And, as you would expect, Prisco thinks this one is going to come down to a one-score game.
The Raiders impressed last week on the road winning at Cleveland,” says Prisco. “The defense came up big. They face a tough challenge in hot rookie passer Justin Herbert. The Chargers find new ways to blow leads seemingly every week. But that won’t happen here as Herbert has a big day. Pick: Chargers 31, Raiders 27
The score is fairly realistic as the Chargers have scored over 30 points in three of their last four games with a season-high 39 coming against the Jaguars in Week 7. The Raiders defense hasn’t shown to be that stout this season and their offense has had to put points on board in order to keep up.
If the Chargers play their usual game, they’ll be up in the fourth once again. Will this be the week they finally play a full four quarters on defense? God, I hope so.
Now for today’s links.
Wednesday’s injury report (Chargers.com)
Check out photos from Week 9 practice (Chargers.com)
Jason Reed believes the Chargers’ next head coach should be defense-oriented (Bolt Beat)
Gavino Borquez highlights the Bolts beings favored slightly over the Raiders (Chargers Wire)
Could the 49ers move on from Jimmy G after 2020? (ESPN)
Jason Verrett found the motivation he needed to get back on the field through music (ESPN)
NFL Staff predicted Week 9’s slate of games (Bleacher Report)
Kristopher Knox hands out report cards for all of the first-round rookies (Bleacher Report)
Ron Rivera says Dwayne Haskins is not done in Washington (Pro Football Talk)
Jamey Eisenberg talks fantasy starts and sits for Week 9 (CBS Sports)