Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders: 3 bold predictions

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders passes against the Los Angeles Chargers during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 11, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders passes against the Los Angeles Chargers during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 11, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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OAKLAND, CA – NOVEMBER 11: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 11, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA – NOVEMBER 11: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 11, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Philip Rivers’ streak ends

The Chargers seem like a 16-game road team this season, so its probably no surprise that Philip Rivers takes solace in playing in opponents’ home stadiums. Clearly, that thought translates to Oakland, as Rivers holds a touchdown streak against the Raiders. Phillip Rivers has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 23 consecutive games against Oakland.

Rivers clearly likes what he sees from the Raiders’ secondary and has thoroughly taken advantage. Oakland’s 29th ranked pass defense (in terms of yards conceded through the air) will have its hands full with Rivers, but in primetime, on Thursday night all that matters is keeping Rivers out of the endzone.

Philip Rivers may move the chains, but Oakland’s secondary will make a statement against their division rival, shutting him out of touchdown pass for the second straight week.