Philip Rivers: 3 bold predictions for the Chargers QB in Week 10 vs. the Raiders
The Los Angeles Chargers are fresh off of a massive victory over the surging Green Bay Packers. With the Packers visiting the West Coast this past weekend, perhaps the Los Angeles lifestyle — albeit just a glimpse of it — may have proven to be too much for the Packers to handle as the Chargers rolled to a 26-11 win at home.
It is worth noting that Sunday afternoon’s win over the Packers was just the Chargers’ fourth of the season as Los Angeles sits at just 4-5 on the year as it stands today.
Because the Chargers have managed to turn things around in a hurry potentially, the schedule will continue sooner rather than late as Los Angeles will be traveling north to take on the rival Oakland Raiders on Week 10’s installment of Thursday Night Football. With the Raiders also coming off of a big win, one over the Detroit Lions, it will be a battle of the hot hands come Thursday evening in Oakland.
However, it will ultimately be future Hall of Fame quarterback Philip Rivers and the Chargers that will prove victorious as the veteran signal-caller will keep his team rolling into Week 11.
Philip Rivers will throw for over 350 yards against Raiders
After befuddling the Green Bay Packers defense in Week 9, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will be too much for the 4-4 Oakland Raiders to handle this time around. With that being said, Rivers will easily throw for over 350 yards against the Raiders, whose defense will be operating under the circumstances of a very short week, which is never easy to do, especially when taking on one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
With wide receiver Keenan Allen remaining a constant for Rivers along the outside, the return of running back Melvin Gordon will continue to help as well. Tight end Hunter Henry and backup running back Austin Ekeler will also serve as safety nets for Rivers, who loves to make things as easy as possible on offense.
Philip Rivers won’t turn the football over against Raiders
The Oakland Raiders defense isn’t all that impressive this year with injuries turning the unit into a bit of a revolving door as of late. Because the Raiders aren’t deep or healthy on defense, the odds of the team forcing Philip Rivers to turn the football over are slim. With Rivers red hot and reemerging with some confidence? Even slimmer…
Rivers will not likely throw an interception en r0ute to controlling the game’s tempo and pace, but this will all come down to whether or not the Los Angeles Chargers offensive line can hold up around him.
Philip Rivers will lead Chargers offense to at least 30 points against Raiders
After scoring 26 points against an impressive Green Bay Packers defense that features a slew of high-level talents, the Los Angeles Chargers will absolutely throttle the rival Oakland Raiders come Thursday evening. With the coveted .500 mark now in sight for the Chargers, quarterback Philip Rivers will lead his team to at least 30 points against the Raiders in Week 10.
While four touchdowns between the passing attack and ground game seems reasonable, why not throw in a field goal or two as well? Rivers will surely account for multiple scores, while the aforementioned Melvin Gordon seems destined to find the end zone as well.