LA Chargers: 3 bold predictions in Week 9 vs. Las Vegas Raiders

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(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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1. Derek Carr and Justin Herbert battle with two excellent games

I think the quarterback play in this game is going to be exceptional and is going to be a treat to watch.

I know this is not the popular thing to think as a Charger fan but I really do think that Derek Carr does not get the love he deserves. He certainly is not an elite quarterback, but time and time again he puts together solid numbers while not turning the ball over.

The same can be said this year. He has completed 71.1% of his passes for 1,837 yards with 14 touchdowns and two interceptions. How isn’t that a good quarterback?

He may not have the massive arm that Justin Herbert has but he is really accurate and knows when to take what the defense gives him. Unfortunately for the Bolts, Gus Bradley’s zone defense typically gives a lot underneath and I think Carr is going to take advantage of that and will slowly eat the Chargers’ defense up on passes underneath.

Luckily, the Chargers have Justin Herbert, who can sling it with the best of them. At this point, we have to expect that Herbert is going to have a solid game and this is really shaping out to be a battle of quarterbacks.

One quarterback that dinks and dunks his way to a huge game and one that makes flashier plays happen with his legs and rocket arm.

Quite frankly, I would not be shocked if both quarterbacks surpass 300 passing yards. That is the kind of quarterback battle that I envision.