San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The San Diego Chargers snapped their
three-game losing streak, but it wasn’t pretty on offense.
Fortunately for the Chargers, they faced an Oakland Raiders offense that was
even more inept.
Philip Rivers threw a touchdown pass, Nick Novak kicked two field goals and
the Chargers posted a 13-6 home win on Sunday.
A banged-up Rivers completed 22-of-34 passes for 193 yards, and Ryan Mathews
rushed for 70 yards in his first action for San Diego (6-4) since suffering a
right knee injury against Seattle on Sept. 14.
Oakland rookie Derek Carr was 16-of-34 for 172 yards. His final completion, a
28-yarder to James Jones, converted a 4th-and-9 from the Oakland 13. After
spiking the ball to stop the clock with 11 seconds remaining in the game, he
threw a Hail Mary pass that was five yards short of the end zone.
The Raiders (0-10) registered only nine first downs in their 16th consecutive