Running back Melvin Gordon rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown, achieving several milestones in the process. The performance moved him to No. 5 in franchise history in both yards rushing and rushing touchdowns past running backs Natrone Means and Marion Butts, respectively. Gordon, who now has 3,928 yards rushing and 32 rushing touchdowns in his career, has found the end zone in four-consecutive games.
The Chargers defense held the Raiders to 100 total yards in the first half. After the unit limited the Packers to 50 first-half yards last Sunday, this marks the first time since December 2010 the Bolts D has allowed its opponents 100 yards or fewer in the first half in consecutive games.
Defensive end Melvin Ingram’s two sacks Thursday skyrocketed him to No. 5 in team history past DE Raylee Johnson and place him just one-half sack behind Junior Seau on the list. Ingram’s 6.5 career sacks of Raiders QB Derek Carr mark his most against any quarterback.
Wide receiver Mike Williams’ 45-yard reception gives him four 40-plus-yard catches over his previous three games. His five 40-plus yard receptions this season tie him for second in the NFL with wideouts Amari Cooper and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
For the second-straight game, the Bolts displayed a healthy balance on offense, trotting out 31 passing and 30 running plays against the Raiders. On first down, Steichen called 11 passing plays, compared to 10 running plays.
Philip Rivers bid farewell to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum with two touchdown passes, upping his career total in Oakland to 26. The veteran quarterback threw at least one touchdown pass in all 14 of his career games in Oakland.
Austin Ekeler reeled in his sixth touchdown catch of the season, tying him for second-most in a single season by a Bolts running back. Ekeler also moved into sole possession of fourth among Chargers running backs all-time with 12 career receiving touchdowns and to No. 9 among the group in receiving yards.