Raiders fans can take pride in the fact that the score was just 20-6 as opposed to a more stereotypical blowout like they witnessed in Santa Clara (yes, we're at that point in the season where we take pride in losing in a somewhat respectable fashion).
Prior to signing with the Raiders this past off-season, Nelson spent nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers where he established himself as one of Aaron Rodgers' favorite targets in recent years.
Gordon's 66-yard touchdown in the third quarter came on a play when the Chargers beat the blitz, something Rivers has done plenty of times over his long career.
"You got to win these games", Rivers said. After the team suffered another ugly loss on Sunday, this time against the rival Los Angeles Chargers, tempers had apparently boiled over.
"I didn't want to give that too much attention because then it could really play a mind trick on you", he said.
Several Chargers didn't believe the air quality was a problem but a few suspected it caused them issues.
Rookie kicker Michael Badgley, who was given the job last week when Caleb Sturgis was cut, made two field goals and both his extra-point attempts.
The Chargers host the Denver Broncos in Week 11.
"I completely blacked out on the play", Townsend said. Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (knee) left the game in the third quarter with an injury Gruden fears is serious. "I don't think we would have been out there if it wasn't safe enough". Martin was the best weapon the Raiders had today, giving some life to the running game but the offense struggles continue. He was sacked four times, including one that led to his fumble. "Running and catching, he is doing a lot of good things". Gruden also said he might bring in some receivers this week to try out. On one play, Carr didn't like what he saw and threw the ball away into the turf.
Just recently, one member of the Raiders spoke with The Athletic's Vic Tafur (with anonymity) and called the Cooper trade a "knockout punch".
If there was any question whether or not the frustration in the Oakland Raiders locker room has hit its peak yet, we may have just gotten the answer.
"I felt we moved it pretty well all day, " Oakland quarterback Derek Carr, who was 24-of-37 for 243 yards, told reporters. "I talk to Mark after every game".