Latest takeaways from the Raiders loss to the Chargers
By: Jake Rajala
The Las Vegas Raiders brought a cold heart (by Dua Lipa) to their fans today. The Raiders were sadly edged out by their nemesis, the Los Angeles Chargers, by a score of 19-24. With that said, I’m going to untwine five takeaways from the Raiders loss to the Chargers.
- Davante Adams
It may seem surprising that Davante Adams would haul in 141 yards and a touchdown, yet the Raiders would walk out with a loss. Tae was on fire and displaying excellent chemistry with Derek Carr right away. It’s safe to say that the Raiders WR1 can bring tears to opponents without Aaron Rodgers.
- Chargers pass rush
It would be an understatement to say that Khalil Mack doesn’t appear washed up. The former DPOY winner registered three sacks and a forced fumble against LV. Furthermore, Mack’s pass-rushing mate Joey Bosa didn’t stray away from making his presence felt against the Raiders. The older Bosa bro ousted 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble on the day.
- Justin Herbert
I love that Justin Herbert was productive while taking care of the football. He threw 3 touchdowns (to 0 interceptions) and registered a sexy 129.4 passer rating. It was also awesome that the Chargers didn’t need Herbert to throw four or five touchdowns to edge out a likely playoff squad in the Las Vegas Raiders.
- Mike Williams
Herbert was on fire today, but the illustrious WR Mike Williams didn’t exactly hurt the Raiders defense. He only ousted two catches for 10 yards. Yes, you read that correctly. The former first-round pick needs to bounce back in a big way moving forward.
- Asante Samuel Jr.
The Chargers unearthly CB J.C. Jackson was MIA against the Raiders (and he should be back in Week 2), but Asante Samuel Jr. made sure to perform well against LV. The Chargers 2021 second-round pick nicely had an interception against Carr. He currently has three ints in his career.