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Rivers leads Chargers to 6th straight win, 20-6 over Raiders

Highlights: Chargers at Raiders

Highlights: Chargers at Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Philip Rivers took nearly 20 minutes to complete his first pass, the Los Angeles Chargers got gashed on a long fake punt and the offense put up a season low in yards.

Despite a few hiccups along the way, the Chargers still managed to pull off another win for their longest winning streak in nine years.

Rivers overcame the slow start to throw two touchdown passes, Melvin Gordon gained 165 yards and the Chargers won their sixth straight game, 20-6 over the struggling Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

''You got to win these games,'' Rivers said. ''Just find a way to win them. It doesn't matter. I don't care how pretty they are, I don't care what the ratings are, all those things, third-down percentage. Yes, we acknowledge those and know we have to improve in those areas, but it's just find a way to win.''

Rivers found his stride in time to throw an 11-yard TD pass to Keenan Allen in the second quarter to give the Chargers (7-2) the lead for good and a 66-yarder to Gordon on the opening drive of the second half.

Los Angeles coasted from there against the Raiders (1-8), who have lost five straight games by at least 14 points under coach Jon Gruden and have been outscored 75-9 in the past nine quarters in what has quickly become a lost season.

''This will be a year that a lot of us will never forget,'' Gruden said. ''It's painful. It's really hard. It's painful. It's going to be hard to sleep again, hard to get up in the morning.''

Oakland started quickly by controlling the ball for 23 of 29 plays in the first quarter and outgaining the Chargers by 129 yards. But Los Angeles allowed little after Melvin Ingram forced a fumble on a sack of Derek Carr early in the second quarter with the Raiders looking to add to a 3-0 lead.

Rivers responded to lead the Chargers to a field goal and then engineered a 91-yard drive at the end of the half that was capped by the throw to Allen in the front corner of the end zone.

Gordon, who had 93 yards rushing and 72 yards receiving, then put the game away when he caught a short pass from Rivers, broke a tackle by Gareon Conley, juked Reggie Nelson and raced in for the long score.

''I feel like every time a player gets the ball in their hands they want to take it to the house,'' Gordon said. ''It doesn't always work out how you think it will. Sometimes some things happen with some help and you get sprung out down there.''

LOPSIDED START

The Raiders missed opportunities to take a bigger lead while outgaining the Chargers 135-6 in the first quarter. Dwayne Harris was stopped by Derwin James on a shovel pass on fourth-and-goal from the 1 to deny the best chance for Oakland. Los Angeles then scored 10 points in the second quarter with a strip sack by Ingram denying Oakland a shot at a field goal and setting up one for the Chargers. Rivers hit Allen for the TD with 24 seconds left in the half.

FAKING IT

Raiders rookie punter Johnny Townsend pulled off a fake punt on the opening drive for a 42-yard run. That was longer than his average punt of 41.9 yards coming into the game. Townsend then added his longest kick of the season with a 57-yarder in the second quarter. Townsend is the third player since the 1970 merger with a run of at least 40 yards and a punt of at least 50 in the same game, joining Cleveland's Reggie Hodges, who did it for Cleveland in 2010, and Jeff Hayes for Washington in 1983.

''I completely blacked out on the play,'' Townsend said. ''I can't even tell you what happened during it. We prepared all week and did a great job of seeing the look and reacting to it.''

SMOKY GAME

The air quality for the game was at an unhealthy level because of wildfires in Butte County, about 150 miles to the north. The Air Quality Index was at 159 at kickoff, which is in the unhealthy zone, and smoke could be smelled throughout the stadium. The NFL had monitored the situation but the AQI never got near 200, the level where the game would have needed to be moved.

INJURIES

Chargers LB Denzel Perryman left the game with a knee injury on the opening drive. ... Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (knee) left the game in the third quarter with an injury Gruden fears is serious.

UP NEXT

Colts: Host the Broncos on Sunday.

Raiders: Visit the Cardinals on Sunday.

