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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Palmer slicing up Chargers

By Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO – The Raiders are running all over the Chargers, 17-3 at the half:

Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer looks very good. He has connected on several big pass plays and completed eight of 10 passes for 169 yards. He has been very accurate — an improvement after throwing six interceptions in his first 56 passes as a Raider.

Palmer looks to have built a nice relationship building with Oakland rookie receiver Denarius Moore, who has three catches for 86 yards.

Oakland – as it has in the past couple of meetings with San Diego – is control the line of scrimmage both offensively and defensively. San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers has been ineffective, but he isn’t getting much of a chance — he has been sacked three times.

San Diego linebacker Takeo Spikes left with an apparent biceps injury. He returned for a short time, but is out again. He originally suffered the injury Sunday.