Erik Harris: Intercepted a Philip Rivers pass on Chargers opening possession and returned it 59 yards to set up a 40-yard field goal by Daniel Carlson. Then intercepted another Rivers pass and ran it back 56 yards for a touchdown with 6:02 left in the first quarter for a 10-0 Raiders lead.
Harris became the first Raiders player to have two interception returns for touchdowns in a season since Thomas Howard in 2007. Harris had a 30-yard return for a score in the Raiders' Week 4 win over Indianapolis.
Maxx Crosby: Shared a sack with Clelin Ferrell against Rivers in the first quarter, then came in low and had his arms wrapped around Rivers' legs when he threw the pick to Harris that was returned for a 56-yard touchdown.
Alec Ingold: Had a pair of unnecessary roughness calls, but vindicated himself on final drive On a fourth-and-1 from the Chargers 40-yard line, Ingold gained three yards for a first down conversion. It was his fifth carry of the season -- and all have been for first downs in short-yardage. Ingold capped the 76-yard, 11-play drive by catching a Carr pass and scoring the first touchdown of his career.
Raiders offensive line: On a night where their projected starting five was intact, with Rodney Hudson (ankle) and Trent Brown (knee) starting, the Chargers stuffed the Raiders running game and made things difficult for Carr all night.
Raiders penalties: A whopping eight for 77 yards in the first half, and some costly ones, too. A Crosby offsides erased a third interception by Harris. Two unnecessary roughness calls on Ingold on special teams helped put the Chargers ahead 14-10. Rookie end Clelin Ferrill had two neutral zone infractions within four plays. The Raiders finished with 12 penalties for 97 yards.
Gruden's challenges: On a play where Crosby hit Rivers while throwing on the opening drive, officials ruled an incomplete pass. Gruden threw the challenge flag, believing Rivers' arm hadn't gone forward. The replay official upheld the original call. Gruden, who takes his cue from former NFL official Gerry Austin in the booth, is 0-for-7 on challenges.
Fourth-and-1: With the Raiders facing fourth-and-1 from the Chargers' 35 in the third quarter, Gruden opted to send Daniel Carlson to attempt a 53-yard field goal rather than go for the first down in a game they led 20-14. Carlson missed. The Raiders had opened the drive at the 43 after a poor Chargers punt.
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