The Oakland Raiders sure like to make it interesting don’t they?
For the second time in five days, the Silver and Black found themselves in a nail biter, but managed to hold on for victory. On Thursday Night Football, the Raiders hosted the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers and made a statement, sacking Philip Rivers five times and intercepting him three times.
Defense was the key to victory and the unit made a handful of highlight-reel plays from the first snap to the last snap; let’s take a look back at what transpired.
It didn’t take long for rookie pass rushers Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby to introduce themselves to Philip Rivers.
Erik Harris intercepted Rivers early in the first quarter on an overthrown pass, and took it 59 yards.
Following his first interception, Harris picked off Rivers again, this time taking it all the way to the house.
All night long the Raiders applied pressure on Rivers and brought him down early for the second sack of the game.
You don’t get to see it every day, but this is what “Spider 2 Y Banana” looks like when run to perfection.
Hunter Renfrow, a.k.a. Mr. Third Down, picks up the first down and then some.
Carr throws a pinpoint pass to Darren Waller downfield for a 27-yard gain.
Ferrell kept his night going with a second-down sack on Rivers.
Benson Mayowa set a new career-high in sacks following this strip sack on Philip Rivers.
Coming up clutch in the fourth quarter, Ferrell added to his sack total with this hit.
Karl Joseph couldn’t have read this play any better, bursting through the line to lay the boom on Melvin Gordon.
The Offensive Rookie of the Year in the making scored the game-winning touchdown on this run.
Joseph closed out the game with an interception on fourth down, giving the team a record of 5-4.
Erik Harris had a career-night; relive the magical evening.
Maxx Crosby had 10 quarterback pressures, the most for a Raider since 2016.
Watch all of Clelin Ferrell’s sacks and tackles in his highlight reel below.