Chargers 27

(3-3, 2-1 away)

Raiders 14

(1-4, 1-2 home)

4:15 PM ET, October 16, 2005


1 2 3 4 T
SD 14 10 3 027
OAK 7 0 7 014

Top Performers

Passing: K. Collins (OAK) - 292 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: L. Tomlinson (SD) - 31 CAR, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Gabriel (OAK) - 5 REC, 84 YDS

San Diego (2-3) at Oakland (1-3)

San Diego (2-3) at Oakland (1-3), Sunday 4:15 pm EDT

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- In a breakout 2004 campaign, Drew Brees did some of his best work against the Oakland Raiders.

Brees and the San Diego Chargers will try to maintain their success in the series when they visit the Raiders in an AFC West Division matchup on Sunday.

A Pro Bowler for the first time in his career last year, Brees did plenty of damage against his division rivals. In two wins over Oakland, the 26-year-old Brees completed 40-of-59 passes for 507 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions.

Brees also had a rushing TD in the second victory, a 23-17 decision here on November 21. He and the Chargers have won three straight in the series overall after a 2-10 stretch against the Raiders.

The fifth-year pro will be looking for more help from his running game against the AFC's lowest-ranked defense. San Diego managed just 66 yards - 62 from LaDainian Tomlinson - in a 24-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.

The Chargers took a late lead on Tomlinson's two-yard scoring run with 4:45 to go but lost on a field goal in the closing seconds by Jeff Reed. The setback kept San Diego from recording its first three-game winning streak since an eight-game run last season.

That string included both wins over Oakland, which has had a week off after recording its first victory of the season, a 19-13 triumph over Dallas on October 2.

After three straight losses by a total of 19 points, the Raiders found themselves in another close one. Randy Moss hauled in a 79-yard pass on the game's second play, leading to a field goal that opened the scoring and gave Oakland the lead for good.

The running game, behind LaMont Jordan's career-high 126 yards, controlled matters thereafter as Oakland avoided its first 0-4 start since 1992.

The Raiders have lost their last two games coming off a bye, including last year's 23-17 loss to the Chargers in Week 10.

Matchup to watch: Chargers Pro Bowl nose tackle Jamal Williams against Raiders center Adam Treu, who is returning to the starting lineup for the first time since last season in place of the injured Jake Grove.

Series: The Raiders lead, 55-34-2. Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer is 23-7 against Oakland.

Next week: San Diego visits Philadelphia, October 23 Oakland hosts Buffalo, October 23.


Passing Leaders

P. Rivers66.542863118
K. Clemens33.31000
D. Carr58.132702112
M. McGloin63.212912

Rushing Leaders

B. Oliver1605823.63
R. Mathews743304.53
D. McFadden1555343.42
L. Murray824245.22

Receiving Leaders

M. Floyd5285616.56
A. Gates6982111.912
A. Holmes4769314.74
J. Jones736669.16

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

Total YardsSD
Yards PassingSD
Yards RushingSD
Yards AllowedSD
Pass Yds AllowedSD
Rush Yds AllowedSD

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

San Diego leads 6-4
Nov 21, 2004SD 23, @OAK 17
Oct 31, 2004SD 42, OAK 14
Dec 28, 2003SD 21, OAK 14
Sep 28, 2003SD 31, @OAK 34
Dec 8, 2002SD 7, OAK 27
Oct 20, 2002SD 27, @OAK 21
Dec 15, 2001SD 6, OAK 13
Nov 18, 2001SD 24, @OAK 34