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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 6 Los Angeles Chargers 20


Raiders 6, Chargers 20

  • The Raiders fell to the Chargers by a score of 6-20, bringing their overall record this year to 1-8.
  • The Silver and Black now move to 62-54-2 in the all-time regular season series against the Chargers.

Starters – Offense
WR Jordy Nelson
LT Kolton Miller
LG Kelechi Osemele
C Rodney Hudson
LG Gabe Jackson
RT Brandon Parker
TE Jared Cook                                
WR Brandon LaFell
QB Derek Carr
RB Jalen Richard
WR Martavis Bryant

Starters – Defense
DE Frostee Rucker
DT Maurice Hurst
DT Johnathan Hankins
DE Arden Key
LB Marquel Lee
LB Jason Cabinda
LB Tahir Whitehead
CB Daryl Worley
CB Gareon Conley
S Marcus Gilchrist
S Karl Joseph

Game Themes

  • The Raiders held the Chargers to just 10 points in the first half of play, tying the lowest total points for Los Angeles in the first two quarters this season. The Chargers entered Sunday's game ranked seventh in first half scoring with 137 points (17.1 avg.) in the first half of play.
  • Townsend executed a fake punt on fourth-and-4 in the first quarter, running around the left end for 42 yards to set a franchise record for the longest carry by a punter. The 42-yard carry ranks fourth in NFL history.

K Daniel Carlson

  • Carlson connected on a 46-yard field goal, capping an 8-play, 32-yard drive lasting 3:34 to give the Raiders an early 3-0 lead.
  • The 46-yard field goal marks the second longest of his career.
  • Carlson finished the game 2-for-2 on field goals, connecting on attempts of 46 and 30 yards.

QB Derek Carr

  • Carr orchestrated the first scoring drive of the game late in the first quarter, an 8-play, 32-yard drive lasting 3:34 that culminated in a 46-yard field goal by K Daniel Carlson.
  • In the third quarter, Carr surpassed 17,000 career passing yards, making him the third quarterback in Raiders history to cross the barrier. Carr finished the day with 243 yards, bringing his career total to 17,131.
  • Carr completed 24-of-37 passing, which keeps him ranked second in the league this season in completion percentage with 71.5 percent.

S Marcus Gilchrist

  • Gilchrist intercepted a Philip Rivers pass with 7:35 remaining in the third quarter, marking the Raiders fifth interception this season.
  • Gilchrist ended the day with three stops (one solo), one interception and one pass defensed.

DT Maurice Hurst

  • Hurst recorded his team-high third sack of the season when he took down Philip Rivers for a 1- yard loss, forcing the Chargers to settle for a field goal with 5:49 remaining in the first half.
  • Hurst finished the day with four tackles (four solo) and one sack.

RB Jalen Richard

  • Richard recorded a team-high five receptions for 52 yards in the contest, marking the fifth consecutive game in which he was the leading receiver.
  • Richard has now totaled 48 receptions for 400 yards, marking the 26th time a Raiders running back surpassed 400 receiving yards on the season and the first to do so since Marcel Reece recorded 496 receiving yards in 2012.

P Johnny Townsend

  • On the opening drive, Townsend executed a fake punt on fourth-and-4, running around the left end for 42 yards.
  • Townsend's carry sets a franchise record for the longest carry by a punter and ranks fourth in NFL history.
  • The 42-yard rush also marks the longest carry by a rookie punter in the NFL.
  • Townsend ended the day with 162 yards on three punts for a career-best 54.0 average with a 57-yard long and pinned the Chargers inside the 20-yard line one time.

Other Notables

  • TE Jared Cook recorded four receptions for 52 yards, making him the fourth tight end to surpass 500 receiving yards this season.
  • LB Tahir Whitehead led the team with in tackles for the seventh time this season with seven stops (four solo).

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