The Los Angeles Chargers obtained the ball first at house on this one so the Oakland Raidersbegan the sport on protection. They gave up two huge performs on the drive, a 17 yard cross to Keenan Allen and a 16 yard run by Melvin Gordon. After that the protection settled down although and ultimately ended the Chargers drive with a Bruce Irvin sack on third down. The sack pressured a 49 yard discipline purpose try for LA that they efficiently made for a Three-Zero lead.
The Chargers one upped Bruce Irvin’s sack with a third down sack of their very own however their’s pressured a Raiders punt on Oakland’s first offensive drive of the sport. Their offense once more obtained an enormous completion to Keenan Allen on their drive however the Raiders protection got here up with an enormous cease from Darryl Worley simply exterior of discipline purpose vary to power the Chargers punt.

After that it was the Raiders flip to get on the board. They began off their drive with first down completions to Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant adopted by robust working from Marshawn Lynch right down to contained in the Chargers 5 yard line. They couldn’t get any nearer from there although in order that they settled for a 23 yard kick from Matt McCain which tied the sport at Three.
There wasn’t a single first down between the 2 groups over the following four drives in a row. Sadly it was the Chargers who lastly broke the streak. Then after lastly getting a 1st down, they went 44 yards on a catch and run TD to again up RB Austin Ekeler on the very subsequent play. The massive strike virtually by no means occurred with Philip Rivers virtually fumbling the shot gun snap, however as a substitute the play resulted within the Chargers retaking the lead 10-Three.
The very first play of the Raiders drive was an enormous catch and run by Martavis Bryant, besides he didn’t safe the ball tightly and it was simply stripped away whereas he was working for a turnover. The Raiders then gave up 11 yard reception to Keenan Allen and one other huge catch and run to a Chargers working again, this time a 34 yard play to Melvin Gordon who would have scored had he not tripped over himself on the Oakland 10. Gordon made up for falling on his personal with a 9 yard run to the 1, adopted by punching it in from there on third right down to make the rating 17-Three.
Oakland had 1:39 earlier than the tip of the half beginning at their very own 25 after a touchback on the following kickoff. They managed to get shut sufficient to attempt a 57 yard discipline purpose try because of a few Seth Roberts completions and one to Jared Prepare dinner. Sadly the kick was no good after falling simply quick.
The Chargers had 6 seconds earlier than halftime after that with getting the ball at their very own 47. They accomplished one play for 10 yards earlier than making an attempt a Hail Mary that was knocked down incomplete, nonetheless Bruce Irvin idiotically dedicated a roughing the passer penalty to provide the Chargers a discipline purpose try. Fortunately the kick sailed left, however that doesn’t make the Irvin penalty any much less silly. He actually took two steps after the ball was gone earlier than shoving Rivers to the bottom.
Oakland obtained the ball first within the 2nd half however did nothing with it. Lower than nothing in actual fact, they misplaced 7 yards earlier than punting on 4th and 17. The Chargers began their first possession of the 2nd half at their very own 26 after the punt. They rapidly obtained into Raiders territory with passes to Keenan Allen and WR Mike Williams, together with an enormous third and 11 conversion from TE Antonio Gates right down to the OAK 21. The protection did give you the cease after that to carry LA to a 30 yard discipline purpose which made the rating 20-Three.
Derek Carr and the Raiders offense desperately wanted to get issues happening their subsequent drive, and it regarded like they did because of an enormous third down conversion of yards to Jalen Richard right down to the LA 25. They then obtained a defensive Cross Interference penalty in the long run zone shortly on their subsequent third down play. Inexplicably they handed on 1st and purpose from the one although and Carr threw it on to the Chargers LB Melvin Ingram for a intestine wrenching interception in the long run zone. It was yet one more weird, attempting to do manner an excessive amount of interception from Derek Carr.
The Chargers began at their very own Three after the interception however obtained out of the dangerous discipline place in only one play by going deep on 1st down for a 54 yard completion to Tyrell Williams. They then obtained one other huge completion a few performs in a while a 2nd and 18 play to Mike Williams for 26 yards and a 12 yard completion to Keenan Allen on a third and 11. Including insult to harm, they obtained the landing on the following play to TE Virgil Inexperienced regardless of Arden Key taking part in the display properly and simply lacking tipping the ball away. Los Angeles missed the additional level although so the rating was 26-Three after the TD cross.
Oakland confirmed they weren’t giving up down 23 with simply over 9 minutes left within the 4th by finishing a 47 yard cross to Martavis Bryant and changing on a 4th and four with a cross to Seth Roberts. They then obtained their landing a couple of performs in a while a one yard cross to Jordy Nelson, a play that by no means ought to have counted as a result of about half of the Raiders staff wasn’t set earlier than the snap. No flag was thrown so the landing made the rating 26-10, however the drive took four:31 to attain on as a result of the Raiders confirmed completely no urgency on the drive regardless of having been down Three scores.
Los Angeles then recovered the onside kick try with 5:10 left within the 4th quarter. They transformed an enormous third and 6 to maintain the clock rolling with the 16 level lead. They then had one other third and 6 later within the drive and transformed that one too. That one allowed the Chargers to kneel out the remainder of the clock, Raiders lose 26-10.