OAKLAND, Calif. — Along with his group needing a win, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers picked a foul time to have his worst sport of the season.
Taking part in for the ultimate time on the Oakland Coliseum, Rivers threw three interceptions, together with one to Oakland Raiders security Karl Joseph on his group’s remaining play of the sport, resulting in a 26-24 setback Thursday evening.
With the loss, the Chargers dropped to 4-6 and are on the surface trying in so far as the playoff dialog. It is the primary time Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn has misplaced to the Raiders throughout his tenure with the Bolts.
Like the best way it ended, this one couldn’t have began any worse for Rivers.
Rivers threw back-to-back interceptions on the primary two drives, each to security Erik Harris, who returned the second 56 yards for a landing.
In line with ESPN Stats & Info analysis, Rivers now has 24 profession pick-sixes, second most amongst energetic quarterbacks.
Rivers additionally had two different interceptions negated because of penalties and two different tipped passes that have been virtually picked off.
Nevertheless, to Rivers’ credit score, he performed with backups at each sort out spots and continued to battle. Rivers completed 17 of 31 for 207 passing yards, with two landing passes and three interceptions. He was sacked 5 occasions, posting a 57.5 passer ranking.
The Chargers at the moment are 16-36 when Rivers throws at the very least two interceptions. The Bolts get some additional time to heal up earlier than going through one other AFC West rival, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Mexico Metropolis for Monday Night time Soccer.
Promising pattern: The loss overshadowed working again Melvin Gordon’s finest sport of the season. The Wisconsin product totaled 108 dashing yards in 20 carries, scoring his fifth landing of the yr on a 3-yard plunge within the second quarter. It is Gordon’s ninth profession 100-yard dashing efficiency.
Promising pattern II: The opposite Melvin, Melvin Ingram III, additionally stuffed up the stat sheet, ending with six mixed tackles — together with two tackles for a loss, two sacks and a go breakup. Ingram now has 4.5 sacks on the yr and 46.5 sacks for his profession, shifting him into the highest 5 in group historical past.