Defense Steps Up in Final Primetime Game at Oakland, Raiders Outlast Chargers 26-24
Story from Associated Press:
OAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Jacobs scored on an 18-yard run with 1:02 remaining and the Oakland Raiders had a late winning touchdown drive for the second time in five weeks, beating the Los Angeles Chargers 26-24 on Thursday night.
Derek Carr led the Raiders (5-4) down the field methodically 75 yards after Philip Rivers threw a 6-yard pass to Austin Ekeler that gave the Chargers (4-6) a 24-20 lead with 4:02 remaining.
Carr completed three passes to Jalen Richard and two to Hunter Renfrow before Jacobs finished the drive with his seventh touchdown of his rookie season.
The victory didn’t come easy as Daniel Carlson missed the extra point, putting more pressure on the tired Raiders defense to stop Rivers. Trayvon Mullen was called for holding on a fourth-down pass to extend the drive, but Karl Joseph then intercepted a fourth-down pass from Rivers to seal it.
Joseph also had the game-sealing pass breakup Sunday against Detroit after Carr threw a TD pass to Renfrow in a 31-24 victory.
Here are some of the highlights from The Game:
1st Quarter… Rivers throws INT to Erik Harris, 0-0
1st Quarter… Rivers throws INT returned for a TD by Erik Harris, 10-0 Raiders
2nd Quarter… Rivers 2-yard TD pass to Henry, 10-7 Raiders
2nd Quarter… Gordon 3-yard TD run, 14-10 Chargers
2nd Quarter… Carr 9-yard TD pass to Ingold, 17-14 Raiders
4th Quarter… Rivers 6-yard TD pass to Ekeler, 24-20 Chargers
4th Quarter… Jacobs 18-yard TD run (missed the extra point), 26-24 Raiders
4th Quarter… Rivers throws INT to seal the game for OAK, 26-24 Raiders Win