Oakland Falls 22-14 to Chargers - Recap
The Raiders came up short against the Chargers in Week 1 action on Monday, falling 22-14 at O.co Coliseum.
San Diego won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 47.5.
Philip Rivers completed 24 of 33 pass attempts for 231 yards and 1 TD for the Chargers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Darren McFadden rushed for 32 yards for Oakland, while Mike Goodson added 13 yards. Carson Palmer threw for 297 yards for the Raiders, while receivers Darren McFadden and Brandon Myers had 86 and 65 yards respectively.
San Diego was outgained by Oakland 321-258 yards in Monday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-15 by the Raiders.
The time of possession battle favored San Diego as their offense was on the field for 30:34, longer than the 29:26 of their opponents.
Next game, San Diego takes its act home to face Tennessee looking for another win. For Oakland, they head on the road to face Miami.