After accepting the kickoff, the Chargers were stopped on three downs and John Kidd's punt went off the side of his foot for only eight yards.
"I've never really been one to do that," Kidd said. "It's disappointing, I can tell you that. We can't afford stuff like that."
As a result of Kidd's shank, the Raiders took possession at the San Diego 35 and then turned Jackson loose. He carried four times in a row for 23 yards, and then after Steve Smith gained seven yards, Jackson went left for his first touchdown in four meetings with the Chargers.
Carney gave the Chargers three more points with a 37-yard field goal that bounced off the upright of the goal post, but on the Raiders' opening drive in the second half, they put the game away.
The Chargers appeared to have recovered a fumble after sacking Schroeder on the Raiders' second offensive play in the third quarter, but the officials had whistled the play dead before the ball had come free. On the following play, Schroeder went 47 yards to Gault, who had beaten cornerback Sam Seale.
It took the Raiders five more plays and a seven-yard run from Jackson to score and build a 17-6 lead.
"We've just got to keep plugging," Henning said. "This is the type of team you have to beat to get ahead in the world."
After Sunday's contest, however, it appears the Raiders and Chargers are worlds apart.
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