Wide Receiver Amari Cooper
Here are the game notes from the Oakland Raiders season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers, presented by Microsoft Surface.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Raiders 10, Chargers 30</span>
The Raiders dropped the final game of the season to the Chargers by a score of 30-10 to finish the 2017 campaign with a record of 6-10.
The loss to Los Angeles cuts Oaklands lead to 62-52-2 in the all-time regular season series versus the Chargers.
The Raiders finished the 2017 season with a 2-4 record in the AFC West division.
Starters - Offense
WR Michael Crabtree
LT David Sharpe
LG Kelechi Osemele
C Rodney Hudson
RG Gabe Jackson
RT Marshall Newhouse
TE Jared Cook
TE Lee Smith
QB Derek Carr
RB Marshawn Lynch
TE Pharaoh Brown
Starters - Defense
DE Mario Edwards Jr.
DT Denico Autry
DE Khalil Mack
SLB Bruce Irvin
MLB NaVorro Bowman
WLB Nicholas Morrow
CB Sean Smith
RCB TJ Carrie
LCB Dexter McDonald
FS Reggie Nelson
**SS Karl Joseph
*LB NaVorro Bowman *led the team in tackles (seven - six solo) for the ninth time since joining the team in October.
QB Derek Carr recorded the Raiders’ longest play from scrimmage, finding *WR Amari Cooper *for an 87-yard touchdown, culminating a 4-play, 75-yard drive lasting 1:31 to tie the game at seven apiece.
WR Amari Cooper’s 87-yard touchdown brought his season total to seven scores, a new career high, and marked the 11th score of at least 30 yards in his career. Only Randy Moss (27), Bob Hayes (19), Odell Beckham (12) and Brandin Cooks (12) had more such touchdown receptions at the age of 23.
DT Justin Ellis blocked a Chargers field goal attempt, marking the team’s first since Dec. 20, 2015 when *DL Denico Autry *recorded one against the Green Bay Packers.
LB NaVorro Bowman
Bowman led the team with 13 tackles, marking the ninth time he’s done so in his 10 games with the Raiders this season.
Today’s contest marks the seventh time Bowman has recorded double-digit stops since signing with the team.
Bowman split a sack with LB Bruce Irvin, taking down QB Philip Rivers for a loss of seven yards.
QB Derek Carr
Carr took the field today as the third player in NFL history, joining Andy Dalton and Peyton Manning, to complete at least 300 passes in each of his first four seasons in the NFL.
Carr found *WR Amari Cooper *for an 87-yard touchdown, which was the culmination of a 4-play, 75-yard drive lasting 1:31 to tie the game at seven apiece.
Carr has now thrown at least one touchdown in 17 consecutive games.
Carr finished the day completing 19-of-28 passing for 243 yards with one touchdown against one interception for a passer rating of 91.8.
WR Amari Cooper
Cooper set a career long, hauling in an 87-yard touchdown pass from *QB Derek Carr *in the second quarter, marking the Raiders longest play from scrimmage this season.
Cooper’s 87-yard touchdown brought his season total to seven scores, a new career high.
The touchdown reception of at least 30 yards was his 11th of his career. Only Randy Moss (27), Bob Hayes (19), Odell Beckham (12) and Brandin Cooks (12) had more such touchdown receptions at the age of 23.
Cooper’s touchdown marks his fourth 30-plus-yard touchdown reception of 2017. Since 2016, Cooper's nine such scores are the second-most in the NFL.
Cooper ended the first half with 104 yards on two receptions (52.0 avg.), marking the second time this season Cooper has crossed 100 yards in the first half (last - Oct. 19 vs. Kansas City - five receptions for 113 yards).
It’s the fifth time in Cooper’s career crossing 100 yards in the first half of a game.
Cooper totaled 115 yards on three receptions with one touchdown.
DT Justin Ellis
In the second quarter, Ellis blocked a Chargers field goal attempt to give the ball back to the Raiders. The block was the team’s first since Dec. 20, 2015 when *DL Denico Autry *recorded one against the Green Bay Packers.
The blocked field goal resulted in three points for the Raiders on the ensuing drive.
Ellis finished the game with three tackles (one solo) and a blocked field goal.
RB Marshawn Lynch
Lynch crossed 800 yards on the ground this season during the team’s second offensive series with an 18-yard scamper up the right sideline.
Lynch’s became the 28th player in NFL history to have seven such seasons.
Lynch eclipsed 100 yards on the ground for the second time as a member of the Silver and Black.
With 101 rushing yards, Lynch brought his career total to 10,000 yards on the ground, becoming the 31st player in NFL history to cross 10,000 rushing yards.
Lynch finished the day with 19 carries for 101 yards and added two receptions for 18 yards.
**P Marquette King
On the Raiders’ second offensive series, King booted a 40-yard punt that went out of bounds at the Chargers 1-yard line. The punt was King’s sixth of 2017 downed inside the 5-yard line, tied for the most such punts in the NFL this season.
King punted three times for 136 yards with a 50-yard long and one punt downed inside the 20-yard line.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Other Notables</span>
DL Denico Autry blocked the extra point attempt following the Chargers’ third score of the day, keeping the contest 20-10, Chargers at the end of the first half. The block was Autry’s fifth career block.
*LB Bruce Irvin *recorded half of a sack with *LB NaVorro Bowman *to tie his single-season career high of eight sacks (2012 as a rookie).
*S Reggie Nelson *tied a single-season career high with his second forced fumble in 2017. Nelson finished the day with seven tackles (four solo).
*T Marshall Newhouse *played in his 100th career game, also marking his 70th career start.