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Chargers 17, Raiders 16
Oct. 15, 2017
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
STAR OF THE GAME
Philip Rivers engineers two fourth-quarter scoring drives to rally visiting Los Angeles (2-4) to a victory over reeling Oakland (2-4). On the game's final possession, Rivers completes passes of 42 and 33 yards to tight end Hunter Henry to set up Nick Novack's game-winning, 32-yard field goal as time expires. Early in the fourth quarter, the Chargers erase a 10-7 deficit on a 6-yard TD pass from Rivers to Melvin Gordon. Rivers finishes 25 of 36 passing for 268 yards and a TD and a 100.2 rating.
The Raiders, who lose their fourth straight games, take a 16-14 lead on Cordarrelle Patterson's 47-yard TD run with 7:51 left. On the extra-point try, Jon Condo's center snap is high and Giorgio Travecchio's kick sails wide left.
Travecchio was 13-for-13 on PAT tries this season before his fourth-quarter miss against the Chargers
The Chargers' Melvin Gordon has 83 rushing yards on 25 carries and a TD and has nine catches for 67 yards and a score.
Playing for the first time since suffering a transverse process fracture in his back on Oct. 1 against Denver, Oakland Derek Carr is 21 of 30 passing for 171 yards and a TD with two interceptions.
The Raiders have 102 rushing yards on 22 carries, but 47 of those yards come on a Cordarrelle Patterson TD run midway through the fourth quarter. The Chargers enter the game ranked 32nd against the run, allowing 161.2 yards per game.
BY THE NUMBERS
5: Catches by the Raiders' Amari Cooper for 28 yards. In his previous three games, he contributed four catches for 23 yards.
9: Consecutive field goals made by Oakland's Giorgio Travecchio this season. With a 44-yard field goal on the final play of this first half agasinst Los Angeles, the rookie from Cal is 9-for-9 in field-goal attempts this season.
13.6: Raiders' average points per game during the past four contests, all losses.
150: Scrimmage yards for the Chargers' Melvin Gordon, who scores both of his team's TDs.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Chargers' Philip Rivers is 15-8 in career starts against the Raiders. His 15 wins and 38 TD passes are the most by a starting quarterback against the Raiders.
With the victory, the Chargers end a four-game losing streak against the Raiders. Since 1995, San Diego/Los Angeles is 13-10 against the Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Raiders lead the all-time series with the Chargers 60-54-2, including 1-0 postseason.