Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chargers take advantage of Raider miscues on Monday Night Football

Chargers 22 Raiders 14
OAKLAND (09-10-12) A 6-yard touchdown pass and five field goals was all the San Diego Chargers (1-0) needed to knock off the Oakland Raiders (0-1) in the season opener. The Chargers have now won 15 of their last 18 games against the Raiders. They will meet again at Qualcomm Stadium on December 30th in the last game of the regular season.

Raiders Special Teams Miscues

In the second quarter the Raiders lost their long snapper Jon Condo to a head injury after catching a knee from one of his teammates. The result would be two botched snaps and a punt blocked by Chargers tight end Dante Rosario in the second half.

Former San Diego State LB Miles Burris

The Raiders rookie linebacker started in the first game of his NFL career. He recorded a total of nine tackles (7 solo & 2 for losses).

Impact Chargers on Offense

QB Phillip Rivers
Completed 24 out of 33 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown.

WR Malcom Floyd
Caught four passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Chargers Offensive Line
Allowed only one sack

Impact Chargers on Defense

OLB Shaun Phillips
Recorded two sacks (Both in the 2nd half)

Rookie OLB Melvin Ingram
Forced the game’s only turnover in the first quarter and recovered an onside kick late in the fourth that clinched the game.

Chargers Run Defense
Held Raiders RB Darren McFadden to only 32 yards on 15 carries. McFadden ended up being the Raiders leading receiver with 13 catches (career high) for 86 yards.

Next Week

The Chargers open their home schedule this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans (0-1). The Titans are coming off a 34-13 home loss to the New England Patriots.

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