Day in Court
Oakland Raiders Rap
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Chargers 30, Raiders 10
Dec. 31, 2017
DEL RIO OUT
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio informs reporters following Oakland's
season finale against the Chargers that team owner Mark Davis informed Del Rio moments after the game that he had been fired. Del Rio, who had a 25-23 record in three seasons with the Raiders, signed a four-year extension in February.
RIVERS DISSECTS RAIDERS
Philip Rivers throws for 387 yards and a TD in leading the host Chargers (9-7) to a victory over the Raiders (6-10).
With a first-quarter pass completion to Keenan Allen for 11 yards, Rivers becomes the ninth player in NFL history to reach 50,000 for his career. His 16 wins and 41 TD passes are the most by a starting quarterback against the Raiders.
10,000 YARD MILESTONE
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch reaches the 10,000-yard plateau with an 11-yard run during the fourth quarter. Beast Mode finishes with 101 rushing yards on 19 carries against the Chargers.
After being in a three-way tie for first place in the AFC West entering Week 14, the Raiders lost their final four games by a combined 95-52 score.
THEY SAID IT
"He (Raiders owner Mark Davis) told me he loved me and appreciated all that I did, but felt like we weren't going in the right direction. He felt he needed a change, and I told him how much I appreciated the opportunity he gave me. I mean that. Very grateful. My childhood team. But it's a results business. I understand that."
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio
BY THE NUMBERS
7: Consecutive Raiders losses in season finales. The Raiders last won the final game of their season in 2010 when they beat host Kansas City 31-10.
9: Receptions by the Chargers' Keenan Allen for 133 yards. He finishes with 102 catches, surpassing LaDainian Tominlinson's previous single-season franchise record of 100 receptions in 2003.
14: Non-winning seasons by the Raiders the past 15 years.
23: Consecutive Chargers points after the Raiders take a 10-7 lead midway through the second quarter.
115: Receiving yards by Oakland's Amari Cooper, who has an 87-yard TD catch and run early in the second quarter.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Raiders play a regular-season game in Los Angeles for the first time in 23 years. The team relocated from Los Angeles to Oakland following the 1994 season.
The Chargers sweep the season series from the Raiders for the first time since 2014.
The Raiders lead the series with the Chargers, 63-52-2, including 1-0 postseason.