LA Chargers: Getting to know the Las Vegas Raiders
By Devon Auriemma
The LA Chargers finally got back on track after winning an ugly game against the Falcons. However, they continue to commit way too many mental mistakes. The miscommunication before the half that cost them three points would likely come back to haunt them against most teams in the league.
The Chargers made too many mistakes in their last meeting against the Raiders. Michael Badgley missed a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Chargers forced a three-and-out with nine minutes left when K.J. Hill muffed the punt, giving the Raiders amazing field position, which led to three points.
After Herbert led the team down to the four-yard line on the final drive, the Chargers drew up back to back goal-line fades, a play that rarely works. The Chargers’ mistakes cost them in their first meeting and they have not seemed to figure out how to limit these game-changing miscues.
Just like how all AFC West matchups go, this will likely be a close game decided by one score. The Chargers can absolutely win this game, but with how poor the coaching staff has been and the number of mental mistakes that this team makes, it is hard to see them beating a team that is better than them.
Justin Herbert and the Chargers will put up a good fight, but the Raiders get the edge in this matchup due to better coaching.