Chargers finish season with 24-21 defeat of Raiders

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m.
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By Bernie Wilson, AP Sports Writer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — 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.

Turner and general manager A.J. Smith are expected to be fired because the Chargers (7-9) missed the playoffs for the third straight 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.

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