Raiders Beat Chargers 23-20 in OT in Possible Oakland Farewell

Charles Woodson

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime and the Raiders got a defensive stop to seal what might have been the final game ever in Oakland with a 23-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night.

Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass and led the winning overtime drive for the Raiders (7-8), who could be moving to the Los Angeles area after the season. It also made Charles Woodson a winner in his final home game with the Raiders as he will retire after his 18th NFL season. A fan ran on the field late in the game to congratulate Woodson. The veteran defensive back serenaded the crowd with “Raiders” chants after the victory.

Philip Rivers threw for 277 yards and a touchdown for the Chargers (4-11). Denico Autry sacked Rivers for a safety in the third quarter and Malcolm Smith forced a fumble on David Johnson that Benson Mayowa nearly returned for a Raiders touchdown.

The Chargers lost their seventh straight division game.



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