Chargers defeat Raiders again

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week They have won four in a row over the Raiders for the first time since taking the first six meetings from 1960-62, when Davis was their defensive ends coach. Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer improved to 24-7 in his career against the Raiders. “Marty hates the Raiders. I don’t know why,” safety Terrence Kiel said. “He told us that last night. It’s something personal.” The Raiders, who had been competitive in their first three losses, regressed coming out of the bye week and struggled after losing Randy Moss with bruised ribs and a strained groin in the first quarter. Oakland committed penalties to extend San Diego’s first two touchdown drives, Kerry Collins was just 24 for 48 for 292 yards and threw his first interception of the season, and the Raiders had only 39 yards rushing. “You don’t feel good about anything when you played the way we played,” Raiders coach Norv Turner said. Tomlinson showed off his all-around skills with 140 yards rushing and 39 yards receiving. But his biggest thrill came from his 4-yard touchdown pass to Justin Peelle late in the second quarter. Oakland lost Moss late in the first quarter when Collins underthrew him on a deep pass. Moss leaped in between two defenders before falling awkwardly to the ground. Moss was attended to by trainers and limped off the field. He played only one more play the rest of the game, finishing with no catches. He underwent X-rays and his status for next week isn’t known. “When he left the game, it gave us more of an edge,” Merriman said. “They tried to hit us two times for big plays. When they finally figured out they weren’t going to beat us with 60- or 70-yard plays, they had to change their game.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “In the celebration in the end zone I said, ‘Superman, you can do it all,’ ” Brees said. “He can do a lot of things. Obviously, he had a big game today.” Tomlinson delivered another big performance against the Raiders (1-4) — he has 620 yards rushing in the last four meetings — to help San Diego (3-3) dominate this rivalry in a way they haven’t since Al Davis was on the Chargers’ side. center_img OAKLAND — Drew Brees might need to feel threatened about his job security. It’s not first-round pick Philip Rivers breathing down his neck, it’s star running back LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson threw his second touchdown pass of the season and added scores running and catching the ball in a performance for the record books to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 27-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. last_img

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