The LA Chargers look to snap an eight-game divisional losing streak against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The LA Chargers have not won a divisional game since Week 17 of the 2018 season and are currently 0-2 on the season against their AFC West foes. The Bolts lost in overtime to the Kansas City Chiefs and blew a 21-point lead to the Denver Broncos last week.
The Chargers season is bordering on being done and the team is going to have to rattle off several wins in a row to even consider being in the playoff picture. That starts in Week 9 against the Las Vegas Raiders. A loss here and the Chargers should officially be considered done for the season.
Coaching has been an issue all season for the Bolts, but what about the talent that is on the field? Let’s break down the two rosters position by position.
Special teams: Advantage, Las Vegas Raiders
The LA Chargers do not have a great special teams unit but neither do the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders have allowed the second-most punt return yards on average this season.
However, overall, the Chargers are not great. The Bolts rank last in special teams DVOA this season and are 2% worse than the next-worst team, the Tennessee Titans.
Daniel Carlson has been more consistent this season than Michael Badgley and AJ Cole has put five of his 15 punts inside the 20-yard line. Ty Long has put six of his 27 punts inside the 20.