Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers: Full Report Card Grades for Oakland

The Oakland Raiders walked off the field on Sunday with a sentiment on their minds that's happened too often this season: so close, yet so far. The defense had performed well enough to win against the San Diego Chargers, but the offense couldn't do the same. The result was a 13-6 loss.

The defense is far from elite, but it has vastly improved as the season has progressed. It once again showed how much better it is now by locking down the Chargers offense for most of the game.

While the defense did allow a touchdown, it did so following a Derek Carr fumble on Oakland's first play of the game. The Chargers recovered on the Oakland 22-yard line, and they got into the end zone before a minute had run off of the clock. The defense then held Philip Rivers and the San Diego offense to six points over the next 59 minutes.

It's now clear that what's keeping the Raiders out of the win column is the offense. As has been the case most of the season, it was a frustrating sequence of three-and-outs. The offense can't figure out a way to pick up first downs and stay on the field, much less generate points.

The Chargers could have, and should have, been beaten today. But the Oakland offense let the defense's best performance of the season go to waste.

Here are the grades for each position group following Oakland's 10th loss of the season.

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