Predicting the Las Vegas Raiders 2021 season game-by-game
Week 18 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
In the final game of the 17-game season, the Raiders will play host to the hated Los Angeles Chargers in a game where the winner locks up a Wild Card spot. The Chargers are going to be a much-improved team in terms of the win column, and Justin Herbert could be playing MVP-caliber football at this point.
However, with a chance to make the playoffs, and playing in front of Raider Nation inside Allegiant Stadium, the Raiders get the job done. Derek Carr leads the Raiders to a late touchdown, hitting Darren Waller in the back of the end zone, as a Daniel Carlson extra point gives Las Vegas a four-point victory.
The Las Vegas Raiders will play on the national stage four times this upcoming season, and we rank them in order by significance and intrigue.
So there you have it, the Raiders finish off a 10-7 season with a win at home against the hated Chargers. For Las Vegas, this ten-win season will get them back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2016 campaign, and rolling in with back-to-back wins, maybe they can surprise someone in the Wild Card round.
Prediction: Raiders 38, Chargers 34