Chargers – Raiders (24-19): Herbert cleaner than Carr



Between 2 teams contenders for the playoffs, the first of the 2 meetings turned to the advantage of the city of Angels.

Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) – Las Vegas Raiders (0-1): 24-19

First shock of the AFC West, one of the most raised divisions of the NFL, at SoFi Stadium. Firsts also for Josh McDaniels as head coach of the Raiders and for Davante Adams (10 REC, 141 yards, 1 TD) in his new colors. If Justin Herbert (26/34, 279 yards, 3 TDs) was sober, Derek Carr (22/37, 295 yards, 2 TDs, 3 INT) was put under pressure, conceding 6 sacks, including 3 for the only Khalil Mack, who succeeded in his baptism at the Chargers. If the score suggests that the match was tight, it is not so much that the visual impression left by the team of Brandon Staley suggests that they will be credible candidates for the Super Bowl.

Herbert’s Recital

In the first half, the Chargers quarterback is almost perfect. Well helped by his offensive line, he completed 17 of his 20 passes, including 2 touchdowns for rookie Zander Horvath and DeAndre Carter. Opposite, the connection between Carr and Adams is already working. But Carr forgets the other receivers and the ground game is non-existent, only 13 yards.

Adams way too lonely, Carr abandoned

If Brandon Bolden and Davante Adams’ first touchdown for Las Vegas closed the gap in the second half, the Raiders had too many errors to hope for a win. In addition to the 3 interceptions, Derek Carr also made 2 fumbles, one of which cost his team a potential comeback. Which would not necessarily be deserved given the course of the match.
On the Chargers side, the attack eased off after Everett’s touchdown in the 3rd quarter. A missed field goal from Hopkins could have changed the game like last year. It was not the case. Los Angeles held on thanks to its defense and logically won against a Las Vegas team which is still in the running-in phase.



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