"We just kept playing," Tomlinson said. "In the first half, we didn't really get into a groove, we were in and out and three-and-out. They were playing good, solid defense. In the second half on the first drive, we were able to put some first downs together and wear them down a little bit. Then in the fourth quarter, things just started happening for us."
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--WR Vincent Jackson grabbed three catches for 52 yards -- all of which came in the second half. TE Antonio Gates also aided in the passing game, finishing with five receptions for 58 yards and a TD.
--S Eric Weddle showed consistency from beginning to end. He kicked off the game marking two tackles on the Raiders' first drive and ended with a team-high seven tackles. Also sparking the Bolts' defense, Jyles Tucker recorded three tackles in the first half before leaving for good with a hamstring injury.
"I told our guys to expect a physical football game," Norv Turner said. "They weren't disappointed in terms of what they got -- at least I was accurate. That was a very physical football team. I was extremely impressed with the [Raiders'] talents and the physicalness of their defense. They were aggressive and came after us. They gave us looks they hadn't shown us before and it took us a while to get adjusted."
--Marking 1.5 sacks and three tackles against the Raiders, DE Luis Castillo looks ahead to the rest of the season.
"I think the focus for us is to continue to improve. I think we can see some obvious things we need to improve out there and we will continue to work on those. We never said we would be playing our best football in September, but the goal is to be playing our best football in December. And games like this, they add to the fire."