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The Raiders dominated the play in the first half, outgaining the Chargers 217-74, but were still tied at 10 because of two turnovers, and a replay review that went against Oakland.
With the offensive line creating big holes, Darren McFadden and Michael Bush ran the ball down the field on the opening drive before Russell threw an interception from the San Diego 25 to Quentin Jammer.
The Raiders finished the job on the second drive, getting a 30-yard pass from Russell to Zach Miller to set up Bush's 4-yard run. McFadden fumbled on the next drive, setting up Tomlinson's 1-yard run to tie it, his 20th career rushing touchdown against Oakland.
Oakland was on the wrong end of a replay review at the end of the half, when an apparent 19-yard touchdown pass to Murphy was overturned because the ball came loose as he hit the ground. Oakland settled for a 37-yard field goal by Janikowski with 40 seconds left.
"By definition in our rule book, he's going to the ground and has to maintain possession of the ball throughout the entire act of the catch," referee Carl Cheffers told a pool reporter. "And in this case, he lost possession and the ball hit the ground. Therefore, it's incomplete."
Sproles returned the ensuing kickoff 59 yards, setting up Nate Kaeding's 47-yard field goal on the final play of the half.
NOTES: Tomlinson's lost fumble in the first quarter was his first since Oct. 22, 2006, against Kansas City. ... Former first-round pick Michael Huff had an INT and a fumble recovery, matching his total from his first three seasons.
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