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Raiders keep playoff hopes alive with victory over Chargers

The Raiders had slim postseason chances coming into the day but losses by Pittsburgh and Tennessee have given them renewed hope.

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders kept their playoff hopes alive with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers with Derek Carr throwing for 291 yards and a touchdown.

The Raiders had slim postseason chances coming into the day but losses by Pittsburgh and Tennessee have given them renewed hope. 

They need a win over Denver next week and some help for only their second postseason trip since 2003. 

Carr also ran for a score as Oakland took control of the game with touchdowns late in the second quarter and midway through the third.

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