Each week, I write an article giving three reasons regarding whether or not the Los Angeles Chargers will win or lose their upcoming game. Next, the Oakland Raiders.
Well, that was nice to win last week. Sure, the Bolts beat up on a team about as injured as the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but it was a win. And it felt good.
But, now it’s Raiders week, and a few things (you guessed it: three things!) do not bode well for the Chargers’ Sunday game. And here they are…
3. Slow to Start
Through the first five games of 2017, the Chargers have scored just seven points in the first quarter. That touchdown, an 11-yard rush from Melvin Gordon, came with just five seconds left in the first.
The Oakland Raiders have not exactly been lighting it up on offense this season, but the return of Derek Carr at home (unless they switch stadiums) could easily help the silver and black push towards the high-flying offense they should be. The Chargers have been giving up big plays all season, and a early run up of the score from the Raiders could put a sluggish Los Angeles team in a deep hole on the road.