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Some Quick Facts About The Raiders Victory Over San Diego

The Oakland Raiders were looking good down in San Diego Thursday night, taking care of the dangerous Chargers in all three facets of the game. here are some key stats and important information from the Silver and Black's epic road victory:

  • Quarterback Carson Palmer completed 14 of 22 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns, finishing the game with a 125.0 passer rating. He also had five pass plays of 25 yards or more last night, the most thrown by a Raider QB since Jeff Hostetler had six of 'em back in 1993, ironically enough against San Diego. 
  • The Raiders offense had 489 total net yards.
  • The Raiders defense held the Chargers to 75 yards of rushing.
  • Running back Michael Bush recorded 242 yards from the line of scrimmage, including 157 on the ground and a touchdown.
  • Wide receiver Jacoby Ford passed Ira Matthews for 9th all-time in Raiders history in kickoff return yardage with 1,621 yards on 64 kickoff returns.
  • Wide receiver Denarius Moore caught five passes for 123 yards (24.6 avg.) along with two touchdowns. His 17.2 YPC thus far in 2011 is the highest for a Raider since James Jett back in 1998. 
  • Linebacker Kamerion Wimbley recorded four sacks for 27 yards in losses and led the team in tackles with seven. This was the second time Wimbley has gotten at least three sacks in a game as an Oakland Raider. All-in-all the defense finished the game with six sacks: Wimbley (4), defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (1), and defensive end Desmond Bryant (1).
  • San Diego Quarterback Phillip Rivers threw his NFL-leading 15th interception on Thursday to Matt Giordano in the end zone in the fourth quarter, his second pick of the season. 
  • With the win, the Raiders take sole possession of first place in the AFC West. (!)
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