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Key Players
M. Gordon 28 RB
93 RuYds, 72 ReYds, ReTD, 5 RECs
22
FPTS
D. Martin 28 RB
61 RuYds, 31 ReYds, 3 RECs
9
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:16
M.Badgley 41 yard field goal is GOOD Center-M.Windt Holder-D.Jones.
12
plays
57
yds
7:37
pos
20
6
Field Goal 14:53
D.Carlson 30 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Sieg Holder-J.Townsend.
9
plays
69
yds
3:04
pos
17
6
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 12:32
M.Badgley extra point is GOOD Center-M.Windt Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
17
3
Touchdown 12:32
P.Rivers pass short left to M.Gordon for 66 yards TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
77
yds
2:28
pos
16
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:24
M.Badgley extra point is GOOD Center-M.Windt Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
10
3
Touchdown 0:24
P.Rivers pass short right to K.Allen for 11 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
91
yds
3:09
pos
9
3
Field Goal 5:50
M.Badgley 27 yard field goal is GOOD Center-M.Windt Holder-D.Jones.
11
plays
31
yds
5:23
pos
3
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:56
D.Carlson 46 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Sieg Holder-J.Townsend.
8
plays
32
yds
3:34
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:50 31:10
1st Downs 16 16
Rushing 7 3
Passing 8 12
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 2-10 5-15
4th Down Conv 1-1 1-3
Total Net Yards 335 317
Total Plays 53 63
Avg Gain 6.3 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 113 114
Rush Attempts 26 22
Avg Rush Yards 4.3 5.2
Net Yards Passing 222 203
Comp. - Att. 18-26 24-37
Yards Per Pass 8.5 5.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-1 4-40
Penalties - Yards 6-70 6-55
Touchdowns 2 0
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 2 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 4-40.8 3-49.0
Return Yards 56 104
Punts - Returns 2-15 3-8
Kickoffs - Returns 2-41 5-96
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 4/4 2/2
Extra Points 2/2 0/0
Field Goals 2/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 0-3 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-1 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Chargers 7-2 0107320
Raiders 1-8 30036
222 PASS YDS 203
113 RUSH YDS 114
335 TOTAL YDS 317
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
P. Rivers 17 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.2% 223 2 1 105.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.3% 2459 21 4 115.4
P. Rivers 18/26 223 2 1 18
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Gordon 28 RB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 93 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
125 672 7
M. Gordon 18 93 0 15 22
A. Ekeler 30 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 345 0
A. Ekeler 3 19 0 9 1
D. Watt 34 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 3 0
D. Watt 2 2 0 2 0
P. Rivers 17 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 0 0
P. Rivers 1 1 0 1 18
M. Williams 81 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 16 0
M. Williams 1 0 0 0 0
T. Benjamin 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 15 0
T. Benjamin 1 -2 0 -2 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Gordon 28 RB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 72 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 361 4
M. Gordon 6 5 72 1 66 22
K. Allen 13 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 6 57 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 53 687 2
K. Allen 9 6 57 1 18 11
Ty. Williams 16 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 46 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 497 5
Ty. Williams 6 4 46 0 31 4
V. Green 88 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 162 1
V. Green 3 2 30 0 23 3
A. Gates 85 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 141 1
A. Gates 2 1 18 0 18 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Brown 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-14 0 1.0
J. Brown 6-5 0.0 0 0
D. James 33 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-22 1 3.0
D. James 5-4 0.0 0 0
A. Ekeler 30 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
A. Ekeler 5-0 0.0 0 0
A. Phillips 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-13 1 0.0
A. Phillips 5-4 0.0 0 0
J. Addae 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-18 0 1.0
J. Addae 4-2 0.0 0 0
M. Ingram 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-9 1 5.0
M. Ingram 3-1 1.0 0 1
H. Pullard 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
H. Pullard 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Davis 43 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-4 0 0.0
M. Davis 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. King 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-7 3 0.0
D. King 3-0 0.0 0 0
K. Emanuel 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-2 0 0.0
K. Emanuel 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Hayward 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-1 0 0.0
C. Hayward 2-0 0.0 0 0
U. Nwosu 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-6 0 1.5
U. Nwosu 1-1 0.5 0 0
I. Rochell 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-5 1 4.5
I. Rochell 1-1 1.5 0 0
K. Allen 13 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Allen 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Mebane 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-12 0 1.0
B. Mebane 1-2 0.0 0 0
R. Jenkins 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 0.0
R. Jenkins 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Dzubnar 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
N. Dzubnar 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Richards 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Richards 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Philon 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-6 0 2.5
D. Philon 0-1 0.5 0 0
J. Jones 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-8 0 0.5
J. Jones 0-2 0.5 0 0
C. Liuget 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 1.0
C. Liuget 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Square 71 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-10 0 3.0
D. Square 0-3 0.0 0 0
J. Jackson 32 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
