In possibly the final game for the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum, the Chargers suffered another gut-wrenching loss, this one a 23-20 setback in overtime on Thursday night.
The Oakland Raiders needed to work overtime Thursday night, but they got a win for safety Charles Woodson in his final career home game and a victory in what could well have been the team’s final game ever in Oakland.
Schaaf and other Oakland officials traveled to NY on November 11 to present a preliminary plan to the NFL for building a new football stadium at the Oakland Coliseum complex, where the Raiders and the A’s baseball team share the O.co Coliseum.
Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson, the 39-year-old standout who announced his retirement earlier this week, played his last game in Oakland, whose fans saw the Raiders move to Los Angeles from 1982 to 1994 before returning. The Raiders have not done well as a home favorite, but I think they cover in this one.
Derek Carr’s passes weren’t crisp, wide receiver Amari Cooper was hampered by a foot injury and Oakland was outgained by the Chargers 343 total yards to 286. One finally came up in overtime, which could’ve let Woodson win it in storybook fashion.
“I guess it had to end like that”, Woodson said. “The crowd was just awesome”.
Tonight’s Oakland Raiders vs San Diego Chargers NFL Monday Night Football game has a start time schedule of 8:25pm eastern time and airs on TV channel NFL Network. Murray has had only four games with 20 or more carries this season, and he rushed for at least 100 yards only twice. By the way, that was Brown’s first touchdown run of the year and also his first touchdown run since December 29, 2013 when he was a member of the Indianapolis Colts. While complaining about the lack of a pass interference penalty, the Chargers were hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty call.
Philip Rivers greets former Oakland Raider Lamarr Houston before last year’s game at Qualcomm Stadium. “And it doesn’t make it any easier on us to lose another one like that”. “We want them to stay in Oakland”.
With the Chargers holding a 17-12 lead with about five minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Oakland’s Malcolm Smith stripped David Johnson after a short pass and Benson Mayowa scooped it up and returned it 41 yards to the Chargers’ 3-yard line.
And Woodson, more than anybody, understood that, too. “That’s all I was thinking about”.
“I’m really upset now, because my stats don’t look too good now”. He also threw to Roberts for the two-point conversion and suddenly the Raiders owned a 20-17 lead with 4:47 to play.
Lambo equalized on a 45-yard field goal with 55 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
Woodson took the handoff, but the Chargers played it well.
“We’ve got a gritty team, and that’s something we’ve been wanting to have”, Del Rio said. That’s how we come to our 17-10 half time score.
He made it 40 yards before being dragged down at the 3-yard line, setting up a go-ahead touchdown pass to Crabtree. However, after a video review, the pass was ruled incomplete because the ball hit the ground when Green landed in the end zone.
The Chargers lost their seventh straight division game.