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3 reasons why the Chargers can overcome J.C. Jackson's injury vs. Raiders

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Derek Carr is not going to have much time to throw the football

The LA Chargers have completely rebuilt the defensive line and it is going to be put to the test in this Week 1 showdown. Luckily the Chargers are coming up against a bottom-five offensive line in the league against a quarterback who has had a tendency to falter under pressure.

Granted, there are things that the Raiders can do to try and stop the rushing attack. The team is almost certainly going to chip both Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack and get help on the outside, forcing the Chargers' interior pass rush to get home.

However, there is only so much that the Raiders can do to slow down Mack and Bosa. At the end of the day, they still have a massive lack of talent on the offensive line and elite players are going to take advantage of that.

Even if the Raiders are loading up with a ton of help on the outside, the Chargers can run stunts that matchup Bosa or Mack against a guard. There are counters to whatever Vegas does and Vegas does not have the talent to overcome that.

Because of this, the Raiders are likely going to throw a lot of balls underneath to get the football out early. Vegas has the tools to utilize yards after the catch in this game but this does help play into the Chargers' defensive scheme. LA will be loading up with a lot of athletic cornerbacks that can (hopefully) make plays on the ball after the catch.

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