Game Notes

The news started bad on Sunday as it became definite Curtis Conway would not play. Achievements were made during the game but they do not compensate for a loss against a division foe.

Eric Parker caught 7 catches for 96 yards, both career highs and he seems to have built a rapport with quarterback Drew Brees. He made some tough catches and has found a way to get open in recent games.

"Hopefully Curtis will be back healthy soon, because we all know he's a great player," said Parker. "Sometimes people might forget about me because I'm not as well known as Curtis, Reche Caldwell and Tim Dwight. Maybe that was the case."

Brees threw three interceptions, a career high, on the day. The three turnovers turned into 10 Oakland points and potentially took away points from the Chargers.

LaDainian Tomlinson set the team record for yards rushing in a single season with 1,375 to beat the record set by Natrone Means (1,350 in 1994). He had 18 rushes for 57 yards on the day with a touchdown.

Quentin Jammer had a solid game with 10 tackles and 2 passes defensed.

"Any game is tough to lose in this league," said Jammer. "The only thing we can do is try to win out the rest of our games and whatever happens, happens."

Rod Woodsen nabbed his 67th career interception.

Rich Gannon set an NFL mark with ten 300 yard passing games on the season with three games to go. He entered the game tied with Dan Marino, Warren Moon and Kurt Warner but left the game standing alone on top and is closing in on Dan Marino's single season record of 5,084 yards passing with 4,205 yards.

Doug Jolley had 6 receptions for 104 yards, both career highs.

Today's attendance was 67,968. It was the second-largest crowd ever to see a Chargers game at Qualcomm Stadium. The team record is 68,274 set against Green Bay Oct. 24, 1999.

The Chargers held a team to under 400 yards of offense for the first time in five games. They did allow 395 so enthusiasm should be tempered.

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