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Raiders 34, Chargers 31
Oct. 9, 2016
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
STAR OF THE GAME
The Raiders' Derek Carr throws for two touchdowns and 317 yards as Oakland (4-1) wins its third straight game and hands San Diego (1-4) its 10th consecutive division loss.
The Raiders take a 27-24 lead on Carr's 21-yard scoring pass to Michael Crabtree and a 2-point conversion pass to Amari Cooper with 1:09 left in the third quarter. Earlier, Carr and Cooper team up on a 64-yard TD reception. Carr finishes 25 of 40 passing with two interceptions and a 93.4 rating.
San Diego squanders a chance to tie the game at 34-all when holder Drew Kaser botches the snap by center Mike Windt on what would have been a 36-yard field goal attempt by Josh Lambo with 2:07 left.
With a 4-1 record, the Raiders equal their best start since 2002, when the team won the AFC championship.
The Chargers' Philip Rivers throws for four TDs on 21 0f 30 passing for 359 yards with an interception and a 122.1 rating.
The Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski makes four of five field goal attempts, hitting from 20, 26, 56 and 48 yards and wide right from 50.
Raiders defensive tackle Stacey McGee has 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
THEY SAID IT
"Sometimes you just have to find ways to win and get it done at the end. It would be nice if we didn't have to do all the stress and drama at the end. That would be nice."
Raiders QB Derek Carr
BY THE NUMBERS
2: Forced turnovers by Raiders' rookie safety Karl Joseph, who has an intreception and fumble recovery against the Chargers leading to 10 points.
3: Consecutive Oakland victories, equaling its longest winning streak since 2011.
3: Raiders' sacks allowed, including two by Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa in his NFL debut.
138: Receiving yards by Oakland's Amari Cooper on six catches, including a 64-yard TD catch.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sebastian Janikowski's four field goals against San Diego are his most in a game since he had four against the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 21, 2014. The 17-year veteran has made at least four field goals 20 times during his NFL career.
With their second straight home victory over the Chargers and third straight overall, the Raiders are 10-12 against San Diego in regular-season games in Oakland since 1995.