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Chargers: Bold predictions for Week 10 game against Raiders

By Faustino Felix
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 11: A smokey haze is seen as Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 11, 2018 in Oakland, California. An Air Quality Advisory was issued due to heavy wildfire smoke in parts of the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 11: A smokey haze is seen as Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 11, 2018 in Oakland, California. An Air Quality Advisory was issued due to heavy wildfire smoke in parts of the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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CARSON, CA – OCTOBER 07: Wide receiver Amari Cooper #89 of the Oakland Raiders makes a catch in front of cornerback Casey Hayward #26 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the second quarter at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – OCTOBER 07: Wide receiver Amari Cooper #89 of the Oakland Raiders makes a catch in front of cornerback Casey Hayward #26 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the second quarter at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

Chargers bold prediction: Casey Hayward allows no receptions for a third game in a row

Hayward has dominated the perimeter, and he has not allowed a catch for two straight games already. That means not allowing a single catch to either Davante Adams or Allen Robinson, two of the best receivers in the game. He also kept Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins catchless when lined up against him back in Week 3.

This week, his main threat will be former-Chargers player Tyrell Williams, whose best weapon is his blazing speed. While Hayward isn’t the fastest or most athletic corner out there, the Chargers’ quick pass rush will make sure Williams doesn’t have the time to get behind Hayward for Derek Carr to find him deep.

As a result, Hayward will lock him down, as well as any other receiver who is unlucky enough to line up against ‘Showcase’.

Chargers bold prediction: Mike Badgley keeps it going

The Money Badger is back for his second game this season after suffering a groin injury that kept him sidelined for eight weeks. He returned in spectacular fashion against Green Bay, making four of five field goals with a long of 43 yards, as well as nailing both of his extra points.

His lone missed field goal came on a 44-yard kick when the game was all but over. The Chargers were up by 15 and only 2:15 remained on the clock, with Green Bay out of timeouts.

This week, Badgley will keep showing what he’s made of and go perfect, as well as kicking at least five different kicks, be it field goals or extra points. And let’s hope it’s more of the latter.

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