Chargers escape from their past - Kevin Acee (UT$)
"A win like this is big," Corey Liuget said. "It builds team confidence and also lets us know we can’t come out playing sluggish and lackadaisical a little bit. This team came out on fire, and they came to play football. We did too, but they matched our intensity."
It's safe to say Oliver is for real - Kevin Acee (UT$)
Who could have imagined the Chargers would gain this much by losing so much? Well, Branden Oliver, for one. "This has been my dream since I was five years old," the rookie running back said this past week. "I haven’t ever wanted to do nothing else."
Jason Verrett Authors Storybook Ending - Ricky Henne
"It’s a surreal moment," he said in the locker room following the game. "That’s all I can say. I’m blessed and just thankful I was able to make a play….They needed a play to win. I’m thankful they chose me so I can make the play I made."
A Win that Shows Chargers' True Character - Hayley Elwood
"The great thing is we found a way to win at the end," McCoy said. "The only thing that matters in this business is finding a way every Sunday (to win). It’s not always going to be perfect, there are going to be plenty of things to learn from and plenty of good things too. As long as you win, you’ll move on to the next one."
Rapid Reaction: San Diego Chargers - Eric Williams
The Chargers were tied for seventh in sacks with 12 heading into Sunday's contest against the Raiders. However, San Diego failed to get any pressure on Carr and finished without a sack. The Fresno State product used the time in the pocket to his advantage, dialing up big plays to Andre Holmes (77 yards) and Brice Butler (47) for long touchdowns. Carr finished with 282 passing yards and four touchdowns.