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Chargers beat Raiders in Turner's expected finale

  • By Associated Press
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SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Chargers wide receiver Micheal Spurlock returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and San Diego beat the Oakland Raiders 24-21 on a wet, gloomy Sunday in what's expected to be Norv Turner's final game as Chargers coach.


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Turner and general manager A.J. Smith are expected to be fired because the Chargers (7-9) missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season. The Raiders finished 4-12.

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

Spurlock 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.

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

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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