The downfield passing game is virtually non-existent, and the Raiders don’t have any dynamic receiving threats outside tight end Jared Cook.
While the defense has been heavily criticized in recent weeks (and deservedly so) the offense has struggled mightily and regressed over the last month plus.
Philip Rivers through a short pass to Melvin Gordon, who juked cornerback Gareon Conley and made safety Reggie Nelson whiff on a 66-yard catch and run for touchdown.
Coming off an ugly loss to the 49ers in Santa Clara 10 days ago, the Raiders (1-7) host the Chargers (6-2) at the Coliseum on Sunday.
Despite poor air quality due to smoke from The Camp Fire in Butte County, the game is expected to proceed as planned.
On the Raiders' opening drive on Sunday against the Chargers, Derek Carr threw incomplete to tight end Jared Cook, setting up a 4th and 4 from their own 37-yard line.
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