San Diego Chargers Defense Was Better… But It Was the Raiders

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 16, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is hit by San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney (93) during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers defense played better on Sunday with the return of some key players to the field, but they were only playing the Raiders. 

The San Diego Chargers defense looked better on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, but we have to remember that they were only facing the Oakland Raiders. We did see that Raiders team move the ball down the field on the Chargers the last time that we saw them. This time they could not get anything going and it  was partly because of the players that the team got back on the field.

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Melvin Ingram was back on the field and was bringing pressure to Derek Carr. Jerry Attaochu was back on the field bringing pressure. Manti Te’o was back on the field as well. A lot of key players were back on the field for the Chargers defense and they showed up.

They will face the Rams next weekend and will be a bigger test for the Chargers, but they still are not world beaters on offense either. These last two games are going to be a warm up for this defense before they face off against some really tough competition.

Tom Brady will be in town. Peyton Manning will be in town. Jamaal Charles will make an appearance. Colin Kaepernick. There are some playmakers that this team will need to stop. Until we get to those games, we will have to warm up.