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Chargers throwing, scoring at will in Oakland

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 1: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the San Diego Chargers carries the ball in the second quarter of a game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Chargers-Raiders game is starting to turn the shootout many thought it would be.

After Melvin Gordon turned a short pass into a touchdown early in the third quarter, the Raiders needed just five plays to answer. Then the Chargers came right back, needing just three plays of their own before Hunter Henry caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers.

Don’t blink. It’s 24-16, Chargers, with more than 10 minutes left in the third quarter.

Amari Cooper scored the first touchdown of the day for the Raiders on a 64-yard pass from Derek Carr. On the ensuing drive, the Chargers went 75 yards in three plays thanks to a 50-yard Rivers pass to Tyrell Williams.

Williams also scored the game’s first touchdown. The Raiders settled for three field goals in the first half — and missed a fourth — and may end up regretting those missed opportunities.

Gordon is the first NFL player to seven touchdowns this season.

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3 Responses to “Chargers throwing, scoring at will in Oakland”
  1. tacowrecker says: Oct 9, 2016 6:30 PM

    It’s a shame for Chargers fans cuz it just means that McCoy/Pagano etc. get a stay of execution for another week. Can’t see them lasting the year, though, so might as well cut bait now

  2. leatherface2012 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:46 PM

    apparently they aren’t scoring at will enough..they’re losing by 3 now

  3. hyperalgesia says: Oct 9, 2016 7:56 PM

    I moved to san diego in 07. Story year where we beat Manning but lost to Brady in playoffs. In the stands we would cheer our offense coming onto the field and our defense. Frankly tho, After almost 10 yrs here i say trade Rivers so he can get a ring. He really doesn’t deserve this keystone cop team. I am embarrassed for him even tho i am sure he loves his possibilies here externally. All the best Rivers.

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