OAKLAND -- Another blown fourth-quarter lead for Oakland led to yet another San Diego win over the Raiders and the possible end of Coach Lane Kiffin’s tenure.
Darren Sproles’ long kickoff return set up Nate Kaeding’s go-ahead 47-yard field goal with 1:51 to play and LaDainian Tomlinson sealed the Chargers’ 10th straight win over their AFC West rivals with a 41-yard scoring run in a 28-18 victory.
The streak by San Diego (2-2) is the longest any team has held against Al Davis’ once-proud franchise. Kiffin’s job security had been in question even before the Raiders (1-3) blew a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter last week against Buffalo.
Tomlinson overcame a slow start to put together another strong performance against the Raiders, running for 106 yards and two scores.
Quoteworthy: “It wasn’t our prettiest win, but our defense gave us a chance.” -- Philip Rivers, Chargers quarterback