Chargers dash Raiders playoff hopes with 30-27 OT win


Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert #10 rushes in overtime against the Las Vegas Raiders in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)

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KICKOFF: Los Angeles Chargers win the coin toss and have deferred to the second half. Raiders receive opening kickoff.

FIRST QUARTER: Chargers Justin Herbert with an 11 yard TD pass to TE Hunter Henry. CHARGERS 7, RAIDERS 0, midway through 1Q

Raiders Daniel Carlson with a 23 yard field goal, CHARGERS 7, RAIDERS 3, late 1Q

Raiders QB Derek Carr leaves game with groin injury, status QUESTIONABLE.

SECOND QUARTER: Marcus Mariota into the game as QB for Raiders.

Raiders Marcus Mariota with a 35 yard TD pass to TD Darren Waller. RAIDERS 10, CHARGERS 7, 9:19 left in 2Q

Chargers Michael Badgley with a 22 yard FG. RAIDERS 10, CHARGERS 10, 2 mins left in 2Q

Chargers Justin Herbert with 26 yard TD pass to Tyron Johnson. CHARGERS 17, RAIDERS 10, halftime.

THIRD QUARTER: Derek Carr out for the Raiders with a groin injury

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs with a 1 yard TD leap. RAIDERS 17, CHARGERS 17, midway through 3Q.

Chargers RB Kalin Ballage with a 1 yard TD run. CHARGERS 24, RAIDERS 17 with 2:08 left in 3Q

FOURTH QUARTER: Raiders Marcus Mariota with a 2 yard TD run. RAIDERS 24, CHARGERS 24, 6:16 left in 4Q

OVERTIME: Raiders win the toss and will get the ball first in overtime

Raiders Daniel Carlson with a 23 yard FG. RAIDERS 27, CHARGERS 24. 3 mins left, Chargers get their first OT possession.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert with a 1 yard TD run to win the game. CHARGERS 30, RAIDERS 27 OT, FINAL

The Raiders remain in Las Vegas on a short turnaround to face the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football in Week The primetime matchup between the two clubs will conclude their regular season series, with the Raiders currently holding a three-game winning streak over the Chargers, while leading the all-time series 65-54-2. In their last contest, the Raiders defeated the Chargers at SoFi stadium by a score of 31-26 after making two consecutive defensive stops inside the 10-yard line as time expired.

The AFC West clash commences this Thursday evening at 5:20 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on FOX, with a simulcast on NFL Network and streamed live on Amazon, with Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink on the call.

In Week 14, the Raiders returned home and were defeated by the Colts by a score of 44-27 to fall to 7-6 on the season. In the contest, QB Derek Carr completed 31-of-45 pass attempts for his 23rd career 300-yard game (316), while tossing two touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 85.0.
Carr’s 31 completions brought his season total to 300 on the year. Carr became just the second quarterback in NFL history to complete 300 passes in each of his first seven seasons, joining
Peyton Manning. TE Darren Waller continued to produce, hauling in seven passes for 75 yards, as he became just the second tight end in franchise history to notch at least 80 receptions in multiple
seasons, joining Todd Christensen. WR Nelson Agholor found the end zone for the seventh time this season, just one shy of his career high set in 2017. Agholor also recorded three receptions of at least 20 yards in the contest, tied for the most such reception in the NFL in Week 14, including one that went for a score. Agholor’s five touchdown receptions of at least 20 yards this season are tied for second-most in the NFL. On defense, LB Nicholas Morrow posted eight tackles (five) and tied a career high with two passes defensed, improving upon his career high this season for a total of
nine. Morrow leads all NFL linebackers in total passes defensed this season.

The Chargers enter Week 15 with a record of 4-9 after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 20-17 this past Sunday. This marks the first of three consecutive AFC West matchups for the Chargers, as they’ll
finish the season against the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs in following weeks. The Raiders remain at home to take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 16, a matchup that is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 26, before facing the Broncos in Denver to conclude the regular season.

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