Chargers at Raiders: Why the Chargers Will Win

Oakland’s poor Run Defense
The Oakland Raiders had the 6th worst run defense last year. The Chargers will likely be without their best running back, but Ronnie Brown and LeRon McClain should be good enough to get the job done. They get the first shot to rip up that Oakland run defense. Getting the run game rolling, will open things up for Philip and company.

Raiders still adjusting to new coaching staff
Like every year, the Raiders have a new head coach and the team will have to adjust to Coach Dennis Allen. Hopefully it takes Oakland a long while to make an adjustment.

Chargers Rejuvenated Defense
The Chargers have a new Defensive coordinator and some new toys on defense. Melvin Ingram looks like he is a game changer and this will get his first time to shine in what could be a defensive rookie of the year campaign. The defense should bring a lot more pressure to Carson Palmer and will be looking to make more impact plays.

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers is supposed to be listed in this post with confidence, but the preseason has put us back in shaky territory. I still believe that he will step up and have a big season. He will be the biggest factor in the game. If he steps up and plays like we know he can, then we will leave Oakland with a win. If he struggles, then we all might be crying ‘Fire Norv’ at the end of the game.

Antonio Gates
Antonio Gates is thinner and faster this year. The Oakland Raiders will be the first team to the thinner and faster Gates. Philip should look his way early and often to move those chains!

Later post: Why the Chargers will LOSE

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  • DED72

    GOI

  • MOREFAYL

    Phyllis will be lewking for knew brands to doosh with aftur thiz barebacking. PANICK IDIOT!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Is this for real?

      Ernie Padaon

      • R1CHeR1CH

        Let me guess Ernie, you don’t speak stupid?

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          i guess not

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      You know how I know you are a Raiders fan…

      Ernie Padaon

      • MOREFAYL

        Cause you’re a homo?

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          real intellectual response there

  • WEDDLEGOTTRUCKD
  • FadeToBlack101

    Some hard hitting analysis there? Chargers O-line is gonna have it’s hands full.

    • R1CHeR1CH

      I agree, but I do believe we are a better team than last year. Our LT situation is terrible but we do have an improved defense that we will have to rely on. Either way there is no gimme when these teams meet. It’s always a barn burner.

  • raiduhdude

    LOL it’s more sad that there are more Raider fans defending their team on here than Charger fans…

    • R1CHeR1CH

      Talk is cheap, Raider fans like to talk.

      • raiduhdude

        So do the +50% of Raider fans at Qualcomm ;)

        • R1CHeR1CH

          Again, talk is cheap. If you want to go there, Chargers have won 14 of the last 17. Numbers before game 1 are moot, we both start the season 0-0. ;)

  • Raider711981

    Seriously? Based on Oakland’s last years defense the Chargers are going to win. Aren’t journalists supposed to do some research before they start writing garbage. The Raiders defense improves just due to the fact that Chuck Bresnahan is gone secondly if you watched the preseason our defense is much improved In fact we shut down Megatron. I’m going to write my own retared article let me know what you think.

    The Raiders are going to win this game because based on two years ago they beat chargers in both meetings. David Ausberry came into camp 20 pounds lighter he’s going to be a Super Raider the Chargers defense is going to be licking their wounds when Run DMC leaves his footprints all over the defense. However there could have some trouble for the Raiders via Super Coach Norv Turner.

    See I can write an article and not list any facts either. I should quit my day job and become a journalist.

    • R1CHeR1CH

      The Retard that can’t spell retarded. Yeah, I stopped reading YOUR garbage right there.

    • http://twitter.com/BoogaP #TheBoltFather

      Run on sentences. Poor sentence structure. Misspelling. Nope. This blind man can not see that you are capable of writing an article. Oh, but, don’t worry. That FACT has nothing to do with my lack of sight.
      You’re pathetic. Go ahead and play in traffic like your parents have been begging since the beginning. Dbag.

  • J.C. Ortiz

    San Diego has won seven of its past eight in Oakland.

  • http://twitter.com/Bolts_NFL_Music MC Boltman

    After all that bad newz recently (injuries, Meachem forgot how to play WR, Philip still “loves” INT or vice versa), its nice to read the positive Bolt side once in a while! Thanx!

  • One Nation! Dolt Down.

    Raiders run D sucked cause the scheme sucked u can’t have the playmakers the Raiders have on D and suck at stopping the Run. when u play a man to man coverage ur DB’s backs are to the runner which is the reason we were so bad the Raiders don’t play that D anymore and the way they played in preseason tells me they will be a top 10-15 D next year.
    Raiders win 27 to 13.

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