San Diego Surges To Win Over Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. - Another blown fourth-quarter lead for Oakland led to yet another San Diego win over the Raiders and the possible end of Coach Lane Kiffin's tenure. Darren Sproles' long kickoff return set up Nate Kaeding's go-ahead 47-yard field goal with 1:51 to play and LaDainian Tomlinson sealed the Chargers' 10th straight win over their AFC West rivals with a 41-yard TD run. Kiffin's job security had been in question even before the Raiders (1-3) blew a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter last week against Buffalo. Being unable to hold onto a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter against San Diego (2-2) sure won't help his situation. Tomlinson overcame a slow start to run for 106 yards and two scores.San Diego00325-28Oakland51003-18 First Quarter Oak-FG Janikowski 22, 10:57. Oak-Safety, Rivers tackled in end zone, 7:17. Second Quarter Oak-Miller 63 pass from Russell (Janikowski kick), 11:22. Oak-FG Janikowski 28, 5:26. Third Quarter SD-FG Kaeding 28, 7:34. Fourth Quarter SD-Gates 9 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), 14:12. SD-Tomlinson 13 run (Sproles pass from Rivers), 12:47. Oak-FG Janikowski 32, 2:47. SD-FG Kaeding 47, 1:51. SD-Tomlinson 41 run (Kaeding kick), 1:04. A-61,808. SDOakFirst downs1815Total Net Yards295323Rushes-yards30-14123-72Passing154251Punt Returns3-183-33Kickoff Returns5-1606-129Interceptions Ret.1-42-33Comp-Att-Int14-25-222-37-1Sacked-Yards Lost4-266-26Punts4-55.56-50.3Fumbles-Lost2-01-1Penalties-Yards3-158-64Time of Possession29:4230:18 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-San Diego, Tomlinson 20-106, Sproles 6-12, Rivers 3-12, Tolbert 1-11. Oakland, Bush 14-48, McFadden 7-20, Russell 2-4. PASSING-San Diego, Rivers 14-25-2-180. Oakland, Russell 22-37-1-277. RECEIVING-San Diego, Gates 5-58, Jackson 3-52, Chambers 2-42, Tomlinson 2-9, Tolbert 1-14, Sproles 1-5. Oakland, Bush 7-80, Miller 5-95, Higgins 4-35, Walker 2-34, McFadden 2-17, Curry 1-11, Griffith 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS-San Diego, Kaeding 44 (BK), 47 (WR). Oakland, Janikowski 76 (SH).