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November 8, 2019
Josh Jacobs lay on his back on the black-paint-covered grass in the corner of the end zone, arms at his side, surrounded by jubilant teammates and showered with the extremely loud love of 51,954 fans. The rookie running back’s 18-yard scoring run had just given the Oakland Raiders a two-point lead over the Los Angeles Chargers with 1:02 to go in a crucial Thursday Night Football clash between AFC West rivals, and as the iconic Raider Roar rang out around him, Jacobs looked as though he might do a makeshift snow angel. (READ MORE) by Michael Silver | NFL.com columnist
With just over a minute left in their Thursday Night Football matchup with the Raiders, the Chargers got the ball back down two. They had all of their timeouts and less than 50 yards before they’d be in Michael Badgley’s field goal range for a potential game-winning kick. Overall, that’s not a terrible position for a team to be in. But then, this is the Chargers. Having the ball down a field goal is both a situation that happens seemingly every game with this team and their nightmare scenario. (READ MORE) by | The Ringer
It was everything it was billed to be.
After all the battles the Raiders and Chargers had waged in the Coliseum over the years, their final meeting in Oakland was one worthy of the storied AFC West rivalry.
The 4-5 Chargers entered the Coliseum on Thursday night riding a two-game winning streak and a wave of momentum after their Week 9 win over the Packers. A win over the Raiders would get them back to .500, erasing a horrid 2-5 start and setting them up for a playoff run. (READ MORE) by Josh Schrock | NBC Sports