SD-OAK Grades: Raiders QB Derek Carr Grades Well in Close Win - John Kosko
Veteran QB Philip Rivers had a fine enough day, despite two early interceptions. He tested the Raiders’ defense deep quite often, as eight of his 30 attempts were beyond 20 yards in the air, but he was only able to complete three of them for 104 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. When kept clean, Rivers was extremely accurate, as he had a passer rating of 135.4 and completed 16-of-22 for 302 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception; when the pressure got to him, however, the signal caller had a rough go of it, as he threw an interception and fumbled on a sack.
Joey Bosa earns an excellent grade in NFL debut - Sam Monson
Bosa rushed the passer 20 times and notched two sacks, a hit and four hurries. That’s seven total pressures, or hurrying the QB on more than a third of his pass-rushing snaps. He also made three tackles, and every time he got hold of somebody it was a defensive stop on the play.
Joey Bosa's two-sack performance in his debut quiets critics -- for now - Eric Williams
"It’s nice to get the butterflies out because I was pretty nervous coming into this game," Bosa said. "There was a lot tension leading up to this moment. But I’m happy with the way that I played.
The list of excruciating Chargers defeats over the last 2 seasons is a long one - Mark Simon
2016 Week 5 -- at Raiders. The Chargers had a win probability of about 76 percent a little less than three minutes into the third quarter.
Top 10 players from Week 5 of the 2016 NFL season - Sam Monson
27 snaps of Bosa was all the Chargers fans got for his rookie debut, but it was more than enough to leave them excited about their No. 3 overall pick. Bosa notched two sacks, and seven total pressures on only 20 pass-rushing snaps, while playing both defensive end and outside linebacker and splitting between the left and right side of the line. (Check out his various alignments below.) He looked every bit the player he was at Ohio State — which is to say the most dominant defender in college football over the past two seasons.