The last time the Los Angeles Chargers visited the Las Vegas Raiders, it was the absolute final game of the 2021-22 regular season, played on Sunday Night Football to end the campaign. The teams played to the final second of overtime, with the Raiders winning with a field goal, sending them to the playoffs and the Bolts into an early vacation.
I expect plenty of points in this meeting, a rematch from Week 1 in Los Angeles.
Neither defense has shown me much to be encouraged about, and both are still playing with a bit of purpose. Tells me we have another shootout on our hands.
The Chargers, who have gone over in 12 of 17 dating back, eked out a one-point win in Arizona last Sunday. That was after a hard-fought home loss to Kansas City. They've averaged 26 points the last two weeks after scoring an average of 18 on the road in Atlanta and Frisco the previous two weeks.
A familiar opponent, a rival, will spark the offense.
The Raiders, who have gone high in four of five at Allegiant Stadium, scored walk-off overtime wins on the road the last two weeks. That includes a 40-point outburst in Seattle last Sunday.
The Raiders' offense got contributions from not only Josh Jacobs, but several role players we don't hear a lot from every week. It took some time, but they're starting to show life.
Play this one high.