Raiders take lead back as part of wild sequence vs. Chargers


A Melvin Gordon fumble opened the door, and now the Raiders lead the Chargers, 27-24, at the start of the fourth quarter.

It was 10-9, Chargers at halftime, so it’s a bit of an understatement to say the third quarter was wild.

Michael Crabtree made an acrobatic touchdown catch to give the Raiders the lead late in the third, and Amari Cooper caught a two-point conversion pass from Derek Carr to make it 27-24.

Carr is at 287 yards passing through three quarters.

The Chargers scored third quarter touchdowns on Philip Rivers passes to Gordon and Hunter Henry, respectively. But the Raiders have gone from struggling to finish drives to making big plays at will.

Cooper has six catches for 138 yards through three quarters. Gordon became the first NFL player to seven touchdowns on the season.