Lynch only had 31 yards rushing on nine carries in last Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and Gruden is looking for bigger numbers at Wembley Stadium in London when the former Seahawk gets his first chance to play his old team.Problem is Junior Seau Jerseys Stitched , Lynch isn't the only offensive threat on the 1-4 Raiders who is looking for more touches."We've got a lot of guys who need to see the ball more," Gruden said after arriving in the British capital following a nearly 11-hour flight. "We've done some good things offensively. But good is not good enough. We need to start playing great offensively. To do that we need to see more of Lynch. And we need to see a bit more of the ball going across the goal line, that's the big thing."Quarterback Derek Carr also said he "definitely" wants to hand off more often to Lynch. He had 20 carries for 130 yards the previous week in the Raiders' only win against the Cleveland Browns."We want to be 100 percent balanced every time," Carr said. "That kind of balance is good for our football team. It's good me, it's good for him (Lynch), it's good for our offensive line."That balance also includes figuring out how to spread the ball around more evenly between Carr's top receivers, who have taken turns putting up big numbers in different games.Wide receiver Amari Cooper has been the most inconsistent, with two 100-yard outings mixed with a total of four catches for 36 yards in the other three games combined. Against the Chargers, he finished with one catch for 10 yards and was only targeted once.However, quarterback Derek Carr insisted that stat was a bit misleading."When I look at targets, I don't look at it as I only looked his way one time Youth Antonio Gates Jerseys ," Carr said. "There was definitely multiple times I was looking his way. But they just didn't end up working out."Cooper is only the team's third leading receiver this season, behind tight end Jared Cook and former Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson.The two-time Pro Bowler said he's happy sharing the load, but also wants to see all of the team's top threats putting it together at the same time."We have a lot of guys with ability. A lot of guys who can go off and kind of take over a game, and that's a good thing," Cooper said. "We'd like to do it a bit more collectively, as a group. That would be better, and give us our best shot of winning."Lynch, who spent six seasons with Seattle (2-3) and helped the team win the Super Bowl in the 2013 season, was not among the five players who spoke to media at their hotel next to Wembley on Friday. But there's no doubt he'll be the main focus when the game kicks off on Sunday."He's had a lot to do with the Super Bowl ring that the Seahawks wear," Gruden said. "He was the heart and soul of that team. In a lot of ways he's the heart and soul of the Raiders right now. He's still running with that incredible physicality. He's been durable, he's practiced every day."Behind the scenes Antonio Gates Jerseys Stitched , he's one of our leaders. He's a bit misunderstood by a lot of people. But believe me, if you were coaching a football team, I think he'd be one of the first guys you'd want on your team." If you can’t beat them, join them."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections San Diego Chargers Daily LinksSan Diego Chargers NewsSan Diego Chargers OffseasonSan Diego Chargers HistorySan Diego Chargers HumorBFTB EditorialsHow the Rams Super Bowl helps the ChargersNew,46commentsIf you can’t beat them, join them.PSTShareTweetShareShareHow the Rams Super Bowl helps the ChargersSame but DifferentFlashback to the Spring of 2017, and the Rams and Chargers find themselves in comically similar situations. Both franchises had recently returned to the city of Los Angeles, a city they each had called home at another point in their respective history’s. Both teams had just hired first time head coaches, coming off seasons where neither won more than five games. Both squads solved their problem at left tackle, locking up Andrew Whitworth and Russell Okung. Both teams franchise tagged defensive bookends in Trumaine Johnson and Melvin Ingram. Both even had starting first-round running backs from the same draft class that still can’t outperform their backups.It appeared that the city of Los Angeles had acquired two teams moving in the right direction, but still full of as many questions as answers. The “Fight for LA” felt more like a media-driven facade that would take years to come to fruition than a premier battle of league heavyweights. Sure Youth Lance Alworth Jerseys , the first joint practice concluded with actual fighting: but all signs pointed to this race being more of a marathon than a sprint. Welp.Flash forward to the present day, and while the tortoise has made up significant ground, the hare is crossing the finish line. After starting their career 3-6, the Chargers under Anthony Lynn have impressively won 19 of their last 25 games. The only problem is the Rams under Sean Mcvay have gone 26-9, with 2 playoff wins and a Coach of the year award already to his name. The hare hasn’t stopped sprinting since the starting gun sounded. And that’s okay, because the Rams success does not hinder the Chargers, nor should it be viewed as negative.The City of LAThe Rams playing in the Super Bowl is huge for the city of Los Angeles and its interest in football. LA is a different beast of a market to break into. A city that has nine other professional sports teams to cheer for has never really needed a football team, let alone two. Per ESPN, the 2017 and 2018 Rams had the 31st ranked home attendance by capacity. While the Chargers data is largely skewed due to playing in a 20,000-seat soccer stadium, they by far had the lowest home attendance by number of people in those years. The mocking of the Chargers home stadium situation is just; however Lance Alworth Jerseys Stitched , the Rams aren’t even keeping up with the Cleveland Browns in terms of attendance. Rams Success is Chargers SuccessNot only are the Rams setting a benchmark for the Chargers to strive for, their success amplifies the current rivalry of the two teams. In fact, one could even argue the Rams being bad as an even worse scenario.LA is a city of entertainment, bright lights, and story lines. The people of Los Angeles need a Yankees vs Red Sox style rivalry in their own backyard to get excited about football. In an interview with NBC Sports, Melvin Gordon stated that he “needed the Rams to lose.” Instead of rooting for the Rams to fail, realize that The Chargers are in the news on Super Bowl weekend because of the Rams. The media cares about what the third best running back on the Chargers has to say on Super Bowl weekend, and that is easily the most important takeaway from all of this.If the Rams win Super Bowl 53, the Chargers will have their work cut out for them in claiming an LA fan-base, but at least there will be a fan base to claim.