Raiders thumping Chargers

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Raiders are crushing the Chargers. It is early but the home team is putting it to the Chargers. After Kansas City knocked off Denver, the Raiders are trying to put together a nightcap upset on the Chargers as they lead 15-0 at halftime.

San Diego has been unable to do anything offensively. Quarterback Philip Rivers is being battered and running back LaDainian Tomlinson has been unable to get rolling.
Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell is throwing with success and he hit tight end Zach Miller for a long touchdown. The two have been unable to connect much this season but this can be a deadly combination as the season progresses.