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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Chargers fans like Hochuli now

By Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO — San Diego fans are cheering an Ed Hochuli call now.

Hochuli ruled that Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer indeed fumbled after being sacked by Chargers linebacker Antwan Barnes. San Diego recovered on its own 48, trailing 24-10 late in the third quarter.

Oakland challenged, but it was not reversed. From this view, it seemed that Hochuli made the correct call.

Hochuli was booed at the start of the game; he botched a similar play that helped cost San Diego a game at Denver three years ago.