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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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3. Justin Herbert gets his first true game-winning drive

This game is going to be close. We have no reason to expect that it won’t be close and even if the LA Chargers take a huge lead we know that they will probably blow it and the game will come down to the wire.

At this point, that is all we can realistically expect.

With a punt-return touchdown and two great games from the quarterbacks I expect this to be a high-scoring game. The defense, and the secondary, have not been great this season and the Raiders will exploit that. If Jacksonville can score 29 and Denver can score 31 then the Raiders will score a lot.

I think this is going to be the highest scoring game of the week that will ultimately come down to the Chargers getting the ball towards the end of regulation needing a touchdown.

And for the first time in his career, Justin Herbert will lead that game-winning drive (he should have had one against New Orleans) and will find the endzone to give the Chargers the win.

I expect the Raiders to be up 31-27 with just around two minutes left in the game. The Chargers will be up 27-24 and won’t be able to stop them on defense. Herbert then gets the ball, needing one more drive for the win.

The Bolts' next head coach should be defense-oriented. Next

He gets it. He drives down field and finds Keenan Allen in the endzone to give the Chargers their first divisional win in 679 days.

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