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Chargers LAtely Ep. 31: Primetime in the Death Star

The Bolts are definitely the Rebels in this situation and the Raiders are the Empire.

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, everyone, and happy Thursday!

Only a short day of work stands between all of us and tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup between the Chargers and the Raiders in what will be the team’s first trip to the brand new Allegiant Stadium.

Both of these offenses currently ranked within the top 15 of the NFL. The Raiders have the 14th ranked unit, averaging 369.3 yards per game while the Chargers sit at eighth with 383 total yards per game.

Defensively, the Bolts possess a much better unit than Las Vegas. The Raiders have the 25th-ranked defense and allow over 384 yards each week while the Chargers have the ninth -best group and allow an average of 337.1 per game.

However, all those yards don’t matter if you can’t score.

The Raiders currently average 26.9 points per game while the Chargers only must up 22.8. At the same time, LA Vegas gives up 30.1 on average to their opponents, which is a big reason why Jon Gruden just fired their defensive coordinator earlier this week.

I CAN’T WAIT!

Go ahead and listen to this week’s podcast to help set the mood before tonight’s game.