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

The Raiders (3-0) face the Chargers (2-1) on “Monday Night Football” at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The game will be broadcasted by ESPN. 

Las Vegas made NFL history in its first three games, becoming the first team to earn a 3-0 record by defeating squads that all won 10 or more games the previous year, according to CBS. Quarterback Derek Carr led the league through three weeks with 1,203 passing yards, and he has also thrown for six touchdowns against two interceptions. 

As of Sunday afternoon, the Raiders’ defense ranks 15th in the NFL by allowing 24.0 points per game. 

Los Angeles is coming off a 30-24 win at Kansas City on Sept. 26. Reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Justin Herbert has thrown for 956 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions, while the Chargers’ defense ranks seventh in the league (20.0 points per game). 

This will be the 124th meeting between the Raiders and the Chargers. Las Vegas leads the all-time series, 66-55-2, though Los Angeles has won five of the last eight games. 

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Raiders vs. Chargers on “Monday Night Football.” Follow below for complete results.

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Raiders vs. Chargers score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Raiders 0
Chargers 7 14

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

Live updates will start around kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET. 

10:44 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN LAS VEGAS. The Raiders score for the first time thanks to a 10-yard pass from Carr to Renfrow. It was an 11-play, 78-yard drice for Las Vegas over a 5:59 span. Los Angeles now leads, 21-7. 

Second quarter: Los Angeles 21, Las Vegas 0 

The Chargers put together a dominant first half behind a 175-yard passing effort from Herbert, along with three touchdowns. Las Vegas, which entered Monday’s game ranked sixth in the NFL in scoring offense (30.0 points per game), has recorded just 51 yards and one first down. 

10:14 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Herbert found Ekeler for a 14-yard score with 33 seconds left in the first half, concluding a nine-play, 69-yard drive for Los Angeles over a 2:15 span. It leads 21-0 with 29 seconds left in the second quarter. 

According to NFL Research, Herbert is the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to reach 500-plus completions before his 20th NFL start. 

9:57 p.m. TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Herbert found tight end Jared Cook for a 10-yard touchdown on third-and-8, capping off a six-play, 80-yard drive for Los Angeles over a 3:35 span. It leads 14-0 with 4:21 left in the second quarter. Herbert has completed 13-of-17 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns. 

9:42 p.m.: Los Angeles went three-and-out for its second consecutive drive and third in its last four series. It has 114 offensive yards compared to Las Vegas’ 22. 

9:37 p.m.: The Raiders went seven yards on their first series of the second quarter and turned the football over after an unsuccessful fourth-and-3 attempt. 

First quarter: Los Angeles 7, Las Vegas 0 

The Chargers have a 7-0 lead after the first quarter. Herbert has completed 7-of-10 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown, while Carr has completed 3-of-5 passes for 19 yards. The Raiders do not have a first down and had zero yards. 

9:23 p.m.: On fourth-and-12, Los Angeles attempted a fake punt but Raiders receiver Hunter Renfrow — the designated punt returner — broke up a pass intended for Chargers receiver Tevaughn Campbell. Las Vegas will take over at its 41-yard line. 

9:11 p.m.: Los Angeles went three-and-out on its second drive, as did the Raiders. Chargers linebacker Joey Bosa forced a fumble on third-and-6, backing Las Vegas up for a 45-yard punt from its 15-yard line. The Chargers will take over at their 40-yard line, leading 7-0 with 4:06 left in the first quarter. 

9:08 p.m.: Las Vegas went three-and-out on its first drive. Running back Josh Jacobs had two carries for three yards, and Carr threw an incomplete pass. AJ Cole punted 54 yards to Los Angeles’ 13-yard line. 

8:59 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Herbert threw a 4-yard pass to receiver Donald Parham Jr. for the first score of the game. Los Angeles went on a 12-play, 75-yard drive and leads 7-0 with 8:01 left in the first quarter. 

8:56 p.m.: Chargers running back Austin Ekeler left the game following an 18-yard rush in the first quarter. 

8:50 p.m.: The Raiders won the toss and deferred to the second half. 

8:21 p.m.: Las Vegas and Los Angeles is currently delayed due to lightning. It is now scheduled to start at 8:55 p.m. ET. 

Raiders vs. Chargers start time

  • Date: Monday, Oct. 4
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

“Monday Night Football” will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET. Every Monday night game in 2021 is scheduled to start at that time.

How to watch ‘Monday Night Football’

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Watch ESPN | ESPN App |  

“Monday Night Football” will air on ESPN, as always. The traditional broadcast will consist of play-by-play man Steve Levy, analysts Brian Griese and Louis Riddick as well as sideline reporter Lisa Salters.

Streamers will be able to watch the game via Watch ESPN, the ESPN app or by using fuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial.

In Canada, viewers can watch the Raiders vs. Chargers contest on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game.

Monday Night Football schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup
Week 1 Sept. 13 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens
Week 2 Sept. 20 Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Week 3 Sept. 27 Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Week 4 Oct. 4 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Week 5 Oct. 11 Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts
Week 6 Oct. 18 Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills
Week 7 Oct. 25 Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints
Week 8 Nov. 1 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants
Week 9 Nov. 8 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears
Week 10 Nov. 15 San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 11 Nov. 22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants
Week 12 Nov. 29 Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 13 Dec. 6 Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
Week 14 Dec. 13 Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 15 Dec. 20 Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings
Week 16 Dec. 27 New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins
Week 17 Jan. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

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