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Raiders vs. Chargers Live Game Updates, Analysis

The Las Vegas Raiders (5-8) are hosting the Los Angeles Chargers (5-8) at Allegiant Stadium on Thursday Night Football, and we have the up-to-the-minute updates, analysis and highlights.

LAS VEGAS, Nev.--The Las Vegas Raiders (5-8) play host to the Los Angeles Chargers (5-8) at Allegiant Stadium tonight, and while the Silver and Black playoff hopes may be one foot out the door and the other on a banana peel, they are still alive.

This game comes down to one simple thing: Can the Raiders' offense put any points on the board? In a shutout loss to the Vikings last week, Coach Antonio Pierce called it "Shocking," and Davante Adams called it "Embarrassing," and that can't happen again.

Or even close.

The Las Vegas Raiders hope their offense remembers to show up for tonight's tilt versus the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Las Vegas Raiders hope their offense remembers to show up for tonight's tilt versus the Los Angeles Chargers.

Here are our staff and podcast guests' predictions for today:

Hondo Carpenter 17-14 Raiders---Matt Hladik 20-17 Raiders

Brayden "The Kid" Reedy 24-13 Raiders--Jon Schopp 26-17 Raiders

Ezekiel Trezevant 17-17 Raiders

Aidan Champion 16-13 Raiders

Here's how you can watch today's game:

TV: Amazon Prime Video

Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nev.

Kickoff: 5:15 p.m. PST / 8:15 p.m. EST

Amazon Prime Video hosts Thursday's game, as it is the home of Thursday Night Football. If you are a resident of the Las Vegas area, you can watch the game on your mobile device through You can also use the Raiders mobile app on iOS and Android.

Radio: KOMP 92.3 FM/Raider Nation Radio 920 AM

You can listen to the game on KOMP 92.3 FM and Raider Nation 920 AM, the flagship radio station for every Raiders game.

Click the link here for details regarding the Raiders' affiliate stations nationwide.

The Raiders app also provides radio coverage along with its broadcast.

Las Vegas and Los Angeles last met in Week 4 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., where the Chargers held off a second-half rally by the Raiders and came away with a 24-17 victory.

The Raiders lead the all-time regular season series, 67-58-2. They have split their last four meetings, with the Raiders earning two victories at Allegiant Stadium.

Los Angeles will be without star quarterback Justin Herbert, who the Chargers announced was placed on the Injured Reserve List on Tuesday because of a broken finger on his throwing hand.

Please keep refreshing your page for the latest updates.


THREE-AND-OUT: Raiders force a three-and-out on the Chargers' first possession of the game.

PENALTY: Los Angeles penalized for fair-catch interference on the Raiders' punt return.

PENALTY: Offside against the Chargers.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 1: Raiders running back Zamir White runs it in from a yard out for the first touchdown of the game. Daniel Carlson's extra point is good and Las Vegas leads, 7-0.

TURNOVER: Raiders edge rusher Malcolm Koonce forces Chargers quarterback Easton Stick to fumble. Las Vegas recovers.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 2: Raiders rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell finds rookie wide receiver Tre Tucker for a 30-yard touchdown. Extra point is good. Raiders lead, 14-0.

TURNOVER: Chargers running back Joshua Kelley fumbles the ball and Las Vegas defensive tackle Jerry Tillery recovers.

PENALTY: False start against Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 3: The Raiders capitalize on the turnover again as Meyers finds the end zone on a 22-yard touchdown reception. Extra point is good, and Las Vegas leads, 21-0, with just over three minutes to go in the first quarter.

PENALTY: Holding against the Chargers.

SACK: Tillery earns a seven-yard sack.

END OF THE FIRST QUARTER: Las Vegas leads, 21-0.

TIMEOUT: Raiders use their first timeout of the half.

PENALTY: Neutral zone infraction against Raiders defensive end Janarius Robinson.

TIMEOUT: The Chargers use their first timeout of the half.

TURNOVER: The Chargers fumble on their punt return and Raiders' wide receiver DJ Turner recovers, setting Las Vegas up in the red zone.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 4: Raiders rookie tight end Michael Mayer scores on an 11-yard touchdown reception. Extra point is good and Las Vegas leads, 28-0.

PENALTY: Holding against the Chargers.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 5: Raiders running back Brandon Bolden with a 26-yard touchdown run. Extra point is good. Las Vegas with a 35-0 lead with just under four minutes remaining in the first half.

PENALTY: Taunting against Raiders cornerback Amik Robertson.

TWO-MINUTE WARNING: Raiders lead, 35-0.

TURNOVER ON DOWNS: Las Vegas stuffs Los Angeles behind the line to gain right after the two-minute warning.

TIMEOUT: Raiders use their second timeout of the half.

TIMEOUT: Chargers charged with their second timeout of the half.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 6: Tucker scores his second touchdown of the evening, this time on a 20-yard reception. Extra point is good. Raiders lead, 42-0.

END OF THE FIRST HALF: Las Vegas leads, 42-0.


There's not much else that could have gone well for the Las Vegas Raiders in this Thursday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Chargers so far.

The Raiders' defense set the tone early, forcing a three-and-out on the first Chargers' series before forcing back-to-back turnovers that led to Las Vegas points. By the end of the first quarter, the Raiders led, 21-0.

The Silver and Black would go on to close out the first half with a 42-0 lead, less than a week after being shut out by the Minnesota Vikings, 3-0.

Multiple Raiders have shined so far, including some who haven't been as much of a presence this season.

Raiders rookie wide receiver Tre Tucker and running backs Zamir White and Brandon Bolden have all scored touchdowns, with Tucker scoring the first two of his NFL career.

Las Vegas rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell has passed for 198 yards and four touchdowns. His leading receiver is Davante Adams, who has 73 yards on five receptions.



PENALTY: Face mask against the Chargers.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 7: Meyers completes the catch, throws it to wide receiver Davante Adams for a three-yard touchdown completion. Extra point is good. 49-0, Raiders.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 8: Chargers get on the board with a 79-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver Joshua Palmer. Los Angeles kicker Cameron Dicker's extra point is good. 49-7, Raiders.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 9: Stick is sacked by Koonce, who forces a fumble that is recovered and taken to the house by Raiders defensive tackle John Jenkins. Extra point is good. Las Vegas has a 56-7 lead.

END OF THE THIRD QUARTER: Raiders lead, 56-7.


SCORING UPDATE NO. 10: Raiders cornerback Jack Jones with a pick six to make it a second consecutive Las Vegas defensive score. Extra point is good and the Raiders lead, 63-7.

INJURY: Raiders linebacker Divine Deablo leaves the field with an apparent injury.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 11: Stick finds Chargers wide receiver Alex Erickson for a 13-yard touchdown. Extra point is good and the score is 63-14, Raiders.

PENALTY: Holding against the Chargers on their punt return.

PENALTY: Neutral zone infraction against Robinson.

TIMEOUT: Las Vegas uses its second timeout of the second half.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 12: Chargers wide receiver Quentin Johnston with the six-yard touchdown reception. Extra point is good and it's 63-21, Las Vegas.

TWO-MINUTE WARNING: Raiders with a 63-21 lead.

FINAL: Raiders win, 63-21.

The Silver and Black will return to action versus their AFC West rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs, on Christmas Day in Arrowhead Stadium.  Don't miss it on Monday, December 25, at 1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PST.

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