NFL PREVIEW: LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4-9) AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (7-6)
WEEK 15 // THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2020 // 8:20 PM ET // ALLEGIANT STADIUM // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY:
LEADER: Raiders lead all-time series, 65-54-2
STREAKS: Raiders have won past 3
LAST GAME: 11/8/20: Raiders 31 at Chargers 26
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/7/19: Raiders 26, Chargers 24 (Oakland)
CHARGERS GAME NOTES:
QB JUSTIN HERBERT (rookie) completed 36 of 44 passes (career-high 81.8 pct.) for 243 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 95.4 rating last week, his 8th game with 2+ TD passes, tied 2nd-most by rookie in NFL history. Passed for 326 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 105.9 rating in Week 9 meeting. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of 5 career road games. Leads rookies with 3,467 pass yards & 25 TD passes & is 4th rookie in NFL history with 25+ TD passes. • RB AUSTIN EKELER had 146 scrimmage yards (79 rush, 67 rec.) last week, his 4th game with 125+ scrimmage yards this season, tied 4th-most in NFL. Has 125+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3. Has 85+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. RB KALEN BALLAGE rushed for 69 yards & TD in Week 9 meeting. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 9 catches for 52 yards & TD last week. Has TD catch in 6 of past 7. Had 9 catches for 103 yards & TD in Week 9 meeting. Aims for his 10th in row vs. Raiders with 5+ catches. Aims for 5th in row on road with rec. TD. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 99 catches. Has 623 career receptions in 99 games, most by player in 1st 100 games in NFL history. WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 81 rec. yards in Week 9 meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Raiders with 50+ rec. yards. WR TYRON JOHNSON had TD catch last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4. • DE JOEY BOSA has sack in 5 of 6 career games vs. Raiders. Has 4 sacks in his past 3 on road. LB UCHENNA NWOSU had sack last week. DT JUSTIN JONES had 1st sack of season in Week 14. CB MICHAEL DAVIS had INT last week & has INT in 2 of past 3. Has PD in 3 of his past 4 vs. Raiders. S RAYSHAWN JENKINS had INT last week. Had 6 tackles in Week 9 meeting.
QB DEREK CARR completed 31 of 45 passes (68.9 pct.) for 316 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs & rushed for TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 315+ pass yards, 2+ TD passes & rush TD. Passed for 165 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 108.1 rating in Week 9 meeting. Aims for 5th in row vs. LAC with 0 INTs. Has 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. Has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 100.1 rating in his past 3 on TNF. • RB JOSH JACOBS had 74 scrimmage yards (49 rush, 25 rec.) last week. Rushed for 65 yards & TD in Week 9 meeting. Aims for his 5th in row vs. division & 3rd in row vs. LAC with rush TD. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 career primetime games. RB DEVONTAE BOOKER rushed for 68 yards & TD in Week 9 meeting. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. • TE DARREN WALLER aims for 3rd in row with 7+ catches & 75+ rec. yards. Had TD catch in Week 9 meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. Ranks 2nd among TEs with 84 catches & 817 rec. yards. TE FOSTER MOREAU had TD catch last week. WR NELSON AGHOLOR had 5 catches for 100 yards & TD in Week 14. Had rec. TD in Week 9 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAC with 50+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. • DE MAXX CROSBY had 2 TFL last week. Had sack in Week 9 meeting. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 vs. division. LB NICHOLAS MORROW had 8 tackles, 2 TFL & 2 PD in Week 14. Aims for 4th in row with TFL. Had PD in Week 9 meeting. Has 5 PD in his past 3 at home. S JOHNATHAN ABRAM led team with 12 tackles last week. Had 7 tackles & PD in Week 9 meeting.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX/NFLN/Amazon (8:20 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Kurt Warner SIRIUS: 81 (LAC), 83 (LV) | XM: 226 (LAC), 225 (LV), 88 (National)