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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Rapid Reaction: Chargers 24, Raiders 20

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson


OAKLAND -- Darren Sproles did in the Oakland Raiders.

I know it hurts, Oakland. If it makes you feel any better, you are in good company.

The 5-foot-6 running back killed the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs last January.

Sproles ran in from the Oakland 5-yard line with 18 seconds to go to give the Chargers a stunning 24-20 victory.

It culminated a nine-play, 89-yard drive in 2:16. The Chargers moved down the field two key players on their offensive line.

Oakland thought it had the win. It played tough. But the Chargers were just a little more gutsy.

San Diego showed it has what it takes to win in the clutch and the Raiders showed they aren’t an easy out anymore.