Jon Gruden celebrates win with Raiders fans in Oakland's final primetime game

Ross Houston
November 10, 2019

Raiders rookie defensive end Clelin Ferrell had a breakout game in the team's 26-24 victory over the Chargers on Thursday night.

The defense was led by safety Erik Harris - intercepting Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers twice in the first quarter, and would've had a third if the Raiders didn't get called on an offsides penalty.

Rivers finished 17 of 31 for 207 passing yards, with two touchdown passes and three interceptions.


According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Rivers now has 24 career pick-sixes, second most among active quarterbacks.

Every home game the Oakland Raiders play this year is going to have extra meaning, as this team is playing out its last season in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. This week, Harris and company rallied the troops and came up with multiple stops and turnovers - including Karl Joseph's game-winning interception with 22 seconds left in the game. Jon Gruden adjusted well, and the Raiders were able to move the ball eventually but only averaged 5.0 yards per play all game.

Swearinger played four games for Arizona this season and has played seven seasons in the National Football League, intercepting 14 passes and posting 40 passes defensed in 94 career games.


Rivers also had two other interceptions negated due to penalties and two other tipped passes that were nearly picked off.

Raiders are flying high after winning two in a row and have two winnable games up next with the Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Jets.

Thus far, tonight's Chargers-Raiders game in Oakland has been what you would expect from two divisional rivals vying to hang in the playoff race.


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