SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (6-3) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (3-6)
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Schottenheimer: 22-7||Turner: 1-1|
|LAST WEEK||Bye (Wk. 9: W 43-17 vs. Saints)||Bye (Wk. 9: W 27-24 at Panthers)|
|LAST GAME||10/31/04: Raiders 14 at Chargers 42. San Diego QB Drew Brees completes 88.0 percent of his passes (22 of 25) for 281 yards & 5 TDs versus 0 INTs for 153.1 passer rating.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||9/28/03: Raiders 34, Chargers 31 (OT). Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski kicks game-winning 46-yard FG with 5:01 remaining in OT.|
|BROADCAST||CBS (1:05 PM PT): Don Criqui, Steve Tasker|
|PASSING||Brees: 160-242-1,854-18 (3C)-3-108.7 (2C)||K. Collins: 150-256-1,690-5-12-65.4|
|RUSHING||Tomlinson: 179-689-3.8-8||Zereoue: 88-333-3.8-3|
|RECEIVING||Gates (TE): 54 (T2C)-602-11.1-8 (1C)||Porter: 33-460-13.9-1|
|SACKS||Foley: 6.0||Kelly: 3.0|
|INTs||Florence, J. Wilson: 2||Buchanon: 2|
|PUNTING||Scifres: 42.2||Lechler: 48.5 (1L)|
|KICKING||Kaeding (R): 68 (T3C) (32/32 PAT; 12/13 FG)||Janikowski: 61 (16/16 PAT; 15/17 FG)|
CHARGERS: Head coach Marty Schottenheimer has career 22-7
(.759) record vs. Raiders. Team averaging 2nd-most points per game in NFL
(29.1) & 3rd in TDs scored (32). Join NE, Ind., & Balt. as only AFC teams
outscoring opponents in every quarter.
QB Drew Brees is 3rd in NFL in passer rating (108.7). Brees has 9 TDs w/o INT in past 2. Brees owns league's 3rd-best 4th qtr passer rating (120.5) & stands 4th among AFC passers on 3rd down (102.9).
RB LaDainian Tomlinson has rushing TD in 8 of 9 games, including past 6 in row. Among NFL's top 50 rushers, RB Jesse Chatman ties for highest per-carry avg. of 7.2 (Michael Vick, Atl. & LaMont Jordan, NYJ).
TE Antonio Gates (54) tied for 2nd-most catches in AFC & is tied for 2nd-most 3rd down receptions (19). Gates' 8 TD catches lead AFC.
Club's +8 turnover ratio is tied for 3rd-best in AFC. Only defense in NFL not to allow run of 20+ yards. LB Steve Foley ranks 2nd among AFC LBs w/ 6.0 sacks, including 1.5 in last game vs. NO.
Rookie K Nate Kaeding (No. 65) is tied for 3rd among AFC kickers in scoring (68).
RAIDERS: Have won 10 of past 14 meetings in series.
QB Kerry Collins has 230+ passing yards in past 3 games & is completing 55.4 pct. of 4th quarter passes (41 of 74).
RB Tyrone Wheatley has 3 rushing TDs in past 2. Wheatley is 5 for 5 in 3rd & 1 rush attempts. RB Amos Zereoue has 3 TDs through 9 games; scored 2 TDs in all of 2003 w/ Steelers. Zereoue has catch in 8 consecutive games. Wheatley & Zereoue combined for 64 receiving yards on 9 receptions in 10/31 meeting.
WR Jerry Porter has 4+ catches in 6 of 8 games. WR Ronald Curry tied for 8th in AFC w/ 13 catches on 3rd down w/ 2 TDs. WR Doug Gabriel averages 17.9 yards per catch on 19 receptions. TE Doug Jolley has 147 rec. yards on 10 catches & 1 TD in past 3. Rookie TE Courtney Anderson (No. 245) has catch in 7 of 9 games.
Defense ranks 4th in AFC in rush yards allowed per att (3.7). DE Tyler Brayton has not missed game in career (25).
P Shane Lechler leads NFL with 48.5 avg. on 37 punts. No punter has averaged 50.0 yards for season.