For Monday Night Football, we like the Chargers to cap off a wild Week 4 with a relatively comfortable victory.
See matchup: Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers, Mon 10/4
The Raiders picked up a win last week, but they hardly looked impressive against the Dolphins. They let Jacoby Brissett erase a double-digit fourth-quarter lead and force overtime.
The Chargers are coming off a huge road win over the Chiefs, and that game was no fluke. Kansas City showed on Sunday they’re still one of the best teams in the league.
Las Vegas’ defense has played well the last couple of weeks, but look at who they’ve played. In Week 2 they got to face the Steelers and then in Week 3 the Dolphins. Arguably the two most anemic offenses in the NFL right now.
The Chargers also have the luxury of safety Derwin James, who is elite at guarding opposing tight ends. He’s held Travis Kelce in check throughout his career, and James should help slow down Darren Waller here.
Joey Bosa will get after Derek Carr, who took three sacks and had a pick-six last Sunday. Justin Herbert has been excellent in 2021, and we expect him to thrive on this big stage.
Lay the points with the Chargers.
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