Final

Raiders 21

(4-12, 1-7 away)

Chargers 24

(7-9, 3-5 home)

Coverage: CBS

4:25 PM ET, December 30, 2012

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA 

1 2 3 4 T
OAK 0 7 0 1421
SD 10 7 7 024

Top Performers

Passing: P. Rivers (SD) - 151 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. McFadden (OAK) - 19 CAR, 57 YDS

Receiving: R. Streater (OAK) - 4 REC, 77 YDS

Norv Turner says he expects to be fired as Chargers go out with win

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Norv Turner expects to be fired Monday morning.

Turner watched his San Diego Chargers beat the rival Oakland Raiders 24-21 on a wet, gloomy Sunday that seemed to sum up the state of the franchise.

Turner Obviously, we're going to meet with the team and I'm sure they'll start looking for a new coach.

-- Chargers coach Norv Turner

The Chargers (7-9) will miss the playoffs for the third straight season. The only thing left is a final team meeting Monday morning.

"Obviously, we're going to meet with the team and I'm sure they'll start looking for a new coach," said Turner, who has one year left on his contract, at $3 million.

Team president Dean Spanos said he'd have something to say on Monday.

"I haven't talked to anybody," Spanos said as he left Qualcomm Stadium with his two sons.

General manager A.J. Smith also is expected to be fired. He could be replaced by Jimmy Raye, the director of pro personnel. It's expected that John Spanos, the team's director of college scouting, also would be promoted. At some point, John Spanos will oversee the franchise's football operations.

Asked if this has been emotional, Turner said: "In there with the guys, I was brief because I want to spend some time and talk to them (Monday). It's emotional. There is a lot going on."

San Diego's Micheal Spurlock returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown.

San Diego linebacker Takeo Spikes and Oakland running back Mike Goodson were ejected following a skirmish in the second quarter.

If Turner does get fired, he'll finish 56-40 in six seasons with San Diego, but just 24-24 the last three seasons.

Turner's overall regular-season record as an NFL head coach is 114-122-1. He was 49-59-1 in Washington from 1994 until being fired with three games left in the 2000 season and 9-23 with Oakland, where he coached from 2004 until being fired after the 2005 season.

He was hired by the Chargers in February 2007 after Smith won a power struggle with Marty Schottenheimer.

Quarterback Philip Rivers was emotional as he spoke about Turner.

"It's tough. You've played quarterback for a guy for 102 games. That's a lot of time spent. A lot of fun, a lot of hard work, plenty of disagreements and aggravations. It's hard," Rivers said. "Other than my dad, I don't know that there has been a coach that you've had so much respect for and trust for. Six years is a long time."

The Raiders finished 4-12.

Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor made his first career start, in place of injured Carson Palmer. Pryor threw his first career touchdown pass, a 9-yarder to Darrius Heyward-Bey early in the second quarter, and scored on a 3-yard run midway through the fourth quarter to pull the Raiders to 24-14.

The Chargers almost blew this one.

The Raiders blocked a punt by Mike Scifres, setting up Pryor's 5-yard TD pass to Denarius Moore with 1:52 left. The Raiders tried an onside kick but Spurlock recovered.

"Just when I saw that punt blocked I was like, 'Geez, we're going to win this game. As ugly as it was on offense, we're going to win this game,'" Pryor said. "It didn't turn out that way. I just commend everybody for not stopping. Just keep going."

Coach Dennis Allen said the TD pass to Moore "was a heck of a football play. With Terrelle, like any young quarterback, you take a little bit of the good with the bad but overall I thought, not bad."

Spurlock took the opening kickoff and ran up the middle of the field before cutting over to the right sideline to give the Chargers a lead they wouldn't give up.

He became the first Chargers player to have a kickoff and punt return for touchdowns in consecutive weeks. He returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown a week earlier in a victory against the New York Jets.

Pryor's TD pass came two plays after Spikes and Goodson were ejected.

