The Oakland Raiders who in recent years have struggled against the San Diego Chargers finally found a way to beat them. Michael Bush rushed 30 times for 157 yards and Carson Palmer is getting better as he was 14 of 20 for 299 yards, with one interception. It was a rough start for Palmer as a Raider, but he has improved and with last night's performance he should only get better. The Raiders (5-4) broke a two-game losing streak and took a half-game lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.
For the Chargers it was their fourth loss in a row and Phillip Rivers continues to struggle. His numbers were not bad, but he keeps making mistakes when the Chargers can least afford it. The Chargers (4-5) looked bad most of the night and lost left tackle Marcus McNeill,right guard Louis Vasquez and linebacker Takeo Spikes to injuries which does not help them at all. Luckily for the Chargers they are in a bad division and still can win it even at 4-5.