The Los Angeles Chargers improved to 7-2 Sunday after beating the Raiders 20-6 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
It was Los Angeles' sixth-straight win and capped off a 4-0 record since Week 5, which was the team's last game from ROKiT Field at StubHub Center. Running back Melvin Gordon had 165 total yards, including a 66-yard touchdown reception on the opening possession of the second half. Gordon has at least 120 total yards and a touchdown in his last five games -- all Chargers wins.
Philip Rivers finished 18-of-26 for 223 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. The defense held Oakland out of the end zone and sacked quarterback Derek Carr four times.
The Raiders executed a successful fake punt on the game's opening possession when punter Johnny Townsend raced 42 yards to Los Angeles' 21-yard line. Faced with a fourth-and-goal at the one-yard line, safety Derwin James stopped wide receiver Dwayne Harris on a jet sweep and the Chargers' took over on downs.
Los Angeles went three-and out on its only two possessions of the first quarter. A 46-yard field goal by Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson put Oakland up 3-0 after one.
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With the Raiders threatening to increase their lead at the Chargers' 21-yard line, defensive end Melvin Ingram sacked Derek Carr, who fumbled. The ball was scooped up by defensive tackle Corey Liuget and he returned it 24 yards to Oakland's 40-yard line. The turnover resulted in a 27-yard Michael Badgley field goal, which tied the game 3-3.
After forcing a three-and-out on Oakland's next possession, the Chargers continued their domination in the second quarter. A nine-play, 81-yard drive ending in an 11-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver Keenan Allen put Los Angeles up 10-3 at halftime. The Chargers have outscored their opponents 89-34 in the second quarter this season.
Gordon's touchdown was the only score in the third quarter. Los Angeles went up 20-6 in the fourth quarter on a 41-yard field goal by Badgley, who set a team record for most points (24) without a missed kick through three games.
Defensive end Isaac Rochell notched 1.5 sacks. He now has 4.5 sacks in his last five games. Allen caught six balls for 57 yards and scored his first touchdown since Week 1.
The Chargers return to ROKiT Field at StubHub Center to take on the Denver Broncos in Week 11. Kickoff is at 1:05 p.m. Pacific on CBS.