Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers: Game preview and prediction
At the end of the day, this game is going to come down to the two quarterbacks, and which one is going to make the necessary plays, and which one will make the key mistakes. This is only going to be Justin Herbert’s seventh professional game, and although he has played well so far this season, every game he plays just puts more tape on for the opponents to study.
Derek Carr, on the other hand, is in his seventh year in the league, and is playing at a MVP level so far this season. The Chargers defense this season just isn’t going to be good enough to make enough stops against this Raiders offense because they are just not clicking as a unit.
Last week, there was terrible weather, and the offense only put up 16 total points, but we saw with our own eyes that the Raiders should’ve put up at least two more touchdowns as a pass from Carr to Ruggs was called out of bounds, and a run by Josh Jacobs was called short of the goal line even though he was clearly over the line.
The Raiders will win this game in a shootout as Justin Herbert drives down the field to try and get the win at the end of the game, but will ultimately come up short as the Raiders defense makes just enough plays to hold them off.