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Chargers vs. Raiders final score: Josh Jacobs’ late touchdown leads Oakland to victory

It took rookie running back Josh Jacobs almost the entire game to leave his mark on the Raiders’ 26-24 victory over the Chargers on “Thursday Night Football.” That moment, however, couldn’t have been bigger.

With his team trailing by four points with just over a minute to play, Jacobs took a third-and-short handoff up the middle, navigated his way past several LA defenders and raced into the end zone for a go-ahead touchdown. The 18-yard scamper was Jacobs’ longest run of the night after he gained just 53 yards on his first 15 carries. 

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Oakland missed the extra-point attempt, however, which meant that the Chargers needed just a field goal to win after getting the ball back. Philip Rivers, who was frustrated all night by Oakland’s defense, left a pass hanging that was intercepted by Karl Joseph.

Rivers entered Thursday having had a lot of success against the Raiders (a career-best 18 wins), but on this night his performance was uninspiring: 17-for-31 passing, 207 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.

In what could be the Raiders’ final prime-time game in Oakland, the home team (5-4) kept itself in the AFC playoff hunt with the win.

Sporting News tracked live updates, highlights and score changes from Chargers vs. Raiders.

Chargers vs. Raiders score

 
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4Q
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Chargers
0
14
3
7
24
Raiders
10
7
3
6
26

Chargers vs. Raiders live updates, highlights

(All times Eastern)

Final: Raiders 26, Chargers 24

11:32 p.m.: Rivers goes deep right on third down and his pass is intercepted by Karl Joseph. Raiders will run out the clock with 37 seconds remaining. Raiders 26, Chargers 24.

11:27 p.m.: Oakland bats Rivers’ pass down on fourth down but a defensive holding gives Los Angeles a fresh set of downs. 

11:21 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, RAIDERS. Josh Jacobs plunges up the gut and goes in for an 18-yard score on third down to take the lead with 1:02 remaining. Raiders 26, Chargers 24.

11:15 p.m.: The Raiders are at the Chargers 40 as the clock strikes the two-minute warning. Oakland needs to get in the end zone. 

11:08 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHARGERS. Rivers hits Ekeler across the middle and he gets into the end zone for the touchdown to take the lead with 4:02 left. Chargers 24, Raiders 20.

10:52 p.m.: Carr is brought down on third down and Oakland has to punt after reaching Chargers territory. 

End third quarter: Raiders 20, Chargers 17

10:43 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, CHARGERS. The Chargers use two big plays to move into the red zone but they have to settle for a 27-yard field goal. Raiders 20, Chargers 17. 

10:39 p.m.: The Raiders move the ball 21 yards before being forced to punt. 

10:32 p.m.: Los Angeles’ second drive of the half is a three-and-out. 

10:26 p.m.: Carlson’s 53-yard attempt is no good and the Raiders are unable to push their lead to two possessions. 

10:20 p.m.: The Raiders back up the Chargers and force three-and-out. Oakland should have good field position.

10:14 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RAIDERS. Carr’s third-down attempt to the end zone is off the mark and Carlson hits a 22-yarder to put the Raiders up six. Raiders 20, Chargers 14.

10:08 p.m.: Raiders receive the second-half kickoff and will get things started on their own 27. 

Halftime: Raiders 17, Chargers 14

First downs: Chargers 16, Raiders 6
Total yards: Chargers 185, Raiders 100
Passing yards: Chargers 80, Raiders 78
Rushing yards: Chargers 105, Raiders 22
Penalties: Chargers 4-35, Raiders 8-77
Turnovers: Raiders 0, Chargers 2
Time of possession: Chargers 19:01, Raiders 10:59

9:46 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, RAIDERS. Carr dumps it off to Alec Ingold in the flat and he lunges his way into the end zone. Raiders 17, Chargers 14. 

9:41 p.m.: Oakland goes for it on fourth down to move the chains. First down on the first play after the two-minute warning. Ball on the Chargers 37.

9:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHARGERS. On the very next play, Melvin Gordon fights his way in for the score for the Chargers’ first lead of the game. Chargers 14, Raiders 10.

9:29 p.m.: Erik Harris comes up with his third interception but an offsides penalty negates the turnover. Chargers’ drive will continue with first-and-goal. 

9:24 p.m.: The Raiders go three-and-out on their next drive and punt it back to the Chargers.

9:15 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHARGERS. A 16-play drive results in Rivers finding an open Henry in the end zone for the score. Raiders 10, Chargers 7.

9:05 p.m.: A fullback handoff on fourth-and-1 is good enough for the first down near midfield and the Chargers will continue their drive.

End first quarter: Raiders 10, Chargers 0

8:56 p.m.: Oakland’s drive stalls after a holding penalty and the Raiders punt it back to Los Angeles. 

8:52 p.m.: The Raiders’ pressure gets to Rivers and takes him down on third down, forcing the Chargers punt. 

8:47 p.m.: A key member of the Chargers offensive line is questionable to return. 

8:44 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, RAIDERS. Rivers is hit while throwing and his pass in Hunter Henry’s direction (who had fallen down) was picked off and return 57 yards by Erik Harris. Raiders 10, Chargers 0.

8:38 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, RAIDERS. Daniel Carlson is good from 40 yards out to put the first points on the board. Raiders 3, Chargers 0.

8:33 p.m.: This time, the interception stands. Rivers ties to get it to Keenan Allen but the pass was wildly off the mark and picked off by the Raiders and returned to the Chargers 31.

8:26 p.m.: Philip RIvers’ pass on third-and-long is tipped and intercepted by Karl Joseph. A pass interference by the defense negates the turnover and gives the Chargers a first down, though.

8:23 p.m.: Chargers win the toss and elect to receive. They will start from the 19. 

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