NFL: San Diego 26, Oakland 13

Dec. 22, 2013 at 8:31 PM

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Ryan Mathews ran for 99 yards with a touchdown Sunday, helping the San Diego Chargers remain in playoff contention with a 26-13 victory over Oakland.

Mathews' performance gave him 1,111 rushing yards on the season, surpassing his previous career high of 1,091 set in 2011.

Philip Rivers went 19-of-29 through the air for 201 yards with a touchdown pass to Kennan Allen and an interception as the Chargers (8-7) notched a fourth win in five games.

San Diego needs a victory over Kansas City next week and losses by Baltimore and Miami to claim an AFC wild-card berth.

The Raiders (4-11) dropped a fifth straight, with Matt McGloin passing for 206 passing yards with an interception.

Darren McFadden scored Oakland's only touchdown.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Matt Wisler strong again as Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Cincinnati Bengals' Green: "My time is coming"
Tim Hudson comes full circle as San Francisco Giants edge Oakland Athletics
Johnny Manziel has chance to start for Cleveland Browns