The Los Angeles Chargers defense rattled the Las Vegas Raiders early, holding Derek Carr and the offense to just 51 total yards and one first down on seven first-half possessions. Then L.A. withstood a comeback by swallowing up Vegas in the fourth quarter, forcing a missed field-goal attempt and an interception in the 28-14 victory.

Star pass rusher Joey Bosa said the key to slowing a here-to-fore potent Raiders offense was flattening Carr.

"We knew once we hit him a few times, he really gets shook," Carr said, via Daniel Popper of The Athletic. "And you saw on (Christian Covington's) sack, he was pretty much curling into a ball before we even got back there. Great dude, great player. ... but we know once you get pressure on him, he kind of shuts down."

The Chargers sacked Carr four times and landed seven QB hits.