AFC West rivals each desperate for a win will clash when the Chargers host the Oakland Raiders on "Thursday Night Football" in San Diego. The Raiders surrendered a combined 280 rushing yards to Tim Tebow and Willis McGahee in a 38-24 home loss to the Broncos this past Sunday. Carson Palmer has thrown six interceptions in his first two games with the Raiders, both losses. The Chargers dropped a 45-38 home shootout to the unbeaten Packers Sunday. Philip Rivers threw four TD passes but was also picked three times, including two returned for scores. San Diego has lost three straight, leaving the Bolts, Raiders and Chiefs tied atop the division at 4-and-4. The Raiders won both meetings with the Chargers last year.
>>Rams Activate Mark Clayton
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Rams have activated Mark Clayton. To make room for the wide receiver, quarterback Tom Brandstater was released. Yesterday was the final day to decide if Clayton was to be activated or placed on the injured reserve list.
Colts' Clark Out Sunday
(Indianapolis, IN) -- Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark will sit out Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a leg injury. Clark exited last Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter and was wearing a walking boot on the sideline. Brody Eldridge, another tight end, left Sunday's game with a hand injury in the first quarter and is also ruled out of the game. The 32-year-old Clark has 28 receptions for 287 yards and two touchdowns in nine games played this season, while Eldridge has six catches for 33 yards. In other injury news, running back Joseph Addai [[ uh-DIE ]] was a limited participant in practice with a hamstring injury. Addai has not appeared in a game since Indianapolis' Week Seven, 62-7, blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints.