Los Angeles Chargers vs Oakland Raiders: Open Thread

By Ernie Padaon
LA Chargers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
LA Chargers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

It is Oakland Raiders week. The Los Angeles Chargers are going to need to step up this week and the crowd is going to get crazy.

It’s Sunday and it is Raiders WEEK!!!! The Hub is going to be filled with Black and Silver and it is going to get loud. We will need to get out of the gates quick and shut them all up.

Corey Liuget is back for his first action and we will need him to contribute to the pass rush issue that has plagued us all season. If we are unable to stop the Raiders offense, we could be in for a long day.

The Chargers should be able to run up the score when we get the football as well. Philip Rivers has started the year with MVP type swagger, but the team doesn’t have a defense to help him get wins at this moment.

We will all be watching the special teams during the game. How will Caleb Sturgis do with his favorite holder taking over those duties. Will he be able to put in those extra points? If he starts to miss those, then we better start thinking about going for 2 on every touchdown and then just go for it on 4th downs. We would just cut Sturgis right after his miss.

The Chargers need to get this win in the division. This is a game that they are supposed to win if they want to get to the playoffs. They will have to prove that they are good enough to get these wins… with or without Joey on the field.