J. Jackson 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Badgley 4 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
5/5 9/9
M. Badgley 2/2 41 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Jones 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 42.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
21 42.0 9
D. Jones 4 42.8 1 47
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. King 20 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 20.5 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 20.7 35 0
D. King 2 20.5 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Benjamin 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 7.5 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 4.7 8 0
T. Benjamin 2 7.5 8 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Carr 4 QB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.9% 243 0 0 83.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.5% 2441 10 8 93.5
D. Carr 24/37 243 0 0 7
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Martin 28 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 61 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
66 281 0
D. Martin 15 61 0 16 9
J. Townsend 5 P
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 42 0
J. Townsend 1 42 0 42 4
J. Richard 30 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 57 0
J. Richard 3 7 0 6 5
D. Carr 4 QB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 43 1
D. Carr 2 2 0 3 7
M. Bryant 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 23 0
M. Bryant 1 2 0 2 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Cook 87 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 4 52 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 42 546 3
J. Cook 9 4 52 0 31 5
J. Richard 30 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 52 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 48 400 0
J. Richard 6 5 52 0 20 5
B. LaFell 19 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 47 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 106 1
B. LaFell 6 4 47 0 15 4
S. Roberts 10 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 227 2
S. Roberts 3 3 39 0 15 3
D. Martin 28 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 73 0
D. Martin 3 3 31 0 23 9
M. Bryant 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 266 0
M. Bryant 3 3 17 0 8 1
D. Carrier 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 38 0
D. Carrier 3 1 5 0 5 0
J. Nelson 82 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 353 3
J. Nelson 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Harris 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 31 0
D. Harris 1 1 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Joseph 42 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 0.0
K. Joseph 5-1 0.0 0 0
T. Whitehead 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
46-18 0 0.0
T. Whitehead 4-3 0.0 0 0
M. Hurst 73 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-2 0 3.0
M. Hurst 4-0 1.0 0 0
A. Key 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-6 0 1.0
A. Key 3-1 0.0 0 0
G. Conley 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-6 1 0.0
G. Conley 3-3 0.0 0 0
D. Carrier 85 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
D. Carrier 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. McDonald 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-3 0 1.0
C. McDonald 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Calhoun 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
S. Calhoun 2-2 0.0 0 0
J. Hankins 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-8 0 0.0
J. Hankins 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Melvin 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-1 1 0.0
R. Melvin 2-0 0.0 0 0
N. Morrow 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
N. Morrow 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Worley 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-2 1 0.0
D. Worley 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Gilchrist 31 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-12 1 0.0
M. Gilchrist 1-2 0.0 1 0
M. Lee 55 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-20 0 0.0
M. Lee 1-2 0.0 0 0
J. Cabinda 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
J. Cabinda 1-2 0.0 0 0
J. Richard 30 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Richard 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Nelson 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
N. Nelson 1-1 0.0 0 0
E. Harris 25 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-3 0 0.0
E. Harris 1-0 0.0 0 0
F. Rucker 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 0.0
F. Rucker 0-1 0.0 0 0
K. Wilber 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
K. Wilber 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Smith 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
J. Smith 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Carlson 8 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
4/8 10/10
D. Carlson 2/2 46 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Townsend 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 54.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
35 42.9 7
J. Townsend 3 54.0 1 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Harris 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 19.2 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 21.5 28 0
D. Harris 5 19.2 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Harris 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 2.7 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 10.7 49 0
D. Harris 3 2.7 6 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:03 LAC 1 1:38 3 5 Punt
2:51 LAC 25 1:08 3 1 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:10 OAK 40 5:23 11 31 FG
3:33 LAC 9 3:09 8 91 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LAC 23 2:28 4 77 TD
8:58 LAC 25 1:33 3 6 INT
5:44 LAC 11 2:51 5 32 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 LAC 21 7:37 12 57 FG
4:10 LAC 19 3:03 6 25 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OAK 19 6:57 13 80 Downs
6:25 OAK 41 3:34 8 32 FG
1:43 OAK 26 5:33 9 38 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:47 OAK 28 2:14 3 6 Punt
0:24 OAK 21 0:24 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:32 OAK 20 3:34 5 4 Punt
7:25 OAK 27 1:41 3 5 Punt
2:53 OAK 19 3:04 9 69 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:12 OAK 21 3:02 9 60 Downs
1:07 OAK 22 1:07 5 29 Game