The primetime gods examined us in Week 4 by dropping Jaguars-Bengals into our lap. Then we had the breathless hype of Tom Brady’s Sunday evening return to New England.
Now, we get to settle in for a wholesome dose of Jon Gruden chaos because the Raiders face the Chargers with a spot atop the AFC West on the li-
Wait, that may’t be proper. Actually?
The Los Angeles Chargers made a couple of roster strikes forward of Monday evening’s Week 4 matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Nostril sort out Breiden Fehoko has been elevated from the apply squad to the energetic roster, the workforce introduced Monday. One other nostril sort out, Forrest Merrill, was signed to the 53-man roster from the apply squad, as nicely.
Yeah, wow, says it proper right here: If Las Vegas wins, it holds the division lead at 4-0. If Los Angeles wins, there’s a three-way tie between the Raiders, Chargers, and … Broncos? Alright, we could also be dwelling in a simulation that has fallen aside, let me examine once more.
Murray, who was positioned on the IR with an ankle damage, will miss the subsequent three video games, however he’ll doubtless be again as quickly as he’s eligible, based on NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
Jones, alternatively, has been out with a calf damage since he sustained it within the season opener in opposition to Washington. The timeline of his return stays to be seen.
Nope. That’s all appropriate. There’s an affordable likelihood that Kansas Metropolis, qualifier for back-to-back Tremendous Bowls, may sit alone within the West basement roughly one quarter of the best way by the 2021 season. Heck, with a loss to the Chargers already on the books, they’re already assured to be down there. Wild.
Why the Chargers will win
Los Angeles is coming off a giant win over Kansas Metropolis — and that was on a day its offense was good, however not nice. The Chargers pressured 4 turnovers to floor the Chiefs, and now they get to face a Vegas workforce that may play proper into their defensive strengths. LA has solely allowed 201 passing yards per sport in 2021.
On the opposite aspect of the equation is Justin Herbert, who has constructed on final yr’s rookie-of-the-year marketing campaign and simply torched KC for 4 landing passes. The Herbert-Austin Ekeler-Keenan Allen triumvirate is arguably the strongest “huge three” within the league and extra explosive than something the Raiders have confronted this season. A rising offensive line has boasted a top-six sack charge, that means there needs to be loads of time for the second-year QB to choose his spots downfield.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Monday, Oct. 4 — 5:15 p.m. PT
SoFi Stadium — Inglewood, CA