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Live updates: Raiders vs. Chargers, Sunday at 1:25 p.m.

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Get live scoring updates, news and analysis Sunday at 1:25 p.m. when the Raiders travel to San Diego to face the Chargers.

The Raiders (10-3) can clinch their first playoff berth in 13 years if they can defeat the Chargers (5-8) at Qualcomm Stadium. Oakland’s playoff drought is second behind only Buffalo’s 16-year streak.

The AFC West rivals met on Oct. 9 in Oakland, when the Raiders prevailed 34-31 on the strength of Derek Carr’s 317 yards passing and two touchdowns. San Diego’s passing game will again present challenges for the Raiders — Philip Rivers threw for 359 yards and four touchdowns in their first meeting.

The banged-up Chargers will be without standout running back Melvin Gordon, who is nursing hip and knee injuries.

The Raiders are tied for first place with Kansas City, but the Chiefs hold the tiebreaker by virtue of winning both games against Oakland. Oakland has a two-game lead in the wild-card race with three games to play in the regular season.

Oakland is coming off a disappointing 21-13 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City last Thursday night in which Carr had a disappointing 17-for-41 throwing performance. He threw for just 117 yards in the loss.

You’ll find more Raiders coverage at MercuryNews.com/sports/oakland-raiders

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  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    Del Rio thanked owner Mark Davis for “allowing Reggie and I to do what we had to do. The return to greatness starts at the top.”

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    Where did u hear that??

  • idahoraiderfan33

    From Aldon dude.. Nah i seen it on Mack’s instagram or tweet or some sheet like that

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Yes it has

  • idahoraiderfan33

    I Totally agree with Levi

  • idahoraiderfan33

    This is good news.. Testing that finger out..

  • idahoraiderfan33

    My boy Heeney!! Get healthy bro!!

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Boom

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    Hey brother

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Raiders already had one of the rising pass-rushing stars in the league. And they made a free agent investment to apply pressure on opposing quarterbacks from the other side.

    As highly as Raiders coach Jack Del Rio might think of Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin, he does not believe the pass rush is set.

    “I think you need three,” Del Rio said Tuesday morning at the NFL owners meetings.

    And that’s where Aldon Smith could come in.

    If Smith fulfills the requirements set forth during his one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on substances of abuse, he would be eligible to return to the league in mid-November.

    When asked if he’s allowed himself to think of the possibility that Smith could join forces with Mack and Irvin, Del Rio answered, “Oh, yeah, of course.”

    Del Rio echoed what general manager Reggie McKenzie told CSNBayArea.com on Tuesday. Smith, 26, remains in the Raiders’ long-term plan.

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    “It was a road game,” Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. “…We were ready for it and we kind of embraced it. There was some uniqueness in, ‘hey, let’s extend their berth into the season one more week in front of essentially their fans and their place.’ We were right there. We just couldn’t get it done.”

    The Raiders knew what was at stake for a fan base that had suffered for so long. They were happy to reward such a massive contingent with a win.

    “It was pretty awesome to see,” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said. “…There were a lot of black shirts out there. A lot of silver and black, a lot of pride, and a lot of happy people right now

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    #Raidernation

    Raiders fans cheered wildly, especially when the Chargers were deep in their own territory. Longer tenured Raiders expected a vocal contingent, though maybe not to such a dramatic extent.

    Newbies were left in awe. Count Bruce Irvin among them. He was able to pump up the crowd while the Chargers attempted a comeback.

    “It was crazy,” Irvin said. “I’ve never been in an away stadium where the away fan base just took over the game like that. When I was pumping the crowd up, it felt like I was at the Coliseum. Raider Nation definitely played a part in us bringing it back to Oakland. We appreciate the support, and hopefully we can get that for the rest of the year.”

  • RAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Heeney is a Raider!

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    It appears we may get them both this week

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    Goodell may give Aldon a xmas present and announce his reinstatement on Friday. Hmmm

  • MEX_GHOST

    Not a good one, but a Raider.

