Biggest Takeaways from Oakland Raiders’ Week 7 Win

On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders played their unofficial ninth home game of the season and emerged victorious in a close but not so close contest.

As expected, fan loyalty at Qualcomm Stadium seemed split down the middle. One prominent Raider even admitted to using crowd control during the game. But whether the fans played a role in it or not, Oakland jumped on the San Diego Chargers from the first whistle.

However, despite 45 minutes of pure dominance on both sides of the ball by the Silver and Black, the Chargers found a way to add a dramatic spin to the end of the game.

Tight end Mychal Rivera’s sure-handed performance sealed a victory with two onside-kick recoveries in what could have turned into a late disaster. Like Rivera, some reserve players made critical contributions.

One rookie reached the halfway point to a milestone that should put him in the conversation for an award.

What are the biggest storylines following the Raiders' third victory of the season? What do they mean for Oakland going forward?

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