3 Chargers who must play their best to beat the Raiders in Week 13

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3. Joshua Palmer

It seems unlikely that Mike Williams will play in this game as he is still dealing with the ankle sprain that he reaggravated in Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs. In that game, Joshua Palmer really stepped up and was a big reason why the Bolts almost pulled off the victory. Palmer finished with eight catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

Palmer did not have as big of a game against the Cardinals in Week 12 but he still made his presence felt. In this game against the Raiders, the Chargers would have a really great shot of winning if Palmer can turn in the same kind of game that he had against the Chiefs.

It doesn't have to be for over 100 yards with two touchdowns, but it is imperative that the Chargers take advantage of the weak secondary that the Raiders have. Most of the focus is going to be on Keenan Allen which should, in theory, open the door for Palmer to have a big game.

Even without a lot of their offensive weapons, the Chargers cannot allow this to be a close game, especially with some of the injuries that the Bolts might have to deal with on defense. The key to winning this game is to put their foot on the gas offensively and not relent in the slightest.

Palmer is going to be the key from having a decent offensive game to having a great offensive game. Hopefully, he can turn in a big game and the Chargers can record their first definitive win of the season.