San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders: Oakland Grades, Notes & Quotes

It took an extra overtime period, but the Oakland Raiders pulled out a 23-20 victory in dramatic fashion over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday.

Emotions ran high for safety Charles Woodson’s farewell, but the energy on the field lacked through three-and-a-half quarters. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers found success in throwing short passes on rub routes. The Raiders offense looked out of sync.

After allowing 17 points in the first half, the Raiders defense held the Chargers to three points in the second half.

Defensive lineman Denico Autry sacked Rivers in the end zone for a safety. Defensive lineman Benson Mayowa recovered and returned a fumble 40 yards to San Diego's 3-yard line, which setup a touchdown pass to wideout Michael Crabtree.

A pass-interference call on cornerback D.J. Hayden put the Chargers in field-goal range, and kicker Josh Lambo tied the game at 20, leading to overtime.

In the overtime period, the Raiders sustained a 15-play drive that resulted in a field goal to take the lead. The defense sealed the victory by forcing a game-ending four-and-out.

For viewers who continued to watch the broadcast, Woodson gave one final farewell to the Raiders fans in attendance. He led a Raiders chant and spoke about a bright future for the franchise in a triumphant exit.

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