Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/11/11

Oakland 24, San Diego 17 – Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes

The Raiders took their seven nation army right into San Diego and kicked some Chargers ass.

The Raiders could not have asked for any more out of this game as they dominated both sides of the line and completely outplayed and outmanned a rattled Chargers team.

Carson Palmer had his best game since returning from early retirement, throwing two deep touchdown passes to standout rookie receiver Denarius Moore. Palmer even might have had a 3rd, but 30 seconds and a solid pass rush changed his third TD into an INT. Palmer looked poised and finally had a sense of command in the huddle. That being said, Michael Bush did a lot to make Palmer's life much easier.

The offensive line dominated the Chargers and Michael Bush took advantage of every hole he had, making sure to land forward on every rush. Bush gained a very healthy 242 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. There is no doubt that McFadden is a special back, but Michael Bush needs to be a feature back in this league.

On the other side of the ball, due to some injuries on the Chargers O Line, who were dropping like flies last night, the Raiders pass rush was continuously able to get to Rivers and kept him frustrated him all night. Rivers showed flash, connecting on a deep ball to rookie Vincent Brown, but due to the lack of time he had he never was really to get in a true rhythm and as a result Antonio Gates and Vincent Jackson weren’t really able to get involved.

The Chargers really have been a wacky team all year and need to find some way to pull it together if they want to make the playoffs. Norv Turner continues to prove he needs to be fired and maybe this year might be the year it happens.

On a side note, last night’s commentating from Mike Mayock and Brad Nessler was a treat and hats off to them. Also, wasn’t too shabby to have some football on a Thursday!

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