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Oakland 26, L.A. Chargers 24
When: 8:20 PM ET, Thursday, November 7, 2019
Where: RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, California
Temperature: 54°
Head Official: Walt Anderson
Attendance: 51954

Josh Jacobs' 18-yard touchdown run with 1:02 left Thursday night lifted the Oakland Raiders to a 26-24 win over the visiting Los Angeles Chargers.

On third-and-1, Jacobs burst through a huge hole blown open by center Rodney Hudson and left guard Richie Incognito, then broke an arm tackle near the 10 for the score. Daniel Carlson missed the ensuing extra-point attempt, but the Raiders hung on to improve to 5-4.

Los Angeles fell to 4-6, seriously damaging its playoff hopes.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completed 17 of 31 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns, including a 6-yard pass to Austin Ekeler with 4:02 remaining in the game for a 24-20 lead. But the Chargers' final possession ended with a Karl Joseph interception at the Oakland 35 on a fourth-and-10 heave with 20 seconds left, Rivers' third pick of the game.

Derek Carr hit on 21 of 31 passes for 218 yards with a touchdown for Oakland, which was outgained 315 yards to 278 and had the ball for only 25:50. However, the Raiders sacked Rivers five times and played a turnover-free game.

Melvin Gordon rushed 22 times for 108 yards and a score for Los Angeles, his first 100-yard game of the year.

Rivers came out of the gate in shaky fashion. Erik Harris intercepted him twice in the first nine minutes, the first one leading to a field goal and the second becoming a 56-yard touchdown return for a 10-0 Oakland lead.

Los Angeles finally found footing on offense with two second-quarter touchdowns in a 4:10 span. Rivers flipped a 2-yard scoring strike to tight end Hunter Henry, and Gordon gave the Chargers a 14-10 lead on a 3-yard run with 4:14 left in the half.

The Raiders' offense then put together its first good drive to close the half. Oakland marched 76 yards in 10 plays, taking a 17-14 halftime lead when Carr found Alec Ingold for a 9-yard touchdown pass with 20 seconds remaining.

The teams exchanged short field goals in the third quarter, setting the stage for a dramatic ending.

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Top Game Performances
Rushing
L.A. Chargers   Oakland
Melvin Gordon III Player Josh Jacobs
22 Attempts 16
108 Yards 71
4.9 Avg Yards 4.4
1 Touchdowns 1
24 Long 18
Receiving
L.A. Chargers   Oakland
Keenan Allen Player Jalen Richard
8 Receptions 4
68 Yards 43
8.5 Avg Yards 10.8
0 Touchdowns 0
26 Long 13
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
L.A. Chargers 315 146 169 3 1 0 3.0 0
Oakland 278 78 200 3 2 3 5.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Raiders have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • L.A. Chargers will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Chargers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .400 after a loss.