Team Notes

The win over the Raiders was the Chargers' first in six tries. The Chargers' last win over the Raiders came on Dec. 26, 1999 in San Diego. The Chargers' last win over the Raiders in Oakland was on Oct. 5, 1997. The Chargers also had lost eight of the last nine meetings with Oakland.

Marty Schottenheimer now has an all-time record of 20-5 (.800) as a head coach against the Raiders.

The win in Oakland was the Chargers first in overtime since Nov. 1, 1987 when they defeated the Browns 27-24 in San Diego. The Chargers had lost their last eight overtime games.

The Chargers held the Raiders to 37 yards rushing, believe it or not their 2nd lowest total of the season. They held the Bengals to 36 yards rushing in Week 1.

The Chargers rushed for 172 yards on 42 carries against the Raiders while holding Oakland to just 37 yards on 12 carries. The Raiders came into the game ranked third in the NFL against the rush, having held opponents to just 79.2 yards per game.

After Sunday's game, the Chargers' offense is ranked second in the league in rushing yards per game (161.7). Defensively, the Bolts are second in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (78.7).

The Chargers held the Raiders to a 1-for-7 (14 percent) third-down conversion rate while maintaining their high standards by going 6-13 on 3rd downs to keep their 3rd down conversion rate for the season at 47.3% (43-91).

Brees has been sacked eight times in 204 pass attempts, a ratio of just one sack per 25.5 pass attempts. As a team, the Chargers have 22 sacks led by Adrian Dingle and Raylee Johnson.

The Chargers are off to a 6-1 start, their best since 1994 when they went 6-1 to open the season. It's the fifth time in team history the Chargers have started the season 6-1, fourth counting non-strike seasons. The Chargers also started 6-1 or better in 1994 (6-1), 1987 (8-1, strike year), 1963 (11-1) and 1961 (11-1).

Coach Marty Schottenheimer has given the team Tuesday, and Friday through Monday off for the bye week. The Wednesday and Thursday practices will be a return to the fundamentals, with the bulk of preparation for the Jets' visit on Nov. 3 starting next week. Schottenheimer said he expects TE Stephen Alexander (foot), LB Junior Seau (ankle) and DE Marcellus Wiley (groin) to return for the Jets game.

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