GAME NOTES: Raiders 23 Chargers 20

Raiders Close 2015 Home Slate with 23-20 Overtime Win

  • The Raiders defeated the San Diego Chargers 23-20 in an overtime victory to close out the home slate of the 2015 season. The Raiders will finish 2015 with a 3-5 record at Coliseum.
  • The Raiders swept the San Diego Chargers in a season series for the first time since 2010. It marks the team's first season sweep of a divisional opponent since 2012 (Kansas City).

Woodson Plays Final Home Game

  • S Charles Woodson played in what is expected to be his final home game at Coliseum. The game marks Woodson's 78th career regular season game at Coliseum, the sixth most by a player in the stadium's history.
  • Woodsonfinished the game with two tackles (one solo) and one rush for -3 yards, according to unofficial press box statistics. The rush marked Woodson's first career rushing attempt.

Three Milestone Men

  • The Raiders now have a 1,000-yard rusher (RB Latavius Murray), 1,000-yard receiver (WR Amari Cooper)and 3,000-yard passer (QB Derek Carr)in the same season for the fourth time in team history and the first time since 2005 (LaMont Jordan, Randy Moss and Kerry Collins).
  • The other two occasions were in 1997 (Napoleon Kaufman, Tim Brown and Jeff George) and 2000 (Tyrone Wheatley, Tim Brown and Rich Gannon).

Janikowski Ties NFL Record, Kicks Game-Winning FG

  • K Sebastian Janikowski connected on a 50-yard field goal for his 52nd field goal from 50-plus yards, tying Jason Hanson (52) for the NFL record for the most career field goals of 50-or-more yards.
  • Janikowskifinished the game 2-for-2 on field goals including the game winner from 31-yards out in overtime. That marks Janikowski's 14th career game-winning field goal, sixth in overtime and first since Oct. 21, 2012 vs. Jacksonville (overtime).
  • With two made field goals, Janikowski has moved ahead of Nick Lowery (383) for the 10th most field goals in NFL history.


Carr Climbs Touchdown Lists**

  • QB Derek Carrtossed one touchdown in the game, tying him with Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson (52) for the second most touchdown passes through a player's first two NFL seasons.
  • Carr's31 touchdowns now stand alone as the second most in franchise history, trailing only Daryle Lamoncia's 34 touchdown passes in 1969.

King Sets Franchise Mark

  • P Marquette King pinned his 34th punt of the season inside the opponent's 20-yard line, setting a new franchise record for punts inside the 20 in a season since the statistic became official in 1976.  
  • Kingfinished the day with six punts inside the 20, giving him a team-record 39 on the season. With one game remaining, King's 39 punts inside the 20 are tied for the eighth most in a season in NFL history (since the statistic became official in 1976).  
  • In total, King punted eight times for 400 yards for an average of 50.0 yards per punt with a 65-yard long and six punts inside the 20 with zero touchbacks.

Murray Eclipses 1,000 Yards

  • RB Latavius Murraytotaled 79 rushing yards in the game, giving him 1,035 rushing yards this season. Murray is the Raiders' first 1,000-yard rusher since Darren McFadden in 2010.
  • Murray broke a 22-yard run in the first quarter for his sixth rushing touchdown of the season. The 22-yarder marks Murray's first touchdown rush of 10-plus yards in 2015.
  • Murray is the first Raider with six-plus rushing touchdowns in a season since Rashad Jennings (six) in 2013.

Crabtree Leads Receivers, Reaches 80 Receptions

  • WR Michael Crabtreeled the Raiders in receptions (six) and receiving yards (39), while also hauling in his eighth touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter.
  • Crabtreeis the first Raider with 80 receptions in a season since 2002 (Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and Charlie Garner). He is the fifth different Raider ever with 80 receptions in a season (also Tim Brown and Todd Christensen). 

* Crabtreeis the first Raiders player with eight touchdowns in a season since Tim Brown (nine in 2001).

Autry Notches Sack and Safety

  • DE Denico Autry sacked Chargers QB Philip Rivers in the end zone for a third-quarter safety, the Raiders' second safety of the season. Autry now has three sacks on the season.
  • The Raiders have now recorded two safeties in a season for the 11th time in team history and the first time since 2010. The franchise record is three safeties in 1981.

Smith Forces Fumble, Mayowa Recovers

  • LB Malcolm Smithwas instrumental in Sunday's win, recording a game-high 14 tackles (11 solo) with two tackles for loss and one forced fumble, according to unofficial press box statistics.
  • Smith now has five career forced fumbles and has tied a career high with two this season.
  • The fumble occurred in the fourth quarter and was recovered by DE Benson Mayowa, who scooped it up and returned it 40 yards to the Chargers' 3-yard line. Mayowa now has a fumble recovery in back-to-back games, the only two recoveries of his career.

Rushing Defense Stout

  • The Raiders defense was solid against the Chargers' rushing attack, holding San Diego to 72 yards on 25 attempts for an average of 2.9 yards per attempt.
  • The defense held San Diego to 10 carries for 15 yards (1.5 avg.) on the ground in the first half, tying the Raiders' lowest first-half total allowed by the Raiders this season.
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