The Chargers are heading into their third divisional matchup of the year and their first against the Las Vegas Raiders. Despite the Raider’s better 4-3 record, they actually have a worse point differential than the Bolts as of Week 9 (-16 vs. -6). It just continues to paint this frustrating picture of the Chargers losing every single game by a miniscule amount of points.
As of Friday morning, it looks like the Chargers will be without Joey Bosa this week but also look to get back Trai Turner for the first time in over a month. So while the offensive line gets a boost, the pass rush will be less than 100%.
If last week’s game was a “must-win” then I’m not sure what you call this game. In all honesty, if the Bolts don’t win this weekend and get a win in the division, I think the season is officially lost. Any hope of a postseason will effectively disappear and it’ll be time to turn part of our attention to the draft.
Also, if the Chargers go winless in the division again, I don’t know how serious changes aren’t going to be made.
Feel free to use this post as a discussion area to post your predictions for this week’s game.
And now for today’s links.
Chris Hayre and Daniel Jeremiah are in the film room to watch Justin Herbert and Maxx Crosby (Chargers.com)
Chris Hayre dropped the latest episode of Chargers Weekly (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez highlights three things to know about the Raiders (Chargers Wire)
Jason Reed makes three bold predictions for this week’s matchup with the Raiders (Bolt Beat)
The Raiders were fined and had a draft pick taken for mask violations (ESPN)
Josh Edwards published a new 2021 mock draft (CBS Sports)
Tyler Brooke highlights the biggest busts of the first half of the NFL season (Bleacher Report)
Davante Adams confidently says he’s the best WR in the NFL (ESPN)