Oakland entered the game with just three points scored on their opening possession through the first ten games of the season. They had a chance to double that total but Sebastian Janikowski missed wide left from 36 yards.
They would score on their third possession. A one-yard touchdown run from ReShard Lee capped a 70-yard drive. It was just the ninth offensive touchdown of the season for Oakland.
Brooks hit a wide open Madsen on the left sidelines on blown coverage from Stephen Cooper and Madsen took it down to the two-yard line to complete a 57-yard pass play. Madsen caught his first NFL touchdown on the next play – the first third quarter score of the season for Oakland – and a 14-7 Oakland lead.
San Diego tied the game up after the Raiders failed to turn an Nnamdi Asomugha interception into points. Aaron Brooks was intercepted deep in San Diego territory by Quentin Jammer and the cornerback returned it 35 yards. After a strange fourth down conversion which saw San Diego receiver Vincent Jackson throw a forward pass illegally after not being touched on a completed pass, Tomlinson received a toss left and instead of running the ball he hit a wide open Antonio Gates for the touchdown.
Tomlinson had his second rushing touchdown of the game after the Oakland offense went three-and-out. He had a 44-yard run and completed the drive with a ten-yard touchdown scamper.
The Raiders have not won an AFC West game since November 28, 2004 when they beat Denver 25-24.