Tomlinson tied the NFL mark for consecutive games with a touchdown with the grab – his 18th straight game with a touchdown. It was his first receiving touchdown of the year. He tied Hall of Famer Lenny Moore while also matching Hall of Famer Jim Brown for second fastest player to 70 touchdowns (69 games).
After Bhawoh Jue intercepted a Kerry Collins pass, Tomlinson took over the ground game. He rushed for 33 yards on four carries, including a seven-yard run for his second score of the game. Michael Turner also had two rushes for 14 yards.
With Randy Moss knocked out of the game temporarily on the Raiders ensuing drive, Collins hit Doug Gabriel for 32 yards and Randal Williams for 21 yards before LaMont Jordan ran it in from four yards out to cut the lead in half, 14-7 Chargers. Moss returned to the game for Jordan's touchdown run but would miss the rest of the game.
The Chargers scored on their third straight possession when Nate Kaeding connected from 32 yards out. He would later hit again from 32 yards to extend the Chargers lead to 20 points.
After Brees hit Eric Parker for 13 yards, Tomlinson bust one for 29 yards to the Oakland 30 yard line. On third down inside the ten, Tomlinson got the handoff, pulled back, and tossed a pass to Justin Peelle for a touchdown and 24-7 lead, the fourth straight possession with a score.
On fourth and six from the 13, Collins hit Alvis Whithead for the first down and Jordan pounded it into the end zone from a yard out, 27-14 San Diego. Collins went 6-for-10 on the drive for 70 yards.
Doug Gabriel caught a tipped pass off the hand of Quentin Jammer on fourth and five on their own 45 in the fourth quarter to give the Raiders a first down. The Raiders would go for it again on fourth down and the Bolts would deny them another chance for success. On the next play, Tomlinson coughed up the football and the Raiders recovered the ball deep in San Diego territory. Head coach Marty Schottenheimer would challenge the call and Tomlinson was ruled down.