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.