With the Broncos losing to Kansas City, the Raiders would have won the AFC West had they defeated the Chargers at the O.co Sunday. At the end of the day, the Raiders finished with the same 8-8 record as last year.
A holding penalty on Rock Cartwright on the opening kickoff of the second half against San Diego gave Oakland the dubious double-double NFL record of most penalties and most penalty yards in a single season.
Defensive lineman Justin Smith aggravated a left knee injury Sunday, and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh thought his day was over. But when the 49ers needed the defense to step up, Smith stepped out on the field.