For the second week in a row, the Raiders find themselves in an uncharacteristically defensive battle through the first half. And for the second week in a row they’ll try to hold onto a first half lead in an important showdown.
The run defense has been nails thus far, allowing just 5 yards on 13 attempts. Unfortunately, a trio of penalties from Raider defensive backs allowed the Chargers to methodically drive downfield to tie things up at 7-7 with just under two minutes to play..
With Hunter Renfrow back in the fold, Derek Carr looks much more confident in the pocket and was even smiling after a few completions. Carr is sitting at 16-of-20 passing with 217 yards, one passing touchdown, and one rushing.
Here’s your second half open thread. Let’s get it.