Goodson was blocking Spikes when the two locked up on a pass play in the second quarter. They remained locked up after the play ended and a larger scrum broke out.

Spikes and Goodson were flagged for personal fouls and ejected. Spikes had to be restrained by field judge Scott Edwards from going after referee John Parry.

As he was leaving the field, Spikes took off his helmet and flung it. Teammate Melvin Ingram caught it.

Backup tight end Randy McMichael walked Spikes off the field and the two hugged before Spikes disappeared up the tunnel.

Parry said the two players were ejected because they kept pulling at each other's facemasks after the referees tried to separate them.

After Oakland scored, San Diego took the ensuing kickoff and went on a long drive that resulted in Rivers' 11-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gates for a 17-7 lead with 2:48 left before halftime.

Pryor made some big mistakes.

With Sebastian Janikowski warming up on the sideline for a possible field goal attempt in the final seconds of the first half, Pryor scrambled but didn't get out of bounds and the clock ran out.

Early in the third quarter, Pryor got too much air under a pass and was picked off in the end zone by Quentin Jammer.

Rivers also threw a 34-yard scoring pass to Danario Alexander. Rivers completed 13 of 17 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

Pryor was 13 of 28 for 150 yards, with two TDs and one interception.

Game notes


Jammer, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2002 draft, believes he's played his final game with the Chargers. ... Raiders DE Lamarr Houston had nine tackles and four assists, plus 1½ sacks and two QB hits. He also was whistled twice for offsides. ... The Chargers had 210 yards in offense. The Raiders had 265.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
OAK
SD
1st Downs1714
Passing 1st downs
99
Rushing 1st downs
53
1st downs from penalties
32
3rd down efficiency
8-152-11
4th down efficiency
0-01-1
Total Plays5750
Total Yards265210
Yards per play4.64.2
Total Drives1111
Passing150140
Comp-Att
13-2813-17
Yards per pass
5.47.4
Interceptions thrown
10
Sacks-Yards Lost
0-02-11
Rushing11570
Rushing Attempts
2931
Yards per rush
4.02.3
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-00-0
Penalties9-678-60
Turnovers10
Fumbles lost
00
Interceptions thrown
10
Defensive / Special Teams TDs01
Possession28:1831:42

Passing Leaders

OAKC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Pryor13/281505.4210-0
SDC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Rivers13/171518.9202-11

Rushing Leaders

OAKCARYDSAVGTDLG
McFadden19573.008
Pryor9495.419
SDCARYDSAVGTDLG
Battle19371.908
Brown5204.006

Receiving Leaders

OAKRECYDSAVGTDLG
Streater47719.3038
Myers45313.3022
SDRECYDSAVGTDLG
Royal46115.3031
Alexander13434.0134

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEROAKSD
sdTD15:00Micheal Spurlock 99 Yard Kickoff Return (Nick Novak Kick is Good)
Drive info: 1 plays, 99 yds, 0:00
07
sdFG4:14Nick Novak 30 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 9 plays, 59 yds, 5:20
010
SECOND QUARTEROAKSD
oakTD12:17Darrius Heyward-Bey 9 Yard Pass From Terrelle Pryor (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)
Drive info: 12 plays, 80 yds, 7:00
710
sdTD2:55Antonio Gates 11 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nick Novak Kick is Good)
Drive info: 14 plays, 81 yds, 9:23
717
THIRD QUARTEROAKSD
sdTD5:06Danario Alexander 34 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nick Novak Kick is Good)
Drive info: 4 plays, 47 yds, 1:31
724
FOURTH QUARTEROAKSD
oakTD7:49Terrelle Pryor 3 Yard Run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)
Drive info: 8 plays, 76 yds, 5:19
1424
oakTD2:00Denarius Moore 5 Yard Pass From Terrelle Pryor (Sebastian Janikowski Kick is Good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 11 yds, 0:53
2124