The Chargers had noticed a 14-place second-fifty percent direct slice to five in Sunday’s opener from the Raiders, and Las Vegas experienced the ball with considerably less than two minutes to enjoy.
With the Raiders going through a fourth-down participate in, new Chargers linebacker Khalil Mack made positive his workforce would get the acquire as he recorded a strip sack of Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr.
Mack had three sacks in his Chargers debut and LA experienced six whole in a 24-19 earn, and Carr threw three interceptions.
“It’s tricky in this division enjoying versus these quarterbacks as you can can see,” Mack advised reporters Sunday. “Derek did his finest to consider to get these fellas again in the game. I know it is heading to be the identical matter Thursday likely up in opposition to Patrick (Mahomes). I know he’s going to have these guys all set as well.”
Next up for the Chargers is Mahomes and the Chiefs on “Thursday Night Football” from Arrowhead Stadium. Here’s a brief glimpse at LA forward of the activity.
New men find close zone
The Chargers had trouble operating the ball on Sunday, averaging 2.5 yards per attempt. Austin Ekeler obtained a meager 36 yards in 14 tries.
Thankfully for the Chargers, quarterback Justin Herbert was sharp as he threw 3 touchdown passes. He completed 76.5% of his throws and had 279 passing yards. He completed passes to 9 gamers.
Fullback Zander Horvath, who was a seventh-spherical decide on in the NFL Draft, caught a landing go. Limited finish Gerald Everett and extensive receiver DeAndre Carter, who signed with LA as free brokers, also had TD receptions.
Wide receiver Keenan Allen, a five-time Professional Bowler, remaining the sport early because of a hamstring damage. He explained to ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry right after the recreation he “possibly” could enjoy versus the Chiefs.
1 draw back for the Chargers: they scored on four of their initially six drives, but arrived away with no points on their future four drives ahead of running out the clock. LA missed a area aim on 1 of these drives.
Herbert on the Chiefs
The Chargers picked up the first acquire in a loaded AFC West and Herbert informed reporters after the recreation he’s ready to start planning for the Chiefs.
“It’s all about recovery, it commences now and having your system back and we’ll have observe tomorrow, Tuesday,” he explained. “Just keep seeing film, get a good really feel for the Chiefs. It’s a quick turnaround but a wonderful chance to go enjoy soccer.”
Herbert added: “The Chiefs are an unbelievable workforce and we perform on Thursday night time, and I know our guys are psyched.”
Arrowhead Stadium is likely to be packed and Herbert is familiar with the Chargers will have to be all set for the noise.
“Those are exciting spots to play, just because the admirers get into it, and it’s a great environment,” he stated. “So we’ve been quite fortunate to perform in some of individuals sites. I have seriously loved going there and it is naturally very a problem, but it’s up to us to do the job that silent depend, work all the things we can this week so we’re prepared for it.”