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&149; SUNDAY'S STAR

LaDainian Tomlinson matched his career high with four touchdowns, rushing for 198 yards in 24 carries and leading the Chargers to a 28-14 victory over the Raiders, San Diego's eighth consecutive win over Oakland.

&149; SUNDAY'S GOATS

Oakland's offensive line reverted to last season's form, allowing San Diego to pressure Raiders quarterback Daunte Culpepper at will. The Chargers tallied six sacks and intercepted Culpepper twice.

&149; KEY PLAY

Leading 21-14 with just over three minutes to play, Tomlinson capped his spectacular day with a 41-yard touchdown run on third down to put away the game.

&149; BY THE NUMBERS

8: Tomlinson has eight career 100-yard rushing performances against the Raiders.

1,142: Tomlinson's rushing yardage during the Chargers' eight-game winning streak against the Raiders.

53: The Raiders' net rushing yardage total.

0: The number of times Oakland sacked San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers.

&149; THEY SAID IT

"We knew we had a chance. All we had to do was get the ball back to our offense. We just didn't get it done again."

-- Raiders safety Michael Huff

"You can blame the defense for that, but how about not scoring at all on offense prior to that point? If you want to place blame today, put it on me and put it on the offense."

-- Raiders coach Lane Kiffin

"They were flying around. They had a great rush on us."

-- Culpepper on the Chargers' defensive line

&149; RANDOM THOUGHTS

  • Perhaps the Raiders had their bye weeks confused.
  • Marty who?
  • This Tomlinson fella just might make it in the NFL.
  • Kansas City's Larry Johnson is drooling.
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