The Chargers really found a way to “sneak” away with a victory in last night’s contest against the Raiders. It was their first game inside of Allegiant Stadium and they were able to return the favor by beating Las Vegas in their first matchup inside the new stadium.
Justin Herbert was able to tie Baker Mayfield’s rookie record for touchdown passes with 27 and was this close breaking the record if it wasn’t for a Jalen Guyton touchdown that was broken up at the last second.
He still finished with three total touchdowns and 314 passing yards on 22-of-34 passing.
It was a rough outing for the run game as the team compiled just 96 rushing yards on 29 carries. The coaching staff was once again obsessed with running the ball on first downs and I’m pretty sure at one point late in the first half they had more carries than they did rushing yards.
Herbert didn’t need Keenan Allen or Mike Williams to get the job done in this one. Guyton finished with a career-high 91 yards receiving while Hunter Henry and Tyron Johnson each went over 60 yards and found the end zone.
Chris Harris snagged his first interception, as well. Other than that, the defense didn’t have many splash plays. Nick Vigil recorded the team’s only sack and the pair of Justin Jones and Michael Davis each had a tackle-for-loss.
But now the team sits in a place that probably has fans torn. Do you prefer the Chargers to win their final two games, or at least one more to have a better record, or do you want the team to lock down the highest possible draft pick? This is something we’re all going to be wrestling with in the coming weeks.
As always, go ahead and use this thread as a means to vent and type out any and all lasting thoughts about Thursday’s win over the Raiders.
Have a great weekend!