Raiders 27 – Chargers 17: Chargers Offense Terribly Sloppy

By Ernie Padaon

Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) talks with head linesman Phil McKinnely (110) during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers rollercoaster ride went on a down slope last night against the Oakland Raiders. The team came out sloppy and could not fight back to overcome the first half lead that they gave to the Raiders. Turnovers filled the Chargers game. Philip Rivers threw three interceptions in the game, but still had a chance to bring back the team to a win. His interception in the end zone, down by 10 points, sealed the game though. He had Keenan Allen open in the back of the end szone, but threw it behind hm and rookie DJ Hayden picked it off.

Danny Woodhead added to the turnover party. He fumbled on a run play and Charles Woodson picked it up for a score. The offense was SLOPPY. Eddie Royal dropped a punt and the Raiders recovered that. We could not make the most of our opportunities. There was a Terrelle Pryor fumble that we should have recovered at the 10-yard line, but we let that one slip out of our hands. We had our field goal blocked and picked up the ball to get a first down, but that drive still ended up with us kicking a field goal. We were at the 1 yard line and had a pass clank off of Antonio Gates hands that would have been a score. We left no points on the board in that situation. JUST UGLY.

The defense looked like it was going to get picked apart the whole night at the start, but they settled down and stopped the Oakland Raiders and gave the offense plenty of opportunities to come back for a win. The offense could not