Chargers lose to Raiders in overtime, 23-20

The Chargers still have not won a game in the division this season.

The Chargers lost to the Raiders in Oakland on Christmas Eve, 23-20, after the game went to overtime. San Diego still has not won a game against a division opponent this season; they are 0-5 in the AFC West, with one more chance next Sunday against the Broncos in Denver.

San Diego is now 4-11.

Here are some of the noteworthy moments:

**Defensive end Kendall Reyes nabbed his first career interception on Oakland's opening possession. San Diego's offense capitalized on the field position and turned it into seven points on the ensuing drive, with RB Donald Brown running it in for a one-yard touchdown.

It was Brown’s first touchdown as a Charger and only the fourth rushing touchdown for the team this season. (RB Danny Woodhead notched two rushing touchdowns in Week One vs. the Lions, and also had one last week against the Dolphins.)

On Oakland’s second offensive possession, quarterback Derek Carr completed five passes to five different receivers and capped off the drive with a 22-yard touchdown run by Latavius Murray, who shook off several tackles to get the Raiders on the board.


Kicker Josh Lambo hit a 53-yard field goal in the fourth quarter but the points were taken away because of an Oakland holding penalty, gifting the Chargers a new set of downs. On the very next play, Rivers hit TE Ladarius Green for a 30-yard touchdown catch. The ruling was overturned, however, and ruled incomplete after officials said Green took his hand off the ball. A few penalties later, Lambo was back on the field for a 48-yard field goal attempt, but it was wide left.

After putting up 10 points and then watching them disappear, the drive finished with no points for the Chargers.

Later in the fourth, the ball was knocked out of TE David Johnson’s hand and recovered in the air by Raiders defensive end Benson Mayowa, who ran it to the three-yard line. Carr hit Michael Crabtree for a touchdown and the Raiders successfully attempted a two-point conversion, bringing the score to 20-17, Oakland.

The Chargers tied the game with a 45-yard field goal by Lambo, sending it to overtime. The Raiders won the toss and elected to receive the ball first, and then capped off a 15-play, 67-yard drive with a field goal. The Chargers went four-and-out on their possession. Game over.


The Chargers were hit hard in the secondary: Jason Verrett, Patrick Robinson, Eric Weddle and Darrell Stuckey all left the game with injuries. At one point, the Chargers were down to four healthy defensive backs — two corners, two safeties — and wide receiver Dontrelle Inman was put in the game to play safety.

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