Raiders coach Jack Del Rio estimates that 60, maybe 70 percent of the attendees at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday supported his team against the home San Diego Chargers. At the end, when Derek Carr was taking knees to tick off the clock ahead of the Raiders’ 19-16 victory, it was fully 100 percent.
The Raiders are going back to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. They clinch a postseason berth with a 19-16 victory over the Chargers in San Diego.
In the 49ers’ 41-13 loss in Atlanta, they allow the Falcons to rush for 248 yards, setting the team franchise record for rushing yards allowed in one season at 2,486 – and they still have two games remaining.
DeMarcus Cousins dominates the undermanned Mavericks with 33 points, but only one other King scores in double figures in a 99-79 loss in Dallas. The 79 points is a season low for Sacramento.
Kings coach Dave Joerger responds to The Bee’s coverage of a confrontation between DeMarcus Cousins and Bee columnist Andy Furillo, calling the paper’s decision to publish a video and column showing Cousins’ targeting Furillo and other reporters “ridiculous.”
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UC Davis women’s team scores a Division I program-high for points in a game as seven players reach double figures in a 110-78 win over Sacramento State. UCD has season highs for shooting percentage, free throws, rebounds, assists and blocked shots.
Joe Pavelski scores for the San Jose Sharks, who have their four-game winning streak snapped by the Blackhawks in a 4-1 loss in Chicago.
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