It’s pretty fair to say that Philip Rivers had a game to forget on Thursday night. Just a few days removed from the Los Angeles Chargers’ domination of the Green Bay Packers, they came out and played a bit of a ‘dud’ as they fell 26-24 to the Oakland Raiders. As a result, the Raiders have moved up to a 5-4 and the Chargers are at 4-6, making a potential path to the playoffs that much tougher for them.
Rivers ended up completing just over half of his passes for 207 yards and three interceptions. He also had two touchdowns, but that wasn’t nearly enough to make up for his errors. Melvin Gordon did have a good game running the ball, picking up 108 yards and a TD on 22 carries. It was the other running back, Josh Jacobs, though that had the last laugh. His touchdown scamper from 18 yards out proved to be the winning TD of the game with just over a minute left on the clock. It marks the second time in five weeks that the Raiders had beaten the Chargers late in the game, and it gives them a bit of control and hope in the AFC Wild Card picture.