Rivers, who ranks first in wins (9), completions (298), pass yards (3,705) and pass TD (26) by an opposing QB at Oakland, couldn't find a target Thursday night. The Chargers QB threw two first-half interceptions to Raiders safety Erik Harris -- the first one a ghastly overthrow to Keenan Allen -- and could have had several more turnovers.
"It was obviously not the way you wanted to end your time coming here," Rivers said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. "It was one of the last-standing, last few active old-school NFL stadiums, kind of one of the originals.
"The atmosphere tonight was awesome. Just disappointed we didn't play better and find a way to win."
The Raiders pressured Rivers early and often, especially after left tackle Russell Okung left early with a groin injury. Yet, Rivers' mistakes didn't happen only with pressure in his face. According to Next Gen Stats, Rivers was 9-of-21 passing for 159 yards, TD and 3 INTs on passes with 2.5-plus seconds to throw. For the game, he finished 17-of-31 for 207 yards, 2 TDs and 3 INTs, while taking five sacks.
The end of the game epitomized Rivers' struggles.
"The two (first-quarter) interceptions and then eight plays not getting anything" at the end of the game, Rivers said. "I'm disappointed I didn't do a better job in those ... spots especially."
Rivers' depressing night marked the first time he's thrown three INTs in a game since Week 15, 2017 against the Chiefs.
With the Chargers falling to 4-6 on the season, coach Anthony Lynn knows the team's margin for error this season is zilch.
"I don't know if we can lose another game," Lynn said. "We have six games left and we have to regroup."