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NFL: San Diego 22, Oakland 6

Sept. 11, 2012 at 1:58 AM   |   Comments

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Nate Kaeding's five field goals and a series of Oakland mistakes Monday combined to propel the San Diego Chargers past the Raiders 22-6.

Three of Kaeding's boots came as the result of poor snaps by backup Oakland long-snapper Travis Goethel, who was filling in after first-stringer Jon Condo left the game in the first half with a head injury.

Two of Goethel's snaps bounced off the infield dirt used by baseball's Oakland Athletics and a third resulted in a blocked punt -- the first allowed by the Raiders in six years.

Philip Rivers compiled 231 aerial yards, going 24-of-33 with a touchdown for San Diego (1-0).

Malcolm Floyd led the Chargers' receiver corps with four catches for 66 yards and a score.

The Raiders (0-1) got 297 yards with a touchdown on 32-of-46 passing efficiency from Carson Palmer, while Darren McFadden scored a rushing touchdown and added 86 receiving yards on 13 catches.

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