Philip Rivers throws three INTs, Josh Jacobs late TD lifts Raiders to 26-24 win over Chargers

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Josh Jacobs sprung free for an 18-yard touchdown run with 1:02 left to play as the Oakland Raiders pulled out a late 26-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night.

A missed extra point by Daniel Carlson following the Jacobs touchdown left the Raiders vulnerable to a possible game-winning field goal drive by the Chargers. But without starting left tackle Russell Okung because of a groin injury, the Chargers struggled to give Philip Rivers time in the pocket to mount a successful final drive as Rivers went 0-for-7 and was picked off for a third time on the night by safety Karl Joseph to seal the two-point win for the Raiders.

Raiders top draft pick Clelin Ferrell had 2.5 sacks of Rivers on the night as Oakland’s defense frustrated Rivers all night. Rivers completed 17 of 31 passes for 207 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Rivers was intercepted on each of the Chargers first two possessions of the game – both by Erik Harris – and had two more picks negated by defensive penalties by the Raiders. But the Chargers still found themselves able to move the ball successfully at times against the Raiders defense.

The first interception set up a 40-yard Daniel Carlson field goal to get the Raiders on the board. The second pick was returned for a 56-yard touchdown by Harris as the lead grew to 10-0.

A 16-play drive that took over eight minutes off the clock led to Los Angeles’ first touchdown of the night. Rivers connected with tight end Hunter Henry on a 2-yard touchdown to cap the 77-yard drive and close the gap to 10-7. After a three-and-out from Oakland, the Chargers would take the lead on a 3-yard touchdown run from Melvin Gordon.

Gordon rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown for the Chargers on the night.

The Raiders offense only managed 278 yards of total offense on the night but would finally get things rolling before the half. Their only drive of the half to net more than 10 yards gained covered 76 yards in 10 plays before fullback Alec Ingold caught a 9-yard touchdown pass with 20 seconds left in the half to take a 17-14 lead into the break.

Carlson and Michael Badgley would trade field goals in the third quarter as the Raiders held a 20-17 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Carlson missed a 53-yard field goal try in addition to his late missed extra point.

Another 8-minute scoring drive from the Chargers was capped by a 6-yard touchdown pass from Rivers to Austin Ekeler with 4:02 left to play gave L.A. a 24-20 lead.

But the Raiders offense had one more substantive drive in the tank. Derek Carr led the Raiders on a 10-play, 75-yard drive with Jacobs weaving through the Chargers defense for the game-winning score.

Jacobs finished with 71 yards on 16 carries and the touchdown for Oakland. Carr completed 21 of 31 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown.

58 responses to “Philip Rivers throws three INTs, Josh Jacobs late TD lifts Raiders to 26-24 win over Chargers

  1. Big win for the Silver & Black, they overcame the Chargers and the officials.

    Phyllis took a beating all night long.

    Unfortunately it looks like Joyner is lost for the season with a torn hamstring, that’s going to hurt.

    One nation, Raider Nation.

  2. There comes a point where we have to realize that Rivers is just a sub-par QB who is almost 2 decades in and still not even close to a superbowl. He throws picks, over shoots his recievers, blah blah blah.

    The Chargers don’t realize the old guy is never going to get them to the big game. Probably time to invest in a younger, smarter, more accurate passer and let Rivers join a couple of teams for his last year or two.

  3. A winning Oakland Raider team makes the NFL a better place. Raiders need to string winning seasons together to re-gain respectability. The interaction between Gruden and the fans is special. You can feel the mojo coming back.

  4. A Jon Gruden offense needs a week to recover and prep but still got it done when it counted after looking pretty lackluster most of the game (credit to SD-LA’s D too).

    The real story was that Raiders D. Crosby and Cle with a little Mayowa sprinkled in off the edges, good rotation up front and the DBs finally made some plays.

    Softish schedule coming up and that building is rocking to its foundation (may wanna check for some sewage leaks). I’m gonna miss the O for sure.

  5. At least one of these inept teams was picked by national pundits to win the AFC West this year. Both are barely better than the cellar dwellar Broncos.

    Worst Thursday night game of this season.

  6. Cotton Weary says:
    November 7, 2019 at 11:50 pm
    Mike Mayock nailed this draft, raiders Rockies came up big, Ferrell, Renfrow, Mad Maxx and Jacobs

    Don’t forget Mullen whose played well these last 2 games(much better than Conley was playing) and Ingold who we finally got to see make a catch today and is already one of the best blocking fullbacks in the game.

