Yes, as much as I hate to say it, the Raiders stormed into San Diego and layed the wood to my Bolts. The Raiders won every faze of the game and walked away with a share of second place in the AFC West, just two games back of KC, which both teams still play one more time.
This was a game that showed how a team should come out when their backs are against the wall. The Raiders knew their season was over if the heavily favored Chargers left with a W after this game. So, they decided that if they were going to go down, it would not be without a fight.
From early in the first quarter, beginning with a Darrin Sproles muffed punt for a turnover, the Raiders ambushed the lack-luster Chargers and ran away with the game.
The Raiders offense carved up the Chargers highly rated run defense to the tune of 250 yards! Their defense put so much pressure on Rivers that he had one of the few bad games of his career. I even give the edge to Oakland in the coaching department. Not only did Cable have the Raiders ready to rumble, Norv Turner decided that a 14 - 0 first half deficit was large enough to totally abandon the running game and not even try to play first round draft pick Ryan Matthews, who was healthy and available. Hmmm.
Anyway, it's a new week and now it's the Chargers who have their backs against the wall as they face division leader Kansas City.
Here are my picks for week 14 in the NFL!
Last Week: 13 - 3
Season Total: 118 - 74
This is my Hall of Fame Edition! Every pick will be of a HOF member from the team I pick to win.