Led by Carr, the Raiders Outlasted the Chargers by a Tantalizing 31-26 Win

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles was a day of celebration for the Las Vegas Raiders fans, as their team outlasted the Los Angeles Chargers in a 31-26 victory. The Raiders rode a rushing game that produced 160 yards and two rushing touchdowns, to go along with a Derek Carr performance of 165 yards, two touchdowns.

Carr finished the game completing 13 of 23 passes, to lead the way for the Raiders. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 108.10, coming from a performance that included 165 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions for the game.

The ground game for the Raiders saw Devontae Booker carrying the football 8 times, and Josh Jacobs helping with rushing the ball 14 times. The two rushers produced 68 yards and 65 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Raiders had Carr throwing the football to Nelson Agholor and Hunter Renfrow as his most productive targets. Agholor caught two passes for a net gain of 55 yards. The secondary target (Renfrow) caught two passes for a net contribution of 60 yards.

The Raiders’ defense contributed to the win with two sacks, zero forced fumbles, no tackles for loss, and scored no defensive touchdowns.

For the losing team, Tyrod Taylor finished the game completing 0 of 0 passes to lead the way for the Chargers. This performance by Taylor led to a QB rating of 39.60, and game stats of zero yards, no interceptions and zero touchdowns.

The rushing game for the Chargers was led by Kalen Ballage and Joshua Kelley. For the game, Ballage rushed for 69 yards from carrying the football 15 times. Meanwhile Kelley carried the ball 9 times for a total of 28 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Chargers included Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Allen caught nine passes for a total of 103 yards, while Williams contributed with 81 yards from five passes.

For the game, the Chargers defensive effort yielded one forced fumble, one tackle for loss and one sack. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.

With the win, the Raiders leave LA with a 5-3 record for the season, while the Chargers record for the season is now 2-6.