Four days after dropping 3-0, the Las Vegas Raiders scored 42 factors by halftime, did not let the Los Angeles Chargers cross midfield till the third quarter and rolled to a record-setting 63-21 victory on Thursday night time.
The Raiders set a franchise scoring file, topping the workforce’s 59-14 victory at Denver on Oct. 24, 2010. It was essentially the most factors allowed by the Chargers, who beforehand gave up 57 to the St. Louis Rams on Oct. 1, 2000.
The Raiders led 42-0 at halftime, simply three factors shy of the NFL file for halftime margin that was set in 2009 when New England led Tennessee 45-0. The 42-point margin has been matched two different instances – by Inexperienced Bay over Chicago in 2014 and the Packers over Tampa Bay in 1983. Las Vegas additionally tied the franchise file for factors in a half, set in 1969 towards Buffalo.
The halftime deficit was the most important in Chargers historical past. They trailed the Patriots 31-0 in 1997.
It was a shocking turnaround for the Raiders (6-8), who gave up solely a area aim Sunday towards Minnesota however nonetheless misplaced, amassing 202 yards. Las Vegas had 283 yards by halftime towards the Chargers (5-9). The Raiders led 63-7 earlier than two late touchdowns for LA.
Aidan O’Connell had 4 landing passes within the first half
Aidan O’Connell threw all 4 of his landing passes within the first half, and he completed with 248 yards passing. Davante Adams caught eight passes for 101 yards a TD, his first 100-yard sport since Week 3 towards Pittsburgh.
Las Vegas’ protection scored second-half touchdowns on a fumble restoration and interception, the primary time the Raiders scored two defensive TDs since 2006 towards the Steelers.
Los Angeles quarterback Easton Stick, making his first begin rather than the injured Justin Herbert, accomplished 23 of 32 passes for 257 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception.
The warmth figures to be turned up on Chargers coach Brandon Staley after his workforce bought blown out by a workforce that was on a three-game dropping streak. Los Angeles has misplaced 5 of six video games.
The Chargers have been sloppy, turning the ball over thrice within the first half. Every led to a Raiders landing.
“Simply wasn’t adequate,” Staley stated in a televised halftime interview. “That wasn’t us on the market.”
Las Vegas comfy sufficient to run three successive gadget performs at one level within the second quarter. Broad receiver Jakobi Meyers accomplished a cross to Davante Adams, receiver Tre Tucker was given the ball on a operating play after which Brandon Bolden scored on a 26-yard run out of the wildcat formation. It was his first landing since late within the 2021 season.
To open the second half, Meyers attached with Adams once more, this time on a 3-yard landing cross for a 49-0 lead.
Los Angeles lastly broke by way of on its subsequent possession when Stick discovered Joshua Palmer for a 79-yard landing. That was the primary time the Chargers made it previous the 50.
Chargers: WR Keenan Allen (heel) didn’t play. LB Kenneth Murray Jr. (shoulder) went out within the second quarter, however returned. CB Essang Bassey left with a concussion and C/G Will Clapp with a knee damage.
Raiders: RB Josh Jacobs (quadriceps), LT Kolton Miller (shoulder) and C Andre James (ankle) didn’t play. LB Divine Deablo suffered an ankle damage.
Chargers: Host Buffalo on Dec. 23.
Raiders: At AFC West rival Kansas Metropolis on Christmas Day.