LA Chargers: Getting to know the Las Vegas Raiders
By Devon Auriemma
The LA Chargers will make their first trip to Allegiant Stadium to face the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday Night Football.
The LA Chargers finally got back on the winning track against the Atlanta Falcons, winning 20-17 in a game where neither team seemed like they wanted to win. Michael Davis made a huge interception which gave the Chargers the ball back with under a minute left to play.
After driving to midfield, Justin Herbert hit Tyron Johnson near the left sideline which set up Michael Badgley for the game-winner. The Chargers record is 4-9 going into their Thursday night matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Last Five Matchups
The Raiders have won each of the last three meetings between these two teams. The Chargers will be looking to get their first win against the Raiders since the 2018 season.
The Raiders defeated the Chargers 31-26 back in Week 9. Devontae Booker and Josh Jacobs ran all over the Chargers defense as they had 22 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns combined. The Chargers stayed in the game and had an opportunity to tie it after a Gabe Nabers fourth quarter touchdown but the two-point attempt failed.
Following a Raiders field goal to make it 31-26, Justin Herbert and the offense got the ball back with just under five minutes left in the game. Herbert and the offense drove all the way down to the Raiders’ four-yard line with six seconds left.
After a fade to Mike Williams failed, the offense came back and threw another fade, this time to Donald Parham. It was initially ruled a touchdown, but upon review, it was ruled incomplete and the Raiders barely squeaked out a victory.