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Novak's late kick leads Chargers past Raiders 17-16

This time the field goal went in for the Los Angeles Chargers, and it was the opponent wondering what went wrong on a key kick.

Nick Novak kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play of the game and the Chargers took advantage of a key missed extra point by Giorgio Tavecchio after a bad snap to beat the Oakland Raiders 17-16 on Sunday.

The Chargers (2-4) had been done in by poor kicks this season, losing twice on misses by former kicker Younghoe Koo . Novak missed a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter, but delivered when it counted most.

"When you do your job well and help contribute to a win, that's what you dream for, right?" Novak said...