The Las Vegas Raiders notched their second victory in a row when they faced the Los Angeles Chargers. They now head home to face their division rival, the Denver Broncos.
Victory in Los Angeles
Quarterback Derek Carr led the Raiders to a 31-26 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers this past week. It was the Silver and Black’s first game in the new SoFi Stadium and they made sure to let their presence known. Carr put up 165 yards and was 13-of-23 with two touchdowns and 14 rushing yards.
Devontae Booker contributed 68 yards rushing and Josh Jacobs added 65 yards himself in a very balanced approach to the running game. Carr made two outstanding passes, hitting wide receiver Nelson Agholar for a 45-yard touchdown. Also, he moved outside the pocket to reach Hunter Renfrow 53 yards down the field.
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The Raiders defense rallied behind linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski and his 13 total tackles, along with LaMarcus Joyner’s 12 tackles. The defense added two sacks this game by defensive ends Maxx Crosby and Carl Nassib. Nevertheless, late game heroics deservingly go to backup cornerback Isaiah Johnson who broke up two potential game-winning touchdowns in the endzone during the game’s final ten seconds.
Next Task At Home
We then look towards the Raiders’ next game, which will be at home against the Broncos. This will be Booker’s first game against the team who drafted him out of college. Next, we give our game predictions and are all counting on a victory for the home team.
Raiders Wrap Up
The episode finishes with a look at some statistical oddities of Raiders quarterbacks, and a heartwarming gift by a Raider who is seeking no publicity for his good deed.
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