This division is going to be a roller coaster. In the first 4 weeks, there have been some crazy ups and downs. Things are really starting to get interesting. Let’s go!
This was a flat out shit show. In the first half the Raiders had more penalty yards (53) than offensive yards (51). Derek Carr was 21 of 34 (61.7%) for 196 yards and 2 touchdowns and a interception. Josh Jacobs had 13 carries for 40 yards with 5 receptions for 17 yards. Darren Waller had 4 receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown. The defense had 2 sacks and 4 tackles for loss. Daniel Carlson was 0 for 1 on fieldgoals and 2 for 2 on extra points. The offensive line gave up 4 sacks and so many hits on Carr it was ridiculous. Carr missed two touchdown passes and was really off his game. The play calling was the worse it has been since Gruden returned to the team.
This was almost the perfect all around game for the Chargers. They came out on fire and put this one away in the first half. Justin Herbert was 25 of 38 (65.7%) for 222 yards and 3 touchdowns. Austin Ekeler had 17 carries for 117 yards and a touchdown with 3 receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown. Jared Cook had 6 receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown. The defense had 4 sacks and 4 tackles for loss with a interception. Tristan Vizcaino was 4 for 4 on extra points. The Chargers have beaten the Chiefs and Raiders in as many weeks to take control of the division.
After back to back losses, the Chiefs came out on fire against the Eagles and played a really great game. Patrick Mahomes was 24 of 30 (80%) for 278 yards and 5 touchdowns and a interceptions with 5 carries for 26 yards. Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 14 carries for 102 yards with 2 receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown. Tyreek Hill had 11 receptions for 186 yards and 3 touchdowns. The defense had 3 sacks and 3 tackles for loss. Harrison Butker was 6 for 6 on extra points. When you can surrender 30 points on the road and still win by double digits, that tells you how explosive this offense can be.
This game was bad with Teddy Bridgewater playing but when he got hurt and was out of the game it went for bad to worse with Drew Lock. Bridgewater was 7 for 16 (43.7%) for 65 yards and a touchdown. Drew Lock was 12 of 21 (57.1%) for 113 yards and a interception. Melvin Gordon had 9 carries for 56 yards with 2 receptions for 11 yards. Noah Fant had 6 receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown. The defense had 3 sacks and 5 tackles for loss. Brandon McManus was 1 for 1 on extra points. This was only the second time in his career that Lamar Jackson passed for over 300 yards in the regular season, NO BEUNO!
Chicago Bears at Las Vegas Raiders
This is almost a must win for the Raiders after that abortion on Monday night.
Raiders 28 Bears 20
Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers
The biggest question on this game is who is going to play quarterback.
Steelers 21 Broncos 20
Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers
This one will be all about which defense will show up.
Browns 27 Chargers 21
Spread: Chargers -2
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs
This is the game of the week. Which team will play a complete game.
Bills 34 Chiefs 28
Spread: Chiefs -2.3
Last Week: 3-0 Season: 8-6
This should be a great week of Football. Buckle up and hold on, the rollercoaster is about to get really interesting.