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

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 1: Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders and Johnathan Hankins #90 of the Las Vegas Raiders take the field before a game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 1, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 1: Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders and Johnathan Hankins #90 of the Las Vegas Raiders take the field before a game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 1, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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2. Two new players join the LA Chargers touchdown parade

One fun storyline that has been fun to track during the LA Chargers’ slow start has been just how many players have scored a touchdown this season. Justin Herbert and the offense is really spreading the ball around and everyone is eating on offense as a result.

There are 12 players (including Justin Herbert) that have a rushing or receiving touchdown this season. The only notable players that have not yet found the endzone are Justin Jackson, K.J. Hill and Troymaine Pope.

Easton Stick and Tyrod Taylor are the other two offensive players without a touchdown but they rae backup quarterbacks — what do you expect?

I think we see two new players join the touchdown parade on the Chargers in Justin Jackson and K.J. Hill. I project Jackson to have a big game against the Raiders and he fill find the endzone on the ground or through the air — that feels like a guarantee.

The really bold part about this prediction is Hill. Now, I do not think he gets a rushing or receiving touchdown, but I do think he gets the team’s first special teams touchdown of the season.

Hill had some really promising punt returns in Week 8 and I think he builds on that in Week 9. The signs are there for Hill to break one loose as well. The Raiders allow the second most yards per punt return this season, allowing 15.6 yards per return.

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