LA Chargers: Justin Herbert’s game and 3 bold predictions vs. Raiders

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(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

Justin Herbert makes his Thursday Night Football debut as the LA Chargers take on the Las Vegas Raiders.

The LA Chargers are in primetime this week as the team is on the road to take on the Las Vegas Raiders in the last Thursday Night Football game of the season.

The Raiders escaped from the jaws of defeat last time these two teams matched up as the Bolts were a caught goalline fade to Mike Williams or Donald Parham from winning the game. Instead, both passes were dropped and it was another heartbreaking game for the Bolts.

While the Chargers’ playoff chances are done and many fans are looking ahead to the NFL Draft, there is still plenty to root for in this game that should make you tune it. When you do, here are some things you can expect to see.

1. Justin Herbert replicates his Monday Night Football performance

Justin Herbert had a really solid game the first time the LA Chargers took on the Las Vegas Raiders. He completed 28 of 42 passes for 326 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Herbert is going to have another good game in this one, however, it will look more like his Monday Night Football showing against the New Orleans Saints. Herbert did not rack up the yardage in that game but was critical with his opportunities, throwing four touchdown passes in the loss.

I think we see the same thing on Thursday night. The Raiders have an awful run defense and the Chargers are going to be able to move the ball down the field, where Herbert will get the final chance to punch the ball into the endzone for the score.

I would expect somewhere around 250 passing yards for the future Offensive Rookie of the Year with a bare minimum of three touchdown passes (might be four).