In a game that came down to the final possession, the Las Vegas Raiders escaped Los Angeles with their fifth win of the year. Raider Nation had lots to say after the win.
It was a back and forth tussle between the two AFC West rivals. In the end, the Raiders beat a faltering Los Angeles Chargers squad. Moving forward, defeating divisional opponents will be key for the Silver and Black as they prepare for a playoff push. Led by rookie quarterback Justin Herbert, the Chargers were never out of it.
In fact, the Raiders’ defense had a hard time putting them away and let them hang until the last second. In the end, Paul Guenther’s unit held on as a questionable touchdown call was reversed with no time left on the clock.
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What were people saying after the Raiders beat the Chargers?
By halftime, here at the Raider Ramble, we asked our readers to check in with the score 17-14. Raider Nation’s GIF’s and statements echoed concern, as usual, due to the defense and questionable playcalling.
17-14 ðŸ‘€#RaiderNation 1st half is in the books.. Thoughts? ðŸ‘‰ Drop your GIF!! GO!..
— RaiderRamble.comâ„¢ (@TheRaiderRamble) November 8, 2020
By game’s end, the Raiders defense held on and the team secured the win. As always, Raiders Twitter did not disappoint with their thoughts. Our friend, Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report pointed out that the running game was just fine despite missing three offensive linemen.
Many people asked how would the #Raiders ground attack hold up if Josh Jacobs was hurt or less than 100%.
Apparently just fine:
Josh Jacobs: 14/65/1
Devontae Booker: 8/68/1
*This is without 3 starting offensive linemen.
— Maurice Moton (@MoeMoton) November 9, 2020
Speaking of the offensive line, center Rodney Hudson continues to dominate with the Silver and Black. Both ’61’ and line coach Tom Cable deserve tons of credit for helping to keep the ‘hog mollies’ going in the face of so many injuries.
Ted Nguyen of The Athletic summed up Raider Nation’s state on Twitter after the close win, and may we add, it’s very accurate.
Raider fans RN: pic.twitter.com/tiXrmmj3RE
— Ted Nguyen (@FB_FilmAnalysis) November 9, 2020
Anxiousness aside, there’s no doubt Raider Nation can now breathe a sigh of relief. The team is at 5-3 and for the first time in head coach Jon Gruden’s second stint, the playoffs are a possibility.
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*Top Photo: Alex Gallardo/Associated Press