    Amazing what this team has done in 1 off season. Other than the failed AB “hail mary” which turned out to not be as costly as most thought they’ve hit on pretty much every move, draft and FA.

    Great Job Gruyock…pumped for the rest of the season and beyond. “The greatness of the Raiders is in its future”

  7. charliecharger says:
    November 7, 2019 at 11:49 pm
    It hasn’t taken Jon Gruden long to put together a completely different roster, an he hasn’t made many mistakes.
    ——————–
    Antonio Brown says Hello….

  8. Congrats to my Raiders on pulling a win from this nail-biter of a game. Tonight was our much-maligned defense’s turn to step up, and step up it did. Ferrell redeemed himself, and now he’s just a sack away from surpassing Mack’s rookie sack tally. Sure, he still has a long way to go, but at least I’m not as worried as I was about him. Oh, and Crosby is going to be a beast. Go Raiders!

  9. Whoever was comparing Rivers to Stafford the other day, we can put that to rest.

    That last drive was painful to watch, Rivers just literally throwing sh*t up. Tyrod needs to start next week, trade Rivers for what you can get while his value is still high. He might not even be better than Eli at this point.

  10. Erik Harris played like the second coming of Mike Haynes or Lester Hayes. He played a stellar game.

  11. Raiders putting on enough pressure so that the Chiefs dont have an easy decision to rest Mahomes until after the bye

  12. Nice win for the raiders. Rivers is what he has been a disappointment. The chiefs and mahomes are still and will remain the class of the afc west for years to come… the nfl is going to love having mahomes on national tv in those two new stadiums in Nevada and LA for the next decade…

  13. I know i said a few weeks ago that i dont usually come in and harp about the Refs, but 3 weeks straight now i feel like theyre just out to get us. 2 phantom offsides calls 2 bad PI calls, truly wild how they called that game.

    Im just thankful Carr is making good decisions and taking what the defense gets him. The only difference in this game was the turnover margin and we didnt cough the ball up and they did and we came out on top.

    Hopefully Joyner didnt tear a quad or achilles today, for as inconsistent as hes been early in the season hes still very talented and we need him bad.

    Mayowa and Crosby have been so disruptive every week, keeping us in games forsure.

  14. So how overrated are the Packers for getting dominated by the struggling Chargers? The AFC may actually be better than the NFC this year.

  15. Refs tried as hard as they could in the first half. Oakland held out though, and pulled through with the W

  16. Rivers is well above average QB. Definitely one of the better QBs who has never really had a complete team

    One person cannot win a Superbowl. Ask Dan Marino about that….

  17. SD Charger fan through and through. This is a typical Charger game. Close to the end. What kills me is the play calling at the end. 3 timeouts with 1:02 left and only need to get into FG range. 4 homerun passes instead of trying to complete small chunk plays. Same old Chargers. Who’s the next coach going to be. Also, Ekeler averaged 6.7 yards a touch and barely gets the ball. Makes zero sense.

  18. Wait Phillip Rivers helps to choke away another Chargers loss??? Holy Cow. He’s only been doing that his whole career. Any Giants fans whoever complained about Eli’s non playoff seasons just need to look out west and be glad Rivers didn’t spend his career in a Giants uniform.

  19. Can’t believe that I am actually saying this, but Gruden is looking like Albert Einstein. How ’bout them Bears?

  20. Wonderful interview with Josh Jacobs by Erin Andrews prior to the game. Despite being homeless at times as a child, Josh’s love for his father was inspiring, as was his gratefulness for the opportunity to attend college.

    Another well spoken athlete who proves how wrong and hateful those people who constantly criticize all of these young men really are.

  21. Rivers is undeniably aging and looked very bad in this game, time for folks to abandon and move beyond the tiresome sentiment regarding how much he obviously “deserves” to have a Super Bowl appearance on his resume.

  22. Unfortunately it’s time for Rivers to move on.The Chargers need to strip to the bare bones and rebuild the team.With him having 9 kids I dont think he will be going anywhere and he will retire after this season.

  23. Rivers is well above average QB. Definitely one of the better QBs who has never really had a complete team
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    Did you forget about the 2006 team that went 14-2 with the help of LaDanian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates but eventually choked in the playoffs thanks to Rivers?

