@MTV_DEVIN on MNF - The most important football game that’s ever been played and why the Raiders will win

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What if I told you the most important game of week 4’s NFL season hadn’t happened yet. And that the winner of tonight's Monday night football matchup would go on to win super bowl LVI. What if I sat here and told you one of the most storied franchises in NFL history was returning home to assert their dominance on a divisional rival in front of millions of skeptical eyes. Would you believe me? 

 

It's safe to say Tom Brady and Bill Belichick colluded in a pathetic attempt to steal the thunder of this weeks true must see matchup and it's clear now the two of them will stop at nothing to take the spotlight off Professional football's real golden boys the Las Vegas Raiders. I for one was not fooled, but that Adele intro vid WAS fire. 

 

Tonight marks a coming home party for the undefeated Raiders (3-0) as they make the short trip from Vegas to LA to face off against Justin Herbert and the limp dick Chargers (2-1). The Raiders are currently sitting at +140 dogs on most books and honestly I’m dumbfounded. If the coolest thing about your team is that your sophomore QB has great hair, I don’t respect you. Give me Derek Carr and his emo eyes every time. Also everyone knows Jon Gruden has a hammer and I can’t wait for Woody Harrelson to play him in a biographical film. 

 

Here’s four reasons why Las Vegas will not only cover but win outright and why you should Blindly follow my absolutely biased analysis of tonight's marquee matchup. 

 

  1. The Chargers would be sitting at a lowly 2-1 right now if not for some questionable calls against an undisciplined Chiefs team that sparked a ridiculous 4th quarter comeback. The Raiders although historically the most flagged franchise in the NFL have been playing much cleaner down the stretch and in a game that will be close the Charger won’t be getting any bailouts from Gruden's Defense. 

 

  1. Justin Herbert has had success when he has time, but when he faced a solid pass rush in the Dallas Cowboys week 2 he threw two interceptions and The Chargers offense was held to 17 total points. The Raider are currently 13th in the NFL in Sacks per game one spot ahead of that same Dallas defense. 

 

  1. Despite having once changed my fantasy football team name to “Derek Carr Sucks” I’m back on this Sum 41 member looking-ass bandwagon and this time I’m riding it 'till the wheels fall off. Carr’s thrown two TD’s in all three games this season and has had completions to at least eight different receivers in each game. I like the raiders to take advantage of an inexperienced Chargers secondary early and often. 

 

  1. Having allowed 510 yards on the ground through three games the Chargers will have their hands full with Payton Barber as he sets his sights on proving his staying power after a 111 yard 1 TD performance last week in the absence of raiders RB1 Josh Jacobs. Jacobs is listed as questionable for this MNF clash of the titans but either way Barber should get his touches and carve up a Chargers Defense that will be concerned with play action. 

 

My prediction is simple. The Raiders win this game impressively 27-20 and catapult themselves into the driver seat of the AFC West leaving a trail of doubters in their wake. Take the Raiders ML +140 pour yourself a stiff one and thank me tomorrow. You’re welcome. 

Devin Walker 

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