Grades for the Raiders' 30-27 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 15.
Not only did backup quarterback Marcus Mariota come off the bench in place of the injured Derek Carr (groin) and complete 17-of-28 for 226 yards with a touchdown and an interception, but he also ran nine times for 88 yards and a score. Darren Waller had nine catches for 150 yards and a touchdown, and Josh Jacobs rushed 26 times for 76 yards and a score. More importantly, the Mariota-led attack did a nice job keeping the team’s defense off the field for much of the second half. The Chargers only ran 15 plays in the fourth quarter and overtime combined. Losing wide receiver Hunter Renfrow to a concussion hurt the Raiders in the latter stages of the game, limiting Mariota’s options. They were already without rookie Henry Ruggs.