By Josh Dubow

The Associated Press

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Cincinnati at Oakland

When: 1:25 p.m. Nov. 17

OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr engineered another late winning drive. Karl ­Joseph delivered the sealing defensive play. It may not have come easy, but the Oakland Raiders managed to pull out a dramatic victory that put them squarely in the AFC playoff race.

Rookie Josh Jacobs scored on an 18-yard run with 1:02 remaining and the Raiders (5-3) pulled out their second thriller in five days, beating the Los Angeles Chargers 26-24 on Thursday night.

“We just found a way to win. That says so much about our team,” Carr said. “Some nights are just tougher than others. This was just one of those nights that was just tougher. You see our team with the resilience. No one cared, no one flinched.

It was a repeat performance from Sunday when Carr’s late TD pass to Hunter Renfrow and Joseph’s pass breakup in the end zone delivered a 31-24 win over Detroit.

“That says a lot about our team,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said. “We have a lot of resilient guys. We compete. You may beat us. But we’ll be a hard out to get. We’ll battle.”

Melvin Gordon had 22 carries for 108 yards and a TD that put the Chargers (4-6) up 14-10 in the second quarter.

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