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Chargers grind out win vs. Raiders, pull even with Dolphins and…

Chargers grind out win vs. Raiders, pull even with Dolphins and Ravens

The Chargers did what they needed to do on Sunday, defeating the visiting Raiders 26-13 in San Diego. With Miami and Baltimore losing, San Diego (8-7) has now edged into a three-way tie for the final wild-card spot in the AFC. The Chargers host the Chie…
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  • Raiders the little engine that couldn’t

    Raiders the little engine that couldn’t

    insidebayarea.com Dec 22, 2013
    Note: Internet difficulties made updating in-game posts impossible . . . Filed for print . . . You could sum up the Raiders season in the 12 plays that were run after officials ruled Rod Streater hadn’t held on to what looked to be a 39-yard touchdown p…
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  • Streater's non-catch a point of contention

    Streater's non-catch a point of contention

    ESPN.com Dec 22, 2013
    SAN DIEGO -- Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater admitted he did not know the rule after their 26-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers. All he knew was that, in his opinion, he had possession of the football when he crossed the goal line and he thought h…
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  • Allen: 'We're trying to win a football game'

    Allen: 'We're trying to win a football game'

    ESPN.com Dec 22, 2013
    SAN DIEGO -- Sure, the Oakland Raiders played hard and inspired in an eventual 26-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. But they also played sloppily and undisciplined and, bottom line, they lost. For the fifth straight game. And for the seventh …
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  • Difficult to call this progress

    Difficult to call this progress

    insidebayarea.com Dec 22, 2013
    Owner Mark Davis told colleague Tim Kawakami earlier this month that the Raiders are ending their “deconstruction” phase and entering a “reconstruction” phase. If so, then now is as good as time as any to measure the progress. With that in mind, close e…
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  • Raiders-Chargers underway

    Raiders-Chargers underway

    insidebayarea.com Dec 22, 2013
    The Chargers have kicked off to the Raiders with Greg Jenkins the deep man and Taiwan Jones, who lost a key fumble last week, at the 10-yard line. Jenkins downs the kick deep in the end zone.
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  • Ford among Raiders inactives

    Ford among Raiders inactives

    insidebayarea.com Dec 22, 2013
    Wide receiver Jacoby Ford is one of seven players declared inactive for the Raiders game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Ford’s use decreased last week with the return of Denarius Moore, who had missed three games with a shoul…
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  • Live blog: Raiders at Chargers

    Live blog: Raiders at Chargers

    ESPN.com Dec 22, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Oakland Raiders' visit to the San Diego Chargers. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 4:15 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as w…
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  • Report: Raiders rejected Dennis Allen’s request to extend assis…

    Report: Raiders rejected Dennis Allen’s request to extend assistants

    Reports linking Jon Gruden to a return to the Raiders are swirling as the season comes to an end and now another reports casts some doubt on Dennis Allen’s future with the organization. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Sunday morning that Raiders owner Ma…
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  • Report:  Mark Davis was in “protracted talks” to hire Jon Grude…

    Report: Mark Davis was in “protracted talks” to hire Jon Gruden in 2012

    profootballtalk.com Dec 22, 2013
    With the Raiders possibly looking for a new head coach and with Jon Gruden’s agent in mid-late-season form when it comes to creating the perception that multiple NFL and college teams want to hire Gruden to be a coach, it makes plenty of sense to combin…
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  • Video - Week 16: Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers highlights 01:27

    Week 16: Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers highlights

    Dec 22
    The San Diego Chargers keep their playoff hopes alive as they defeat the Oakland Raiders 26-13 in Week 16 of NFL action.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Raiders-Chargers Recap 02:30

    Sunday Blitz: Raiders-Chargers Recap

    Dec 22
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Chargers' Week 16 win over the Raiders.
  • Video - Raiders postgame press conference 03:37

    Raiders postgame press conference

    Dec 22
    Raiders react following game with Chargers
  • Video - Chargers Top Raiders To Stay In Race 00:37

    Chargers Top Raiders To Stay In Race

    Dec 22
    Ryan Mathews rushed for 99 yards and a score to help the Chargers beat the Raiders 26-13 and stay in playoff contention.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ravens in unfamiliar territory after worst home loss in history

    Dec 22
    BALTIMORE -- For most of the dreary afternoon and evening on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, the Baltimore Ravens appeared out of sync and unsure of themselves against the New England Patriots. But when the rout was over, and the humbling 41-7 loss was …
  • Don Banks: Tony Romo's late heroics set up another winner-take-all showdow…

    Dec 22
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a fairly frantic Week 16 in the NFL. ...
  • Clayton: Contenders can't afford to rest

    Dec 22
    Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.