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Recap: Chargers Fall to Raiders, 26-24, in Back-and-Forth Game

Melvin Gordon vs. Oakland

The Chargers lost to the Raiders, 26-24, in a back-and-forth game in the Bolts' final trip to Oakland. In the loss, Melvin Gordon rushed for 108 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown, with 71 of these yards coming in the first half.

Philip Rivers passed for two scores and 207 yards but threw three interceptions, while Melvin Ingram recorded two sacks, two QB hits and seven tackles.

The Chargers advanced to the Raiders' 33 yard-line on the opening drive of the game before Rivers got intercepted by safety Erik Harris, who ran the ball 59 yards to the L.A. 31.

On the ensuing series, defensive end Ingram sacked Derek Carr on third down, forcing the Raiders to settle for a 40-yard field goal attempt.

After kicker Daniel Carlson converted the kick, the Raiders opened the scoring with a 3-0 lead with 8:01 to play in the first quarter.

Five plays later, Harris intercepted Rivers for a second time, this time for a 56-yard pick-six. With the extra point, Oakland jumped out to a 10-0 advantage with 6:02 remaining in the quarter.

Following a Bolts punt, the Raiders went three-and-out themselves.

The Chargers began their drive with an 18-yard end-around by wide receiver Keenan Allen.

With fourth and one on the 50-yard line and head coach Anthony Lynn electing to go for it, fullback Derek Watt picked up the first down with a 1-yard run up the middle.

On the 16th play of the possession, Rivers threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Hunter Henry in the back of the end zone.

The 77-yard, 8:14 drive featured three third down conversions and a fourth down conversion. Kicker Michael Badgley's extra point, cut the Chargers deficit to 10-7 with 8:24 to go in the first half.

Down the other end of the field, linebacker Thomas Davis sealed a second-consecutive Raiders three-and-out by tackling running back Jalen Richard for no gain.

On the first play of the Chargers series, Rivers perfectly placed a pass to Gordon for a 25-yard game to the Raiders' 24. Four plays later, Gordon bullied his way into the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown run up the middle.

After Badgley converted the PAT, the Bolts held a 14-10 advantage with 4:14 remaining in the half. The four-play, 49-yard drive took Rivers and company just 2:06 to complete.

On the Raiders' drive, they too went for it on fourth and one and converted on a 3-yard run up the middle by rookie fullback Alec Ingold. Five plays later, Ingold struck again, catching a 9-yard touchdown pass from Carr for his first career NFL score. After the extra point, Oakland went back ahead, 17-14, with 20 seconds until halftime.

Oakland began the second half with a scoring drive that culminated in a 22-yarder by Carlson, extending the Raiders advantage to 20-14 with 11:33 left in the third.

After a Bolts three-and-out, defensive end Isaac Rochell stopped running back DeAndré Washington for no gain. This led to a 53-yard field goal attempt by Carlson that hooked wide left, preserving the Chargers' six-point deficit with 7:56 remaining in the third quarter.

On third down for the Chargers, offensive lineman Michael Schofield jumped on a Rivers fumble to prevent the Raiders from starting their drive at the Bolts' 29-yard line.

Ingram recorded his second sack of the contest on the Raiders' possession, with Oakland punting three plays later.

The first two plays of the next series went for a combined 69 yards, a 45-yard Mike Williams catch followed by a 24-yard rush by Gordon.

Badgley finished the drive with a 27-yard field goal to cut his team's deficit to three points, 20-17, with 25 seconds left in the quarter. The 74-yard drive took the Bolts 3:31 to complete.

On third and four, Carr was sacked for the third instance, this time by second-year linebacker Uchenna Nwosu, setting up a Raiders punt.

On the twelfth play of the drive, Rivers handed the Chargers the lead with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Austin Ekeler, the running back's sixth receiving score of the season and ninth TD overall.

Badgley's extra point gave the Bolts a 24-20 lead with 4:02 remaining in the game, with the 80-yard drive taking 8:05 off the clock.

The Raiders then stormed back with an 18-yard rushing touchdown by Jacobs. The score gave Oakland a 26-24 lead, but Carlson's extra point sailed wide right with 1:02 left in the contest.

On fourth and 10, a holding call on the Raiders gave the Chargers a first down on their own 30 with 43 seconds to play. With 27 seconds left, Rivers was intercepted by safety Karl Joseph.

After Jacobs rushed for a first down, time ran out, and the Raiders won.

The No. 4 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell had the best game of his young career, posting 2.5 sacks, two tackles for loss, three QB hits, eight tackles and a pass deflection. Jacobs finished with 71 yards rushing and a touchdown on 16 carries, while Carr passed for 218 yards and a score.

Bolts rookie linebacker Drue Tranquill made a career-high 14 tackles in defeat.

The Chargers fell to 4-6 and play next on Monday Night Football against the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City. Kickoff will take place on November 18 at 5:15 p.m. PT from Estadio Azteca.

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