Raiders at Chargers preview

The Chargers are looking for a sweep of the Raiders on Sunday night - the second straight year they can bring out the broom.

LEADER 54-35-2  
STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Turner: 1-3 Schottenheimer: 24-7
LAST WEEK L 33-21 vs. Dolphins W 23-17 (OT) at Redskins
LAST GAME 10/16/05: Chargers 27 at Raiders 14. San Diego RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for TD, has TD reception & passes for TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/31/04: Chargers 42, Raiders 14. San Diego QB Drew Brees passes for 5 TDs as Chargers score on 6 of 1st 7 possessions.
BROADCAST ESPN (5:30 PM PT): Mike Patrick, Paul Maguire, Joe Theismann, Suzy Kolber (Field reporter). CBS Radio: Dave Sims, John Riggins, Rick Walker (Field reporter).
PASSING Collins: 223-406-2,882 (3L)-15-9-80.5 Brees: 223-346-2,653-18 (T3C)-11-91.8
RUSHING Jordan: 218-789-3.6-9 (T3C) Tomlinson: 236-1,086 (2C)-4.6-17 (1C)
RECEIVING Jordan (RB): 59-483-8.2-2 Gates (TE): 59-823 (2C)-13.9-7 (T2C)
OFFENSE 332.0 366.4
DEFENSE 332.1 312.5
SACKS Burgess: 11.0 (T1L) Merriman (R): 7.0
INTs Schweigert: 1 Jue: 3
PUNTING Lechler: 44.8 Scifres: 45.0
KICKING Janikowski: 75 (24/24 PAT; 17/23 FG) Kaeding: 83 (38/38 PAT; 15/18 FG)


One of seven NFL teams wtih 3rd down success rate of 40-plus percent (56-of-131, 42.7). The Chargers have won four in a row vs. Oakland and aim for their first 5-game winning streak in series since 1960-62 (six in row). Head coach Marty Schottenheimer has more regular season wins over Oakland (23) than any other head coach in NFL history.

In his past four games vs. the Raiders, quarterback Drew Brees is 4-0 and has eight touchdowns and no interceptions, including a single-game career-best 5 TDs (10/31/04) for 110.7 passer rating.

In the last meeting, running back LaDainian Tomlinson became the fourth player in the Super Bowl era to run for, catch and throw a touchdown in the same game. He has rushed for 1,015 yards in past seven games against the Raiders (145.0/game) and has a touchdown in each of those seven (8 rush TDs, 2 rec. TDs). He also hss two career touchdown passes against the Raiders.

In the past two games at Qualcomm Stadium vs. Oakland, wide receiver Keenan McCardell has three touchdowns (including Super Bowl XXXVII with Tampa Bay). Tight end Antonio Gates leads NFL tight ends with 59 catches & 823 yards and is tied for most touchdowns (7).


Head coach Norv Turner was San Diego's offensive coordinator in 2001.

Quarterback Kerry Collins has 17 touchdowns vs. 11 interceptions in ten divisional games as a Raider. He ranks 3rd in the NFL with 2,882 passing yards.

Running back LaMont Jordan rushed for two touchdowns in the last meeting, his 1st career two-touchdown game. The team is 4-1 when Jordan has over 20 carries. He ranks 3rd in the AFC with 1,272 scrimmage yards (789 rush, 483 rec.). Jordan is NFL's only player with 700+ rush and 400+ receiving yards.

Wide receiver Randy Moss has two 120-plus yard games against the Chargers, amassing 18 catches for 247 yards and two touchdowns in those two. In the past three road games, Jerry Porter has 19 catches for 333 yards (111.0 per game) with four touchdowns. He aims for 4th road game in row with a TD.

Defensive end Derrick Burgess had 2.0 sacks in the last meeting. In his career, Burgess has six games with career- best 2.0 sacks (five this season) and two of those games came against the Chargers. He is tied for the NFL lead with 11.0 sacks. Safety Stuart Schweigert is tied for an NFL-high with three defensive fumble recoveries.

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