  24. Every time I feel some happiness for Raiders fans that they’re finding success, I remember that they’re leaving for creepy Las Vegas for creepy billionaire-game reasons, and that their success is colored by the ongoing ruin of the game by greed and carelessness toward the fans.

    The league as a business entity is getting too crass to ignore, which is killing the fun of it.

  25. Raider Fan here. I couldn’t agree more with your synopsis on the final drive. Mind boggling. I expected Rivers to drive a dagger in Raiders on a night that he struggled.

    whatsazj says:
    November 8, 2019 at 1:50 am
    SD Charger fan through and through. This is a typical Charger game. Close to the end. What kills me is the play calling at the end. 3 timeouts with 1:02 left and only need to get into FG range. 4 homerun passes instead of trying to complete small chunk plays. Same old Chargers. Who’s the next coach going to be. Also, Ekeler averaged 6.7 yards a touch and barely gets the ball. Makes zero sense.

  26. kevpft says:
    November 8, 2019 at 8:19 am
    Every time I feel some happiness for Raiders fans that they’re finding success, I remember that they’re leaving for creepy Las Vegas for creepy billionaire-game reasons, and that their success is colored by the ongoing ruin of the game by greed and carelessness toward the fans.

    The league as a business entity is getting too crass to ignore, which is killing the fun of it.
    ——————————————————————————–

    Totally true, but I have been following this team for so many losing seasons, I could really care less. They are building a powerhouse team and it is about damn time!

  27. That was one of the few entertaining Thursday night games this year. Good job Raiders with those young players on both sides of the ball.

    No Patriot fan the NFC is much tougher. 10 wins may not get you in the playoffs on that side. Plus the world knows your team has the softer schedule in football after the Ravens took your guys to the wood shed.

  28. “It hasn’t taken Jon Gruden long to put together a completely different roster, an he hasn’t made many mistakes.
    ——————–
    Antonio Brown says Hello….”

    Vontaze Burfict says hi too…

  29. Chargers have had the talent over the years but cannot get over the hump.

    I remember when the New England media made every excuse for Drew Bledsoe when the Pats were inconsistent.

  30. Carr almost lost this game for the Raiders. He was gosh awful IMO. Only the last drive did he look something like a QB. He cant pass deep thats for sure and he is looking at the pass rush as much as downfield to anyone open. His accuracy sucks. Lucky they won. Luck Bossa went missing in action

  31. I did not foresee Gruden getting these results. He’s done a much better job as coach than I expected.

    Still don’t think much of his personnel decisions. We will see.

  32. thebirdofprey says:
    November 8, 2019 at 9:05 am
    That was one of the few entertaining Thursday night games this year. Good job Raiders with those young players on both sides of the ball.

    No Patriot fan the NFC is much tougher

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    Then why has the AFC won 4 of the last 5 SBs?

  33. getyourownname says:
    November 8, 2019 at 9:50 am

    I did not foresee Gruden getting these results. He’s done a much better job as coach than I expected.

    Still don’t think much of his personnel decisions. We will see.

    =========

    My feelings exactly. I honestly didn’t expect the Raiders to win more than 4 or 5 games for the entire season so the results so far are a very pleasant surprise. I still don’t like Gruden (never did going back to 1998) but I’ll give him credit where it’s due.

  34. MaxPayne says:
    November 8, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Carr…His accuracy sucks.

    ————————

    Isn’t he leading the league in completion percentage?

  35. Hey Rivers, ever heard of a back shoulder fade, a curl or an out pattern? Instead of constantly chucking it deep (trying to get a PI call, no doubt) on the last drive, why not methodically drive down the field and get into field goal range that way? With 58 seconds and 3 timeouts, a long FG attempt is very plausable to win the game. Rivers’ inaccuracy was on display as well, not just poor QB decision making.

  36. cardinealsfan20 says:
    November 8, 2019 at 6:03 am
    Wonderful interview with Josh Jacobs by Erin Andrews prior to the game. Despite being homeless at times as a child, Josh’s love for his father was inspiring, as was his gratefulness for the opportunity to attend college.

    Another well spoken athlete who proves how wrong and hateful those people who constantly criticize all of these young men really are.
    ***********************************************************************************
    Actually there are a few good men like this … they stay away from the drugs and gangs growing up.

  37. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 8, 2019 at 12:38 am
    So how overrated are the Packers for getting dominated by the struggling Chargers? The AFC may actually be better than the NFC this year.

    So what, the Packers beat the Raiders,it means nothing. That is just a bad narrative,

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