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Jason Campbell


Raiders beat Chargers 35-27

After 13 straight losses to San Diego, it took just about everything bouncing the Oakland Raiders’ way to end the skid.

Michael Bush ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:39 remaining and Tyvon Branch returned a fumble 64 yards for a score as the Raiders ended the drought with a 35-27 victory over the Chargers on Sunday.

The Raiders (2-3) used two blocked two punts, two long touchdown drives in the second half led by backup quarterback Jason Campbell and the big play at the end by Branch and Michael Huff for their first win over San Diego (2-3) since September 2003. That was the second longest active streak to Buffalo’s 14-game losing streak to New England.

With the Chargers driving for the potential go-ahead score, a blitzing Huff hit Rivers just before his arm went forward, knocking the ball loose. Branch picked up the ball and raced 64 yards for the score to make it 35-27 with 58 seconds left.

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Campbell, who was benched halfway through the second game of the season, replaced an injured Bruce Gradkowski late in the first quarter. Gradkowski injured his shoulder after being hit by Shaun Phillips and was in for only three plays the rest of the way.

Campbell completed 13 of 18 passes for 159 yards and a 1-yard touchdown to Zach Miller, leading drives of 93 and 73 yards in the second half to give the Raiders the lead. The biggest play on the winning drive came when Campbell found Brandon Myers for a 12-yard gain on fourth-and-1 from the San Diego 24. Bush, who ran for 104 yards in place of the injured Darren McFadden, finished it from there.


Winning ugly is always better than losing pretty.



In other more important news the San Francisco Giants came from behind to beat Atlanta 3-2 in Game Three of the NLDS. Giants lead the best-of-five series 2-1 and can clinch today.

21 year-old rookie Madison Bumgarner will take the mound for the Giants while veteran Derek Lowe will pitch for the Braves.

Game time is 4:37 PM Pacific time.


This is an open thread.



20 Responses

  1. 1st inning – six up, six down

  2. Lowe brought his good stuff with him tonight.

  3. Hey, DWTS is tonight — will we get a Jeralyn freakout post?

  4. Load the bases with two outs – that’s how the Giants roll.

  5. CNN:

    The Secret Service is now shedding some more light on the circumstances surrounding a man who threw a book at President Obama at an event in Pennsylvania Sunday. And they’re not throwing the book at him.

    According to Secret Service spokesperson, Ed Donovan, the person involved was an overzealous author who just wanted to toss his book into the president’s reading list.

    “He was an over exuberant person who wrote a book that he wanted the president to read,” Donovan told CNN.

    President Obama did not appear to notice the book being hurled on stage, which was caught on video, as he was concluding his remarks to a Democratic National Committee rally in Philadelphia. But Vice President Biden, who was standing behind the president, apparently noticed the incident.

    After Secret Service agents saw the man throw the book, they detained and interviewed him and determined he was not a threat. Because he was not charged, the Secret Service is not releasing any information about the individual.

    Everyone who attends presidential events is screened for dangerous objects by the Secret Service. Donovan said they don’t plan on changing anything.

    “A book isn’t considered a dangerous object so we’re not going to start prohibiting books or any inanimate objects,” he said. “The person threw a book on stage and our agents acted appropriately.”

    This wasn’t the only thing that kept law enforcement officials busy at the rally. Earlier, while the president was speaking, a naked man ran through the audience. He was reportedly responding to a $1 million pledge by a billionaire to become the first person to streak an Obama rally.

  6. m, did you see the stanford/usc game yesterday? stanford came from behind and won in the last 4 secs. it was incredible. go giants.

  7. Giants win!!

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