Raiders vs. Chargers Game Report

Have won 10 of past 12 in series. Including playoffs, team is 7-4 (.636) after Dec. 1 under head coach BILL CALLAHAN.<BR><BR>

EIGHT OF PAST 11 decided by 7 points-or-less……RAIDERS: Have won 10 of past 12 in series. Including playoffs, team is 7-4 (.636) after Dec. 1 under head coach BILL CALLAHAN. Offensive assistant JIM HARBAUGH hired to become head coach at Div. I-AA University of San Diego after Sunday's game……In 2 starts vs. AFC West in '03, QB RICK MIRER has completed 52.5 pct. of passes (32 of 61) for 372 yds w/ 1 TD vs. 0 INTs……In past 3 games vs. AFC West, RB TYRONE WHEATLEY averaging 6.1 yds per carry (194 yds on 32 attempts). RB CHARLIE GARNER averaging 5.9 yds/carry in past 3 games (112 yards on 19 carries)……In 9 career games vs. SD, WR JERRY RICE has 67 catches for 1,055 yards & 11 TDs; projected 16-gm yardage would be 1,876 yards. Rice has catch in NFL-record 271 consec. gms……In past 2 games, DT ROD COLEMAN has 2.0 sacks & 1 FF……K SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI has made 21 of 22 FGs (.955 pct.) inside 50 yds. P SHANE LECHLER leads NFL with 46.9 avg. with NFL's season-long 73-yd punt ……CHARGERS: Head coach MARTY SCHOTTENHEIMER has career 20-7 (.741) record against Raiders......In 2 career starts vs. Oakland, QB DREW BREES has completed 37 of 56 passes (66.1 pct.) for 357 yards & 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 122.6 passer rating & has 1 rushing TD……In past 3 games vs. Raiders, RB LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON has 397 rush yards (132.3 per game) on 85 carries for 4.7 avg. & 2 TDs. Tomlinson ranks 2nd in total NFL scrimmage yards w/ 2,110 (1,402 rush, 708 rec). Tomlinson has recorded 2 of top 6 career rushing yd totals vs. Oakland (187 & 153). In past 3 wks, Tomlinson has 300 receiving yards & 4 TD catches……In past 2 weeks, rookie free-agent TE ANTONIO GATES has 10 receptions for 181 yds. Among NFL TEs with 20+ receptions, Gates (22) leads league with 16.0 avg.……LB DONNIE EDWARDS posted 29 tackles with 2 INTs & 2 other PDs vs. Oak. in past 3 meetings. Ten Chargers have 1.0+ sack. CB QUENTIN JAMMER leads team with career-high 4 INTs……P DARREN BENNETT is 2nd in AFC w/ 25 punts inside 20.


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