4:05 PM ET, October 20, 2002
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers didn't mind all the garbage thrown their way after this one.
The Chargers have proven me and lots of other people wrong. Their personnel and their coaching have put them over the top in Marty Schottenheimer's first year. He's done a great job of getting his players to buy into his system. And I believe the Chargers will be able to sustain their success in the second half. Next week's bye will help the defense to get healthy -- and to get even better.
Question on the Raiders: What's happened to the defense the past two weeks?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Raiders Kick returner Terry Kirby will miss the rest of the season with a broken right leg. ... Raiders right guard Mo Collins suited up for his first game of the season, but did not play. He had surgery in late August to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.