Raiders fail to capitalize on turnovers in loss to Chargers
Novak gives Chargers lead, Hardwick fumbles
The Chargers kicked a field goal on their first drive after stopping Oakland on their first. When they took over again, Center Nick Hardwick prematurely snapped the ball, and the Raiders recovered.
Rivera makes leaping grab
On the ensuing drive, Mychal Rivera made a fully extended leaping catch for 37 yards, setting Oakland up at the five yard line.
McFadden shows signs of life
Darren McFadden carried the ball from the five yard line and scored, giving the Raiders a 7-3 lead.
Jenkins halts drive
San Diego took over once again and began driving before Mike Jenkins lept for a Philip Rivers pass and intercepted it.
Weddle takes it right back
Four plays later Eric Weddle took the ball back, picking off Matt McGloin's tipped pass.
Matthews cashes in on mistake
The interception led to a seven yard Ryan Matthews touchdown run.
Allen muffs punt
The Raiders were stopped on the following drive, but Keenan Allen muffed a punt to keep the drive alive. It was capped by a a 20 yard field goal to tie the game at ten at the half.
Allen redeems himself
San Diego put the first points of the second half on the board when Keenan Allen redeemed his mistake, scoring a four yard touchdown.
Novak pushes lead, Jenkins coughs up return
Nick Novak kicked a field goal to push the lead to 20-10, the Greg Jenkins fumbled the kickoff, leading to another San Diego field goal.
Long day, long season
The teams traded field goals then limped to the 26-13 finish. The game ended on a Marcel Reece drop in the endzone indicative of the way Matt McGloin and the Raiders' day went.