Tonight we’re being treated to a matchup against a pair of 5-8 teams who are playing out the string. Justin Herbert is out for the season as the starting quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Garoppolo lost his starting job for the Los Angeles Raiders, who looked serviceable for a couple of games under Aidan O’Connell and interim head coach Antonio Pierce.
The injury report is lengthy tonight, as Kennan Allen is out for the Chargers, too. The Raiders will miss offensive linemen Kolton Miller and Andre James. Davante Adams and Maxx Crosby are both banged up as well.
Could you name five starters on each team tonight that are healthy, not counting Adams or Crosby? Kudos to those of you who can.
The Raiders were shutout by Brian Flores and the Vikings last week. The Chargers mustered six points against Bill Belichick and the Patriots. Both of these offenses should have better luck tonight.
The total on this game is 34.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the Raiders favored by 3 points. Raiders win, 23-17.