September 10, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) runs with the ball against San Diego Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes (51) during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
The Chargers come back out to start the second half with a 10-6 lead. The Raiders have been doing as much as they can to help the Chargers in any way possible. In just the first half: Oakland has fumbled the ball twice (losing it once) and committed 4 penalties for 25 yards (2 of those were offsides penalties on 3rd down that converted 3rd down for the Chargers).
And one of those fumbles looked like this:
Philip Rivers looks to be comfortable to start the season, as he's completed a 46-yard pass to Robert Meachem and a 5-yard pass to the endzone to Malcom Floyd while under pressure. He's also been connecting with Eddie Royal and Antonion Gates. Oh and Mike Harris doesn't look terrible and Rivers has only been sacked once, so there's that.
Here's Rivers to Meachem:
It's not all good news for the Chargers though. Their pass rush is non-existent, as is their running game. With 7 rushes for just 15 yards (that's a 2.1 YPC average). What's sad is the Chargers actually gained 11 yards on one run. So the other 6 runs have gone for 4 yards. Ouch.
The same old Raiders seem to be here, shooting themselves in the collective foot whenever presented with the opportunity. Here's hoping Norv and the Chargers can adjust at halftime and find a way to get pressure on Carson Palmer and some semblance of a running game going.