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After the Raiders drove to the Chargers’ 1-yard line in the third quarter, quarterback Derek Carr was called on to pass and threw an interception to Melvin Ingram.
“I done seen it happen to me on the game’s biggest stage,” Lynch told ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez after the game. “Now it’s happened in a regular season game. It’s alright, though.”
Russell Wilson attempted to hit Ricardo Lockette on a quick slant, but Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler stepped up to intercept the pass and seal the win.
ESPN Stats & Info noted since Super Bowl 49 that Lynch’s teams are 0-of-4 with two interceptions on pass attempts from the 1-yard line.
During the Raiders’ postgame press conference, head coach Jon Gruden said the team “hadn’t thrown the ball in a goal-to-go situation all year” and the decision “just didn’t work out.”
Lynch is off to an excellent start this season. He ranks fourth in the NFL with 300 yards rushing, though the Chargers did hold him to a season-low 31 on nine carries.
The Raiders dropped to 1-4 after their loss, tied with the Indianapolis Colts for the worst record in the AFC.