2. EDGE improvement against the run vs. Raiders
The Chargers were a complete mess when it came to stopping the run against the Raiders. Joey Bosa was out with Jerry Tillery and his place and Melvin Ingram was still playing through the knee injury opposite him.
When it was all said and done, the Raiders put up 160 rushing yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns. It was a total bludgeoning with Devontae Booker and Josh Jacobs being allowed to have whatever they wanted whenever they wanted it. Outside runs in particular were devastating.
I wouldn’t even say the Chargers have to shut down Jacobs or the Raiders’ running game as a whole. What they have to do is be more sufficient on the edge though. Finishing tackles and preventing outside runs will be crucial.
A five yard run from Jacobs probably won’t be able to be prevented every now and then. But a 20+ yard run from Booker just can’t happen. Hopefully, Bosa, Nwosu, and Rochell hold the edge well compared to the previous Raiders matchup.