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L.A. Chargers 26, Oakland 10
When: 4:05 PM ET, Sunday, October 7, 2018
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Temperature: 75°
Head Official: Alex Kemp
Attendance: 25362

Philip Rivers passed for 339 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Los Angeles Chargers to a 26-10 victory over the visiting Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Carson, Calif.

Rivers completed 22 of 27 passes while registering the 59th 300-yard passing outing of his career. The 36-year-old quarterback owns a 17-8 career mark against the Raiders.

Austin Ekeler and Virgil Green caught touchdown passes for the Chargers (3-2). Melvin Gordon rushed for a score and totaled 120 yards (58 rushing, 62 receiving), and Melvin Ingram recorded his first career interception and also had one of his team's three sacks.

Derek Carr was 24-of-33 passing for 268 yards, one touchdown and one costly interception for the Raiders (1-4). Jordy Nelson caught a touchdown pass for Oakland, which gained just 41 of its 289 yards on the ground.

Los Angeles totaled 412 yards -- 79 rushing -- and forced two turnovers while winning its second straight contest.

Gordon had 95 first-half yards (42 rushing, 53 receiving) and rushed for a touchdown to help the Chargers hold a 17-3 halftime lead.

Ekeler turned a short pass in the left flat into a 44-yard touchdown to give Los Angeles a 10-3 lead with 4:04 remaining in the first half. Gordon added a 1-yard rushing score to make it a 14-point margin with 1:39 left.

Caleb Sturgis tacked on a 30-yard field goal to make it 20-3 with 6:06 left in the third quarter.

Oakland had a chance to cut into its deficit when it had first-and-goal at the Chargers' 1-yard line later in the third quarter. But Carr was intercepted in the center of the end zone by Ingram, and the seven-year veteran returned the ball to the Los Angeles 4 with 1:05 left in the stanza.

Rivers connected with Tyrell Williams for 48 yards on the ensuing play to start a eight-play, 96-yard drive that overcame 25 yards lost to penalties. Rivers tossed a 13-yard pass to Green to cap the excursion and make it 26-3 -- Sturgis missed the extra point -- with 9:42 remaining in the contest.

The Raiders finally found the end zone when Carr hit Nelson on a 1-yard scoring pass with 5:11 left.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Oakland   L.A. Chargers
Marshawn Lynch Player Melvin Gordon III
9 Attempts 19
31 Yards 58
3.4 Avg Yards 3.0
0 Touchdowns 1
8 Long 16
Receiving
Oakland   L.A. Chargers
Martavis Bryant Player Keenan Allen
3 Receptions 8
91 Yards 90
30.3 Avg Yards 11.2
0 Touchdowns 0
47 Long 19
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Oakland 289 41 248 1 1 0 1.0 0
L.A. Chargers 412 79 333 3 2 1 3.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • L.A. Chargers will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Chargers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Raiders have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.