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Raiders' losing streak reaches 16 with 13-6 defeat to rival Chargers

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SAN DIEGO — When the sun rises Monday, it will have been a year since the Oakland Raiders won a game.

The Raiders lost their 16th straight overall — the equivalent of a full season — when they were defeated 13-6 by the lackluster San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Although Oakland's defense played decently against Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense, there still wasn't much to say.

"We did not get the win. It's all bad," safety Charles Woodson said.

Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd on the game's third play from scrimmage, and the Chargers held on to snap their three-game losing streak.

Oakland fell to 0-10. Monday is the one-year anniversary of its last win, 28-23 at Houston.

"It's tough, man," Woodson said. "It's hard. It's been a long time since this team has felt a victory. We are all feeling it. You try to keep a positive attitude and keep a smile on your face to keep from crying. It's the nature of the business. We are not the first team to be going through this, and we will find a way to get out of it somehow."

The Raiders had pulled within seven points late in the game when the Chargers came up with a huge play on third-and-3, with tight end Antonio Gates tipping a pass to himself between safeties Woodson and Brandian Ross for a 15-yard gain to the Oakland 45.

Woodson was in position to break it up or intercept it.

"That's a play I should have made," Woodson said. "I felt I let the team down. I don't know how many times I caught balls like that. ... That's how the season's going. It's been that close a lot of times."

A desperation pass by Raiders rookie Derek Carr fell incomplete short of the end zone as time expired.

PHOTO: Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks for a receiver during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks for a receiver during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Carr was 16 of 34 for 172 yards.

"Obviously there is a lot of anger," Carr said. "Obviously there is a lot of disappointment. But no one's giving up; no one is going to give up."

Rivers hurt his right leg midway through the third quarter but stayed in the game. Rivers also had the wind knocked out of him and was walking gingerly on the sideline in the fourth as backup Kellen Clemens warmed up.

Rivers went back in after Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 25-yard field goal to pull the Raiders within a touchdown with four minutes to play.

The Chargers (6-4) welcomed back Ryan Mathews, Manti Te'o and Melvin Ingram, who had been out since September.

Rivers was hurt after a 28-yard completion to Floyd was negated by a holding call against left tackle King Dunlap. The Chargers had to settle for Nick Novak's 52-yard field goal that made it 13-3.

Oakland got to the San Diego 7 with 4:10 left, but the drive stalled and Janikowski kicked his 25-yarder.

The Chargers were coming off their bye, which was preceded by a 37-0 loss at Miami on Nov. 2, their worst in 18 seasons.

Carr fumbled on the game's first play from scrimmage when he mishandled a shotgun snap, and San Diego linebacker Donald Butler recovered at the 22. Two plays later, Floyd leaped to catch a touchdown pass over T.J. Carrie.

Carr almost led the Raiders to an upset of the Chargers on Oct. 12 but was intercepted with 1:13 to play to preserve San Diego's 31-28 victory.

The Raiders crossed the 50-yard line only twice Sunday. They got to the San Diego 23 on their third drive before settling for Janikowski's 42-yard field goal.


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