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Bolts fans pumped about playoff chances

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The San Diego Chargers keep their playoff hopes alive with a huge win over their division rivals the Oakland Raiders.

And fans at Sunday's sold-out game say the Bolts chances are looking pretty good.

It's a bitter rivalry and the stakes couldn't be higher.

"I feel we need to win," a Charger fan said before the game. 

Mathematically, the Chargers still have a shot at the playoffs, but there's nothing more Raider fans would love than to crush those hopes. 

"I'm really hoping they can win this game. It hasn't been a good season for us so if we can stop them from going to the playoffs it will be worth it," a Raider fan said before the game. 

It's safe to say Raider fans came out in full force. 

"We're here invading their territory...the full effect of Raider nation," a Raider fan said.

In the past, tensions between the two fan bases have been known to boil over. But some are now taking safety into their own hands. 

He goes by "Raiderman" and he may look intimidating, but this is one of the faces of the group Fans Against Violence

"Anybody who's with their family...wants to bring their kids to a game and have fun...supporting both teams win or lose that's the attitude we're trying to spread," Raiderman said. 

The organization started in Oakland and travels with the team getting people to promote peace with a read ribbon, and a pledge.

"Signing a pledge that basically says they won't start any violence in the stadium and report any violence they may witness," Loui Ceron said. 

"I love it, wonderful cause...people are here just to have a good time. some people do start problems but let's come to the game and have a good time," Jimmy Howe said. 

The message even appealed to Julian Gonzalez, a 14-year-old from Los Angeles. 

"Every time you see a Raider game or a rivalry game you see in the news that someone gets hurt so I really don't want to be in that situation where I can get hurt or someone I know and love gets hurt," Gonzalez said. 

A 14-year-old proving foes can in fact be friends. 

"I think fans should be able to appreciate that they came to a game, came to see the players play and just have fun," Gonzalez said. 

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