Lightning Strikes Twice as the Chargers Lose to the Raiders 31-26

Los Angeles Chargers #10 Justin Herbert (QB) attempting a pass against the Las Vegas Raiders. Photo by Mike Nowak/Los Angeles Chargers.

11/9/20 INGLEWOOD, CA - The Los Angeles Chargers had a golden opportunity to win the game with no time remaining on the clock loss to the Las Vegas Raiders 31-26 after Justin Herbert touchdown pass to Donald Parham Jr. was review and overturned. The Chargers have lost back-to-back games at the end of the fourth quarter.

Herbert had a great game for the Chargers after completing 28 of his 45 passes for 326-yards two touchdowns, and the Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw the football 23 times, completing 13 of his passes for 165-yards and two touchdowns.

The Raiders stuck with the running game as tailbacks Devonte Booker had eight carries for 68-yards one touchdown, and Josh Jacobs 14 carries 65-yards and one touchdown. Kalen Ballage led the Chargers in rushing with 15 carries for 69-yards and one touchdown. Keenan Allen for the Chargers led all receivers with nine catches for 103-yards and one touchdown.

The Raiders scored first in the first quarter when Derek Carr threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to his running-back Devonte Booker to give them a 7-0 lead after the extra point was good. The Chargers tied the game 7-7 in the second quarter after a 5-yard touchdown run by Kalen Ballage.

Las Vegas running-back Josh Jacobs's 14-yard touchdown run helped the Raiders regain the lead 14-7. Herbert tied the game 14-14 after he threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to his wide-receiver Keenan Allen.

Los Angeles went into halftime leading 17-14 after Carr was stripe and fumble the football and recovered by the Chargers inside the Raiders' five-yard line. Michael Badgley kicked a 45-yard field goal.

The Raiders started the third quarter with good field position after Jalen Richard took the opening kickoff for 44 yards putting them on their 45-yard line.

Moments later, Carr found a streaking Nelson Agholor downfield and connected with him on a 45-yard touchdown pass to give the Raiders a 21-17 lead. The Raiders would score again in the same quarter after Darren Waller's 2-yard touchdown pass from Carr now made the score 28-17.

Los Angeles Chargers #40 Gabe Nabers (FB) 4-yard touchdown catch during the 4th quarter. Photo by Mike Nowak/Los Angeles Chargers.

The Raiders' defense held the Chargers to a 29-yard field goal by Badgley to close out the quarter leading 28-20. The Chargers would score in the 4th quarter after Herbert threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Gabe Naber made the score 28-26.

During Herbert's touchdown pass to Naber, he was hurt on the play and had to leave the game. With the Chargers trailing by two-points, backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor had to come in the game for the two-point conversion to tie the game.

The Raiders defense clamped down on all the receivers for the Chargers and was finally pulled down and sack as the Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was pumped up on the sideline, still leading 28-26.

The Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson gave them a five-point lead 31-26 after kicking a 31-yard field goal. Herbert led the Chargers all the way downfield to the Raiders' four-yard line with five seconds left on the clock and a chance to win the game.

Herbert, with one second left in the game, threw a touchdown pass to his tight end Donald Parham, but his touchdown had been review and reverse and ruled as an incomplete pass, and the Raiders escaped with the victory and improved their record to (5-3), and the Chargers fell to (2-6). #nfl #lachargers #lasvegasraiders #raiders #chargers #gabenaber #justinherbert #football #tgsportstv1