While winning the division is obviously the no. 1 goal, there is no better team in the AFC West for the LA Chargers to beat than the Las Vegas Raiders. The rivalry is real and it feels great every time the Chargers get the best of the Raiders.
The Chargers won the last matchup against the Raiders and killed the team's playoff hopes at the same time. After beating the Kansas City Chiefs, the Raiders became a popular pick as a dark horse wild card team. But in classic Raiders fashion they fell apart, including an overtime loss to the Chargers... at home... on primetime.
Just wanted to remind any Raider fans that might be reading this article.
After that disappointing end to the season, especially with the Raiders seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, it is safe to say that Las Vegas was aggressive. Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock brought in several new faces that are going to impact the 2021 season.
There are 3 new Raiders that the LA Chargers should worry about.
This does not mean that these players are guaranteed to burn the Chargers. However, these new players should not be overlooked in 2021. The Bolts should be a much better team than the Raiders but if they sleep on them, and these players in particular, then bad things could happen.
Let's get into the three new Raiders that the LA Chargers should worry about in 2021.