Chargers take driver’s seat in AFC West with win over Raiders

Chargers take driver's seat in AFC West with win over Raiders

After delivering the first loss of the year to the Raiders, and previously beating the Chiefs at home, Los Angeles is running as the team to beat in its division

INGLEWOOD – Believe it or not, Los Angeles Chargers appear to be in the driver’s seat towards the title of the AFC West. They defeated the defending champions of the division and the entire AFC, Kansas City Chiefs, last Sunday visiting, and this Monday night at the SoFi Stadium, defeated the previously undefeated Las vegas raiders, by 28-14.

It could happen, after the Chargers (3-1) arm themselves with a 21-0 lead at halftime, then successfully defend the charge from the Raiders (3-1) in the second half.

The Chargers They almost learn their lesson the hard way: never rely solely on defense, no matter how well they’re playing, and never underestimate Raiders In the second half.

The Raiders scored 14 points in the third period and drove into Los Angeles territory. Chargers before missing a 52-yard field goal early in the fourth period. But, that’s when Chargers they perhaps showed their championship temperance.

The quarterback of the Chargers, Justin Herbert, who can be argued has sneaked into the conversation as Most valuable Player, led his team 58 yards in 10 plays for what ended up being the winning touchdown, an 11-yard rushing escape from Austin ekeler with 5:20 to play. Herbert he finished with 25 of 38 completions for 222 yards and three touchdown passes in the first half.

The Chargers dominated the first half on defense, allowing the attack of the Raiders just 15 yards of offense. But, you had to know that they would return in fury. It’s what the Raiders. They found themselves down against the Baltimore Ravens and Miami dolphins 14-0, and they came back to win both games.

Derek Carr had one shot with 3:14 to play, aided by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty of Joey bosa. But then safety stepped up Derwin James Jr., who stole an interception sealing another key victory for the Chargers.

The key play of the match

The Chargers they faced a fourth chance and 2 at the 50 yard with 9:24 left in the game, leading by 7 points. They decided to risk. Herbert threw a 13-yard pass to Jared cook, who jumped on the former player of the Chargers, Denzel perryman, to keep the shipment. The play of Cooks eventually led to the scoring of Ekeler that sealed the match, and stopped the comeback attempt of the Raiders.

Key stats

The Raiders they tried to limit to Keenan allen and Mike williams, but the tight wings of the Chargers they stepped forward instead. Cook had six receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown in the first half, Donald parham jr. scored the first touchdown of the game, and Stephen Anderson he had a big 34-yard reception that helped set up another touchdown in the first half.

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