Chargers escape Oakland with “W”

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Branden Oliver scored on a 1-yard run with 1:56 to play and the San Diego Chargers spoiled interim coach Tony Sparano’s Oakland debut with a 31-28 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.

Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes and engineered the winning drive to give San Diego (5-1) its fifth straight win and send Oakland (0-5) to its 11th straight loss.

Rookie Derek Carr threw four touchdown passes for the Raiders and gave them a 28-21 lead on a 6-yard throw to Andre Holmes with 10:01 to play.

But Rivers answered with a pair of scoring drives and Carr then was intercepted by rookie Jason Verrett with 1:13 to play to seal the victory.

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