The Los Angeles Chargers beat the Oakland Raiders 26-10 on Sunday from ROKiT Field at StubHub Center for their first division win of 2018.
Running backs Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler combined for 179 total yards and two touchdowns. It was the tenth straight game that Gordon has had either 100 yards from scrimmage or a touchdown – or both.
Defensive end Melvin Ingram spearheaded a complete defensive performance with seven tackles (two for loss), a sack and an interception of quarterback Derek Carr with the Raiders threatening to score late in the third quarter.
Quarterback Philip Rivers finished 22-of-27 for 339 yards and two touchdowns. Keenan Allen led the team in receiving with 90 yards on eight catches. The win moved Los Angeles (3-2) to over .500 for the first time this season.
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Los Angeles opened the game with a seven-play, 37-yard drive highlighted by a 16-yard Gordon rush. Kicker Caleb Sturgis was good from 49 yards out to give the Chargers an early 3-0 lead.
The Raiders tied the game at 3-3 in the second quarter with a 24-yard field goal by Matt McCrane, but that was as close as the visitors would get.
With 4:14 remaining in the second quarter, Ekeler took a short pass from Philip Rivers and raced 44 yards for Los Angeles' first touchdown on the day. Sturgis' extra point made it 10-3.
On the first play of Oakland's next possession, Chargers linebacker Jatavis Brown forced wide receiver Martavis Bryant to fumble after a 21-yard gain. Safety Jahleel Addae recovered the ball, putting Los Angeles back in business at the Raiders' 48-yard line.
Six plays later -- on a drive that included a 34-yard reception by Gordon -- No. 28 punched in a one-yard touchdown run. Los Angeles led 17-3 at halftime.
In the second half, the Chargers added a field goal and a 13-yard touchdown from Rivers to tight end Virgil Green to put the game out of reach.
The Chargers travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns in Week 6. Kickoff is on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. Pacific from FirstEnergy Stadium (CBS).