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Happy Victory Monday, Raider Nation!! #PLAYOFFS

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    that would be sweet 🙂

  • Rikster/Da/Kool/Kat

    Lol

  • Rikster/Da/Kool/Kat

    Just win baby

  • Die Haters

    Happy play off Monday!!!!!

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Dudes, thanks for your updates posted here. Much appreciated!

  • Dan78

    What up man… RAIDERS…

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Rik, are you a fan of Chips Ahoy cookies??

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Are the RAIDERS legit SuperBowl contenders??

  • Raiders21

    I still don’t think this team has reached their full potential which is scary. Their defense is solid and leads the league in turnovers diff. Usually teams that lead the league in that category are set up to make a super bowl run.

  • Raiders21

    Musgrave has to set up a scheme to get him the ball. Teams are targeting him and taking him out of games. Musgrave has to come up with a counter to get him the ball.

  • idahoraiderfan33

    I think what a SB contender needs, is good QB play and Carr is in the running for MVP.
    A good run game.. The RAIDERS run game is starting to turn elite..
    And a good defense that gets TOs
    So i would say the RAIDERS are sitting at the big boy table

  • Rikster/Da/Kool/Kat

    Why not eh

  • idahoraiderfan33

    It seems like we have all the pieces to make a run eh

  • Raiders21

    Absolutely, hope Carr can go back under center

  • idahoraiderfan33

    I just look at these teams with winning records and none of them really standout to me.. They all look pretty even to me..
    What team looks like a real dominant team out there??
    The Pats?? They only put 16 points on the Donks while we dominated them.. Whoever wants it more will win the SB this year..

  • idahoraiderfan33

    They said Carr was taking snaps from under center in the pregame warmups.. That’s a good sign

  • Raiders21

    Im not sure why he doesn’t wear a glove. He played great against Carolina after wearing it. Glove may help with grip and give his finger some more support.

  • Raiders21

    Yeah probably the Pats. They are well coached and always seem to be playing their best football at the end of the year.

  • Raiders21

    Same with Buffalo and the running game then all of a sudden the raider D turned the faucet off

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Yeah im not sure why either..
    But let’s see what happens in this next game

  • idahoraiderfan33

    The Pats are a good team no doubt, but imo not an all time great team.. And that means they can be beat..
    I want to see the RAIDERS play them!! No tuck rule this time around

  • Raiders21

    NE and Oak played a couple years ago and we hung in there. It was at NE too. We were driving and D moore had a drop which led to an interception. We were in the red zone too if I remember correctly.

  • idahoraiderfan33

    I think DMAC scored a TD to gives us the lead in the closing moments of that game.. Then the Refs threw a SUPER LATE holding flag on the RAIDERS to steal that game from us..

  • idahoraiderfan33

    That was such a BS flag too!! HORRID game stealing flag!!

  • idahoraiderfan33

    What really is impressive is the RAIDERS run game, and committing to running it..
    You want to win in the playoffs?? Ya better run that ball..

  • Raiders21

    Out of the pistol/shotgun too. Was hoping Murray was going to punch it in against SD when the ball was at the 1. That is where Carr not under center really hurts.

  • Raiders21

    yes

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Agreed
    Running out that shotgun is not as easy, but it does go to show how good the RAIDER OL is.. The Bolts have a good run defense and that OL plowed them.. Gaping holes!! Ain’t nothing like a dominant run game, imo
    Murray needs to take care of that ball though, 2 fumbles

  • idahoraiderfan33

    My only fear is the RAIDERS are committed to running because Carr is hurt?!
    We NEED to continue to power run all game long!! Carr will get his and some..
    Playoff ball = power run game and great QB play

  • Raiders21

    Yeah Gabe had a really nice block on Murray’s second long run. Opened up a huge hole.

  • idahoraiderfan33

    11-3 and already clinched a playoff spot!! The RAIDERS are a good team!!
    JUST PROVE IT BABY!! SUPERBOWL!!

  • MEX_GHOST

    Hey Idaho!!

    Where’s Riff when you need him??