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Chargers defense dominates Raiders

The Chargers' defense, led by linebacker Shawne Merriman, simply dominated the Raiders, writes John Clayton.

Updated: September 12, 2006, 11:01 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Seeing LaDainian Tomlinson run through the Raiders' defense is nothing new.

Tomlinson has been doing it forever against the Raiders. On Monday night, the Chargers won their sixth consecutive game against Oakland, a 27-0 victory in the second game of ESPN's doubleheader debut of "Monday Night Football" (the Vikings defeated the Redskins 19-16 in the first game).

While Tomlinson was taking handoffs from a new quarterback, Philip Rivers, what was really new about the Chargers' ...

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