Sunday the Raiders offense exploded for some outstanding performances. But none more so than rookie receiver Amari Cooper, who just keeps setting new Raiders and NFL marks each week.
"He's amazing, he's awesome and he's one of the best in this league," said Derek Carr. "Obviously because he's a rookie and hasn't done it for a certain amount of time people won't say that but he's one of the best."
Carr and Cooper hooked up five times in this game, the biggest catches were his 44-yard jump ball and his 55-yard screen catch for a score. After the game, Carr said that was a "please catch it" type play. Jack Del Rio talked about how that jump ball happened.
"It was third and long and Derek gave him a shot," said Del Rio. "We call those 50/50 balls. When you have a player with the ability that Amari has maybe it's a little bit better odds than that."
"He's continuing to do things the right way," Del Rio said of Cooper's overall play. "It starts with the way he works. He's really soft spoken, pretty humble guy, just loves to play football. He comes to work every day, he's serious about his job so he's off to a nice start."
Here are a few of the marks Cooper reached in the game:
Cooper is also the first Raiders rookie and the second Raider overall (Moss, 2005) with at least 400 receiving yards through the first six games.
Cooper is the fifth rookie in NFL history with at least 500 receiving yards through six games, and just the third since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger (Anquan Boldin in 2003, Randy Moss in 1998).
Cooper is the first rookie wide receiver since 1960 with at least four catches in each of his first six NFL games. He is now tied with Marcus Allen (1982) for the most games by a Raiders rookie with at least five receptions (four).
Cooper now has three 100-yard receiving games this season, tying Denarius Moore (three in 2011) for the most by a Raiders rookie.
WR Amari Cooper and WR Michael Crabtree became the first and second Raiders ever to record more than 30 receptions through the team's first six games of a season.
Cooper wasn't alone, though. There were plenty of team superlatives to go around. Here are a few more:
The Raiders are now 3-3 on the season, marking the Raiders' best start through six games since a 4-2 beginning in 2011.
The Raiders earned their first divisional win on the road since Oct. 28, 2012, a 26-16 win at Kansas City.
The Raiders get their first win at Qualcomm Stadium since Nov. 10, 2011 (24-17).
The 37 points are the most by the Raiders since a 39-point outing on Dec. 19, 2010.
QB Derek Carr finished the contest 24-of-31 passing for 289 yards with three touchdowns and a passer rating of 137.7 which is the second highest of his career.
Carr's 77.4 completion percentage is the fifth best in a road game in franchise history (min. 20 attempts).
Carr completed his 10th career multi-touchdown game and fourth three-touchdown game, both the most by a Raider through his first two seasons. Carr is the first Raider since Rich Gannon (2002) with at least 10 passing touchdowns through six games.
Rookie TE Clive Walford scored his first career touchdown. He got open along the right sideline for a 23-yard touchdown.
LB Malcolm Smith was a force in the game, leading all tackles with 11 solo stops, one sack (nine yards), one tackle for loss, two quarterback hits, one interception and two passes defensed.
Smith halted the Chargers' opening drive when he intercepted a pass deflected by CB TJ Carrie and ran the interception back 29 yards to put the Raiders inside the red zone for the first time. Smith now has three career interceptions in the regular season and his fifth overall (two in 2013 postseason). His last pick came in Super Bowl XLVIII vs. Denver.
Smith added a sack of Philip Rivers in the fourth quarter, marking his second straight game with a sack. He now has three sacks on the season and five for his career.
CB DJ Hayden intercepted Philip Rivers for the second time in his career (Oct. 6, 2013), recording his third career pick.
Hayden finished the game with 10 solo tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
K Sebastian Janikowski connected on three field goals in the first half (29, 32 and 31 yards), giving him 374 conversions in his career. Janikowski moves ahead of Jan Stenerud and Phil Dawson (373) and into 11th place on the all-time list.