Back with another episode recapping the game fresh off another victory. It’s pretty clear that the Raiders are not very good. When you are a good team, you handle bad teams. The Chargers missed both of their starting tackles and it took awhile, but once they got out of their shell they put Oakland away.
It didn’t seem like the Raiders had much of a plan. Casey Hayward shadowed Amari Cooper and he took him out of the game. Oakland attacked Trevor Williams but it wasn’t enough. Only giving Marshawn Lynch nine carries is something I’m sure they are talking about today.
The game started out kind of boring. Both teams were too conservative. Then the Austin Ekeler touchdown happened. That was a hell of a play by Philip Rivers, too. He caught a bad snap, didn’t panic, found Ekeler and let it go in a hurry. From there, Ekeler did the rest. Can’t say enough about Rivers. He’s been so good this year. I think more than ever he’s been buying time in the pocket. Whether it’s drifting to buy time or side-stepping defenders.
Melvin Ingram was really good. Caleb Sturgis was really not. Talk about a little bit of everything and answer some questions. Back to back wins and there’s no reason to think that they shouldn’t be 5-2 by the bye. Time to reel off four in a row.