GALLERY: Raiders pick Chargers apart in Week 7, improve to 3-3
Looking for a strong return
Raider Nation traveled to Southern California to see Oakland take on the AFC West rival San Diego Chargers. Fresh off their bye week, the Raiders were seeking a big road win over a competitive and familiar opponent. How did they fare in Week 7?
What a start
Philip Rivers' first attempt of the game was intercepted by Raiders linebacker Malcolm Smith. The play was assisted by Oakland cornerback T.J. Carrie, who made exceptionally-timed contact with the receiver as the ball arrived, knocking it into the air and into the arms of his teammate.
On the board
The Raiders intercepted a Philip Rivers pass on the first drive and took over with favorable field position. Not long after, running back Latavius Murray drove one in the end zone to put Oakland up 7-0.
Another quick score
Raiders rookie tight end Clive Walford caught a perfectly place ball from Derek Carr for a touchdown on a wheel route down the right sideline. Oakland took a 17-3 lead over San Diego.
Amari Cooper continued to be a consistent producer for the Raiders on Sunday, hauling in four catches for 100-plus yards and a touchdown in the first half. His TD toward the end of the second quarter put Oakland up 30-3 over the home team Chargers.
Rout is on
The Raiders scored on every single position, this time it ended in a Michael Crabtree touchdown on a screen pass from Derek Carr. Oakland took a commanding 37-6 lead over San Diego.
Raiders placekicker Sebastian Janikowski contributed three field goals on Sunday vs. the Chargers.
Philip Rivers and the Chargers were all in trying to score points as time wound down in the game. The San Diego passer engineered a couple late drives that resulted in touchdowns, along with two point conversions, but it wasn't enough.
Boosting the record
The Raiders pulled out a 37-29 win over the Chargers on the road. They face the New York Jets at the O.co Coliseum next.