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. We want to win every week, we'd like to go to the Super Bowl and win it for our fans, and our players, and everybody included.
Josh Jacobs #28 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates with quarterback Derek Carr #4 after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at RingCentral Coliseum on November 3 in Oakland, California. But Thursday night was one the safety will remember for the rest of his life.
On the first possession of the game, the Chargers marched down the field but quarterback Philip Rivers sailed a ball over the head of Keenan Allen and right into the arm of Harris, who took it back 59 yards to the Chargers' 31-yard line.
"As soon as I saw it, I was just thinking, 'Go!"' he said. At the half, Jacobs had just 19 rushing yards, but eventually the levies broke, and No. 28 left his imprint on the game.
Harris intercepted Rivers on the Chargers' first drive of the game, leading to a field goal from Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson. Rivers finished 17 of 31 for 207 passing yards, with two touchdown passes and three interceptions. "I knew this would either be a big run or a first down and luckily it was a big run".
"Sack totals are driving me nuts", coach Jon Gruden said after the Raiders' 26-24 win over the Chargers.
"It gave us a lot of momentum, a lot of energy", linebacker Tahir Whitehead said of Harris' picks. But we'll be a hard out to get.
Like the way it ended, this one could not have started any worse for Rivers.
Raiders safety Erik Harris caught two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown. But he fell short at the end.
The Chargers settled for a field goal after getting inside the 10 later in the quarter.
Alec Ingold gets home - The rookie fullback has been a key cog in the Raiders' offense in 2019, and while Ingold's stats won't necessarily blow you away, make no mistake about it, the man deserves a handshake for everything he's done in 2019.
Melvin Gordon had 22 carries for 108 yards and a TD that put the Chargers up 14-10 in the second quarter.