The Oakland Raiders needed a win against the Los Angeles Chargers to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, and they got one in their 24-17 victory.
The Oakland Raiders went into Los Angeles to play what would be their final game played in California as Oakland Raiders this Sunday, and in true Raider Nation fashion, it turned into a final Raiders home game. Raiders fans outnumbered Charger fans nine to one, and at points it became so loud during the game that Phillip Rivers had to call a time out because he couldn’t hear the play being called.
The Raiders beat the Chargers convincingly 24-17 keeping their playoff hopes alive with a little help from around the league and many players stepped up and performed at their peak, while others were less than perfect. For the Raiders, this has been an up and down season, but they can end it on a high note when they travel to Denver to take on the Broncos in Week 17.
Without the likes of Josh Jacobs, Trent Brown, and Richie Incognito, quarterback Derek Carr starred in this game, throwing for nearly 300 yards, and passing and rushing for a touchdown. The defense showed out against the run, and got stops when they needed, as the Silver and Black cruised to their seventh victory of the season.
As we look to turn the page to Week 17, let us take a look at three studs, and three duds from the Raiders win on Sunday.