Chargers vs. Raiders live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ game

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The Raiders and Chargers have followed nearly identical paths this season, and neither has been ideal.

Las Vegas fired Josh McDaniels after a 3-5 start, climbed back to .500 and has since dropped to 5-8. Los Angeles started 2-4, climbed back to .500 and has also fallen out of the playoff conversation at 5-8. A coaching change may be in store for the Chargers as well in the coming weeks. 

The biggest storyline entering the “Thursday Night Football” matchup between these AFC West rivals is the absence of Chargers QB Justin Herbert, who is set to miss the remainder of the season. Herbert has never missed a start due to injury, but that will change when former fifth-round pick Easton Stick makes his first NFL start in Las Vegas.

MORE: What to know about Chargers QB Easton Stick’s roots

While the Chargers should be at a disadvantage with Stick having so little in-game experience at the NFL level, the Raiders are dealing with quarterback uncertainty of their own. Interim coach Antonio Pierce declined to commit to rookie Aidan O’Connell as his starter during the week, days after a 3-0 loss to the Vikings.

Whether it’s O’Connell or the veteran Jimmy Garoppolo under center for Las Vegas, offense might be hard to come by against a Chargers defense that taken positive steps even as the team has spiraled.

Both of these teams could look very different in 2024, and a loss on Thursday night might expedite some of those changes as the offseason approaches.

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The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Chargers vs. Raiders on “Thursday Night Football.” Follow along with all of the key moments below.

Chargers vs. Raiders score

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Chargers 0
Raiders 7

Chargers vs. Raiders live updates, results, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’

(All times Eastern)

Raiders 7, Chargers 0

8:28 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — After Michael Mayer sets up 1st & Goal, the Raiders drive it in on a run by Zamir White! They didn’t score last week, but it’s already 7-0, Las Vegas.

8:25 p.m. — O’Connell got the job partly because Jimmy Garoppolo couldn’t get the ball to Davante Adams, and now O’Connell connects with Adams for a big 24-yard gain. The Raiders are in the red zone after getting shut out last week.

8:22 p.m. — Ameer Abdullah pushes forward for the first 1st down of the night.

8:21 p.m. — Aidan O’Connell goes for it all on 2nd & 2, but Tre Tucker didn’t gain enough separation from Michael Davis. 

8:20 p.m. — Zamir White, filling in for Jacobs, gets started with an impressive 8-yard run. 

8:18 p.m. — The Chargers work it to 3rd & 3, but Stick’s third down pass to Gerald Everett falls incomplete. The Raiders force a quick three-and-out. We could see a few of those tonight.

8:15 p.m. — The Chargers will start with the ball, so Stick will get an opportunity right away.

7:45 p.m. — Unlike some of this season’s notable backup quarterbacks, Easton Stick isn’t a rookie. In fact, he’s waited almost five full years for the opportunity to start. 

7:15 p.m. — The job status of Chargers coach Brandon Staley is one of the major storyline entering tonight’s game, but it feels as though the franchise would’ve made a change already is a firing was coming midseason. Win or lose, Staley is likely on his last legs in Los Angeles.

6:45 p.m. — Easton Stick won’t have a whole lot to work with in his first NFL start. Could this be rookie Quentin Johnston’s opportunity for a breakthrough?

6:20 p.m. — There were a few notable injury updates before tonight’s game, with Keenan Allen and Josh Jacobs both out but Raiders stars Davante Adams and Maxx Crosby slated to play. 

Chargers vs. Raiders start time

  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 14
  • Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT)

Thursday night’s game between the Chargers and Raiders will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. 

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What channel is Chargers vs. Raiders on today?

  • Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders
  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 14
  • TV channel (Los Angeles): KTTV (Channel 11)
  • TV channel (Las Vegas): KNTV (Channel 13)
  • Live stream: Amazon Prime Video | DAZN (in Canada)

Thursday’s clash between the Steelers and the Patriots will air exclusively on Amazon Prime outside of the Pittsburgh and Boston local markets. Al Michaels (play-by-play) and Kirk Herbstreit (color analyst) will be on the call from Acrisure Stadium, while Kaylee Hartung will offer her musings as a sideline reporter.

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Viewers in Los Angeles can watch the game on KTTV (Channel 11), while viewers in Las Vegas can watch on KNTV (Channel 13). 

Audience members in Canada can stream it on DAZN, which carries every NFL game of the season.

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