Not even a short trip to Southern California was enough to shake the Oakland Raiders out of their losing ways. Amid a dizzying string of penalties and missed opportunities, Dennis Allen’s team dropped its fifth straight with a 26-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 16.
The Raiders had a recipe for beating the Chargers, having pulled it off earlier this season. They even got off to an early lead in the rematch before the roof caved in.
Most of the damage was self-inflicted, as Oakland failed to capitalize when given the chance while San Diego pounced on enough of the mistakes to drop the Raiders to 4-11.
Here are some of the top takeaways from Oakland’s loss to San Diego.