The Raiders fall to 0-10 with Sunday's 13-6 loss to the San Diego Chargers (6-4), dropping their record in divisional play to 0-3. The Raiders will take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday in their fourth game of the year against AFC West opposition.
The defense allowed the Chargers to convert on only 4-of-15 (26.7 percent) third downs in the game, marking the Raiders' second-best performance on third down this season (2-for-12, 10/26 at Cle.).
The Raiders' eighth-ranked red zone defense stopped the Chargers on their only red zone possession of the game. San Diego's drive stalled at the Raiders' 6-yard line and resulted in a field goal. The Raiders have now stopped opponents short of the end zone on 20 of their 40 (50.0 percent) red zone possessions.
The Raiders defense forced the Chargers to punt on four straight drives twice in the game, once in each half, tying the best streak of the season (four, 10/26 at Cle.).
LB Khalil Mack and DL Antonio Smith each sacked Chargers QB Philip Rivers in the game, marking the Raiders' third multi-sack game of the season.
Individual Notes: Offense
QB Derek Carr started his 10th game and completed 16-of-34 attempts (47.1 percent) for 172 yards, pushing him over the 2,000-yard mark for his career. Carr is just the 12th rookie in NFL history to eclipse 2,000 passing yards in his first 10 games.
WR Andre Holmes caught two passes for 19 yards, setting a new career high with 27 receptions on the season.
RB Latavius Murray set new career highs in attempts, rushing yards and rushing long with four carries for 43 yards (10.8 avg.) and a long of 23 yards. Murray also set new personal bests with three receptions for 16 yards
Murray's 23-yard run is the Raiders' longest gain on the ground since Carr's 41-yard rush vs. Houston (9/14), and the longest run by a Raiders running back since Rashad Jennings went for 21 yards vs. Kansas City (12/15/13).
TE Mychal Rivera picked up 33 yards on a first-quarter pass from Carr, his longest gain of the season. Rivera finished with three receptions for 40 yards (13.3 avg.).
Rivera is the second Raider this season to catch three passes in at least four straight games (James Jones, nine straight: 9/7 at NYJ – 11/9 vs. Den.).
WR Kenbrell Thompkins took the Raiders inside the red zone with a 35-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter, his longest gain as a Raider. Thompkins finished with two receptions for 47 yards (23.5 avg.).
Individual Notes: Defense
LB Khalil Mack recorded his first NFL sack in the fourth quarter when he brought down Rivers from behind for a 5-yard loss. On the Chargers' next drive, Mack fired around the edge to drop Chargers Ryan Mathews for a 1-yard loss, and again to stop him for no gain.
S Charles Woodson set a new career high with 14 total tackles, according to in-game press box stats, and tied his second-best mark with 11 solo tackles.
CB TJ Carrie disrupted a pass intended for Keenan Allen to force a Chargers punt in the first quarter. Carrie entered the contest ranked second on the team with eight passes defensed, according to coaches' statistics.
LB Miles Burris knocked down a Philip Rivers pass late in the first quarter for his third pass defensed of the season.
LB Sio Moore stuffed Branden Oliver on a third-and-1 rushing attempt inside Raiders' territory, forcing San Diego's sixth punt of the game. Moore finished with nine stops (six solo), according to in-game press box stats.
DL Antonio Smith recorded his first sack as a Raider in the third quarter, beating Chad Rinehart to get to Rivers for an 8-yard loss.
DE Benson Mayowa chased Rivers out of the pocket to force an incompletion on third-and-goal from the Raiders' 6-yard line, leading to a Chargers field-goal attempt.
Individual Notes: Special Teams
K Sebastian Janikowski went 2-for-2 on field goals in the game, converting from 42 yards in the first quarter and 25 yards in the fourth. Janikowski has connected on 356 field goals in his career, tying Olindo Mare for 14th in NFL history.
P Marquette King punted nine times in the contest for a season-high 446 yards and an average of 49.6 yards per punt. That average is King's best when attempting at least nine punts in a game.
King landed two punts inside the Chargers' 20-yard line, including one downed at by CB Chimdi Chekwa at the Chargers' 1-yard line.
Two of King's punts went for 62 yards each, his longest of the season.