It's the Chargers' best start since 1994, when they went to the Super Bowl and lost to San Francisco.
After winning the toss in Overtime, Drew Brees led the Chargers within field goal range. On first down from the Oakland 20, after converting two 3rd and 10's, LaDainian Tomlinson ran 19 yards for the winning touchdown allowing the San Diego Chargers to beat Oakland 27-21 in a game between the AFC West's top teams. Tomlinson ran for 153 yards on 39 carries for the day. The Chargers were just looking to run the ball to setup a field goal attempt in OT but the hole was there and LT exploded through it.
The Raiders tied the score with just over a minute remaining in the game on a pass from Rich Gannon to Jon Ritchie for a 7-yard score. It was the first touchdown reception of the year for Ritchie.
San Diego quarterback Drew Brees ran 1 yard for the go-ahead score with 7:18 left before the Raiders answered with Ritchie's TD. On the drive Bill Romonowski gave an unnecessary roughness gift to the Bolts giving the Chargers an extra 15 yards with a tie score late in the 4th between division rivals.
Oakland had a chance to pull ahead with 11:44 left, but Sebastian Janikowski missed a 48-yard field goal wide left, his second miss of the game. He missed one that bounced off the right upright from 27 yards out in Oakland's opening drive.
The Raiders came back from a 14-0 deficit to tie the game in the first play of the 4th quarter as Gannon hit Jerry Porter on a quick slant for a TD. The Raiders were held scoreless in the first half for the first time this year. They finally got into the end zone on Gannon's 4-yard strike to Jerry Rice with 5:16 left in the third quarter.
Brees threw a TD pass to Reche Caldwell for the first Charger score in the 2nd quarter. The big play of the series was a double reverse on 2nd and 15 that Tim Dwight took for 19 yards. The Chargers took the 7-0 lead into halftime.
On the Chargers first possession after halftime they increased their lead with a touchdown pass from Brees to Tomlinson. The big play of the drive was again supplied by Dwight as he ran a crossing route and made a 31-yard catch as Brees feathered a pass in just over Rod Woodsen's hands.
Chargers win 27-21 in Overtime!
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