McCoy: Chargers pick a bad night to have a bad night, with 5 turnovers, other mistakes

The San Diego Chargers were beaten and beaten up in a mostly miserable performance in a 27-17 loss at Oakland on Sunday night.

Philip Rivers threw three interceptions, the Chargers lost two fumbles, and running back Ryan Mathews sustained a concussion and outside linebacker Jarrett Johnson injured a hamstring.

Says rookie coach Mike McCoy: "It's unfortunate. Last night, we picked a bad night to have a bad night."

Besides the turnovers, there were plenty of plays to second-guess. Among them was running back Danny Woodhead getting stuffed on fourth-and-goal from the 1 early in the second quarter.

Terrelle Pryor made big plays for the Raiders, including turning a potential sack into a third-and-long conversion to keep a fourth-quarter scoring drive alive.

The Chargers (2-3) host Indianapolis (4-1) next Monday night.


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