Chargers stunned in Denver | Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
Raiders’ next opponent is on special pace for all-time choke jobs
On Sunday, the Chargers Chargered once again in a 31-30 defeat at the Denver Broncos. The Chargers were leading 24-3 in the third quarter only to blow it. Again.
Remarkably, this is the fourth straight game this season that the Chargers blew a 16-point or better lead. They were able to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars last week despite the implosion. They lost the other three games.
The Chargers are 2-5 and have lost the five games by a total of 19 points. They’re incredible. Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert might be a problem for the Raiders next week, but, again, don’t worry about it. It’s the Chargers.
In others Raiders’ links:
Fighting for Brown: Pro Football Talk reported the NFLPA is already investigating the Raiders for the Trent Brown IV mishap Sunday. He is in a Cleveland hospital.
Underdogs: The Raiders have opened as a three-point underdog to the Chargers. That seems lame to me.
Bad-weather win: The San Jose Mercury News looks at the Raiders’ performance in lousy weather in Cleveland.
A Gruden-type win: The Athletic writes about an old-school Raiders’ victory.