps in a win over Dallas. In his first year with the Chargers after 11 seasons -- and seven Pro Bowls -- with Indianapolis, Freeney had a half-sack, one tackle and one assist in four games.
He was placed on injured reserve and is out for the season.
"You lose a great player like Dwight Freeney, it's a blow to your team," Chargers coach Mike McCoy said. "When you lose one of the greatest players of all-time on your team, with an injury like that, in a game, that's tough."