Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (13) celebrates after a touchdown reception during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers 26 - Raiders 13: Chargers Still Alive

The first half of the game was tough to watch for the Chargers and it seemed like it could turn into one of those ugly games for the Chargers. With 3 turnovers in the first half, the Chargers were shooting themselves in the foot over and over again. The half ended tied at 10, but the Chargers came out strong in the second half.

Philip Rivers wasn’t particularly sharp in the game, but the running game was strong behind Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead.Both backs earned their money behind the offensive line and they were able to milk out that clock and pick up some tough yards on offense.

Keenan Allen and Ryan Mathews both scored touchdowns in the game and Eric Weddle made a big interception to shift the momentum.

The Chargers must have been watching the scoreboard today a little. The Miami Dolphins lost to the Bills earlier in the day and the Baltimore Ravens are losing to the Patriots right now. Hopefully the Patriots can hold onto that lead and make week 17 relevant for us.

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  • Bill Nichols

    Yes we are!!!

  • Joel Ayala

    Sign Woodhead long term ASAP. and RM ugly game but a Win is a win. I’m happy. and watch out if we get in… there’s still a pulse

    • Daryl Peek

      RM ugly game?!? He was one yard shy of his 6th 100 yard effort which would be an NFL high for any RB this season. PR had an ugly game with a pick and all those off target passes. Grind it out win, blowout minus the turnovers.

      • Joel Ayala

        My bad I meant resign RM and Woody. ugly game in general. But regardless I’ll take the W in any form.

        • Daryl Peek

          Yea dat!

  • Cgoodness13

    the raiders pissed off the refs or something good god (either way we would have won though)

  • FitzWilly

    Disco Stu says it ain’t over til it’s over

    • NativeSanDiegan

      Yogi Berra said it about 50 yrs ago. Gotta keep hangin’ in there, do our part, and pray for help

  • tubbs45

    Way to pull it together bolts. Hope Mathews is ok by next week. Rivers was a bit off today, but pulled through. Bring on the chiefs. They don’t have much to play for, but this one should be a barn burner! #BoltUp

  • Tazzster

    If you had asked me this morning if I thought we would still be alive this evening… I would have said, “no way”.

    By surviving this week our chances got a whole lot better.

    And with Cincinnati still being able to get the second spot and a first round bye, they will be playing next week and not resting their players.

    The Jet have nothing to play for other than to upset the Dolphins… Next week is the Jets Super Bowl

    On top of that I am not sure that the Chiefs have anything to play for next week – It looks like they are in the #5 spot as the first wild card team. They may very well rest starters.

    Things are looking real good for us – GO BOLTS!

    • boltingindiego

      jets only reason to play is to maybe save rex ryans job. hopefully the chiefs rest there players.

    • NativeSanDiegan

      We don’t need Chiefs to rest players. If we can’t beat them with everything on the line then we don’t deserve to be in playoffs. Our playoffs start with the Chiefs and Philip better play like a man on a mission!

  • arnie

    Calling it right now. If the Chargers can get in, I don’t think there is anyone they “CAN’T BEAT” to get to the Superbowl.

  • bk

    A win indeed, but much closer than the score indicates. Two sure touchdowns by the Raiders turned into pitiful drops, otherwise we lose 27-26…..Matthews has another stellar day….Gates had some very clutch receptions….Danny had some key runs…..Novak continues to be gold!….The team did enough to win, but not more than enough…..Pass rush non-existent…..The secondary was back to its old ways, leaving their faked-out jock straps all over the field…..Rivers in his circus gyrations fakes out his own center who hikes the ball to the cheap seats leading to a Raiders touchdown. Phil throws a pathetic up-for-grabs interception. Rivers missed again and again in the Red Zone……Fluker commits two bad flukes…..Keenan fumbles punt return leading to a Raiders field goal…..Rivers ignored Danny all day (we are totally losing the Danny-Sproles effect), and when he did throw to him Danny is completely defenseless and gets creamed by Jack Frost’s snowplow…..Yes we won, and yes, we are still in it. Chiefs have something huge to fight for, and that is to get even with us for a loss to us on their reservation. We are going to have to be much sharper or we will be digging arrows out of our behinds all day. We must win and the Ravens and Dolphins must lose.