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Los Angeles Chargers: 3 bold predictions for Week 10 vs. Raiders

The Los Angeles Chargers will kick off Week 10 on Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders. The AFC West rivals both stand at four wins and are trying to get back into the postseason race.

The Chargers hold a 4-5 record and are coming off an impressive win over the 7-1 Green Bay Packers in Week 9. With their running game finally coming into form, Los Angeles took down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers 26-11.

Above all, a decimated Chargers defense held Green Bay to 184 yards of total offense. Anthony Lynn’s squad will look to repeat their efforts as they face off against the Raiders in Week 10.

The Raiders are also coming off a victory over an NFC North team in Week 9. Oakland was able to squeak out a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions at home.

With the win, the Raiders are 4-4 and have their sights set on making the playoffs. Despite their focus being on the postseason, the Chargers are going to have something to say about it. Here are three bold predictions for the Chargers in Week 10 versus the Raiders.

3. The Chargers will rush for 150 yards again

Last week, Los Angeles was finally able to get into a rhythm with their ground attack. Above all, Melvin Gordon had his best game of the season against the Packers.

Before Week 9, Gordon had rushed for 112 yards on 44 attempts and one touchdown for the Chargers. Then, in Week 9, he was almost able to surpass those totals in one game with 20 attempts for 80 yards and two touchdowns.

Altogether, Los Angeles had 159 rushing yards for their first 150-yard game of the season. Provided that, the Chargers will make it two consecutive games with 150 rushing yards on Thursday night between Gordon and Austin Ekeler.

2. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams will both have 100 receiving yards

Keenan Allen has put together a resume that proves that he is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. On the other hand, Mike Williams is attempting to showcase that he has the potential to do the same.

Surprisingly enough, Williams had his first career 100-yard game versus the Packers last Sunday. The third-year wideout had three receptions for 111 yards while Allen had three catches for 40 yards.

This week, both wide receivers will face the 32nd pass defense of the Raiders. In a nationally televised game, both Allen and Williams will both have 100 yards in the same game for the first time in their careers.

1. Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram will sack Derek Carr four times

There’s no doubt that Oakland is content with how their offensive line has looked after spending money to bring Trent Brown onto the roster. After allowing eight sacks in their first four games, Oakland’s offensive line has only allowed one sack in the past four weeks.

There’s a chance that Brown is unable to go on Thursday, but the Raiders still have a very formidable group in the trenches. On the other side, Los Angeles has one of the best pass-rushing duos in the NFL with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.

Ingram was able to return from an injury in Week 9 and was able to combine with Bosa for three sacks on Rodgers. To continue their momentum, the dynamic duo will rack up four sacks on Derek Carr in Week 10.