SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers lost their third straight game of the season. And, the 37-29 score was not an accurate reflection of how bad the Chargers played against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday.
San Diego has now lost eight of their last 11 dating back to last season and at 2-5 on the year.
Could coach Mike McCoy is on the hot seat? In the Chargers' first AFC West division game, they showed no urgency, which could be a reflection of how players are responding to McCoy.
The Chargers were bullied, manhandled and ultimately embarrassed by a more physical team in the Raiders. Oakland scored on its first seven drives and finished with 412 total yards.
A week after throwing for 503 yards, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers had just 105 passing yards in the opening half, throwing two interceptions that led to 10 points for the Raiders. Rivers finished with 336 passing yards, but most of those came in garbage time as the Chargers trailed 30-6 at halftimes.
On reason to be excited: Danny Woodhead had 101 yards, 26 on the ground and 75 through the air. He had a career-high 11 catches with a touchdown.
One reason to be concerned: The Chargers dropped their third straight game, and now have to travel back East to face the Baltimore Ravens on the road.
Fantasy watch: Melvin Gordon was active despite being a game-time decision with an ankle injury. However, Gordon didn’t play until the second half, finishing with 29 rushing yards on seven carries.
Ouch: Rookie Denzel Perryman suffered an arm injury in the second quarter. Kavell Conner replaced him at inside linebacker. Perryman made his second straight start in place of Manti Te’o, who’s out with an ankle injury. Guard Orlando Franklin suffered a left knee injury and was carted off of the field midway through the fourth quarter.