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TE Brandon Myers makes one of his five catches. AP Photo

Dennis Allen, the youngest head coach in the NFL at 39 years old, made his debut on Monday night.

QB Carson Palmer's 46 passing attempts were his most passing attempts in a Raiders uniform. The total is his highest number of attempts since tossing 50 while playing for Cincinnati (Oct. 24, 2010 at Atl.).

RB Darren McFadden established a new Raider running back record for receptions with 13. He fell one short of the Raiders all-time single-game record for receptions set by WR Tim Brown (Dec. 21, 1997 vs. Jac.).

McFadden's 86 receiving yards tied a career-high (Dec. 12, 2010 at Jac.).

McFadden totaled 118 yards from scrimmage, marking the 18th time in his career that he's amassed over 100 total yards in a game.

P Shane Lechler set the all-time franchise record in punting yardage with 44,503, surpassing Ray Guy's previous mark of 44,493.

WR Rod Streater became the first rookie receiver to start for Oakland since Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy both started against the Chargers on Sept. 14, 2009. He hauled in four passes for 27 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown reception and a two-point conversion catch late in the fourth quarter.

Streater and LB Miles Burris both earned starts as rookies, marking the seventh straight year that the Raiders have started at least one rookie in the season opener.

Burris, a fourth-round draft pick, made his NFL debut and paced the team with nine tackles (seven solo), including two tackles for loss. Both tackles for loss came on the same series in the second quarter.

TE Brandon Myers established career highs in receptions (five) and yards (61). Myers' previous career high was three catches. He added a career-long reception of 26 yards in the fourth quarter.

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey recorded his 100th career reception early the in first quarter. He finished with three catches for 43 yards.

LB Travis Goethel became the first player other than LS Jon Condo to see action at long snapper since Adam Treu in 2006.

WR Derek Hagan finished with four catches for 44 yards after joining the team last week. Hagan played in six games with the Silver and Black last season.

P Shane Lechler had a punt blocked for the first time since 2006 (Oct. 8, 2006 at SF). It was the fourth blocked punt of his career and just the second since 2001.

LB Philip Wheeler recorded his first sack in a Raiders uniform, sharing it with DE Matt Shaughnessy. The sack was Shaughnessy's first since last year's season opener (Sept. 12, 2011 at Den.).

C/G Alex Parsons made the start at center, becoming the sixth player in six seasons to start at that position in a season opener. The Raiders six starting centers since 2007: Alex Parsons (2012), Samson Satele (2011), Jared Veldheer (2010), Chris Morris (2009), Jake Grove (2008), and Jeremy Newberry (2007). Grove (2005-06) was the last player to start consecutive Raiders season openers at center.

K Sebastian Janikowski hit a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter, marking his 37th field goal from 50 or more yards.

DT Christo Bilukidi, LB Miles Burris, WR Juron Criner, LB Carl Ihenacho, C Alex Parsons and WR Rod Streater all made their NFL debuts on Monday night.

Inactive for the game were QB Terrelle Pryor, WR Jacoby Ford, WR Denarius Moore, OL Tony Bergstrom, T Joe Barksdale, OL Lucas Nix, and DE Jack Crawford.

San Diego K Nate Kaeding made five field goals, marking the first time in franchise history that a Raider opponent has made five field goals in a single game.

The Raiders recorded three plays of 20 yards or longer against the Chargers on Monday night. Oakland racked up 16 plays of 20 yards or more against San Diego last year, marking the most by any NFL team against another in 2011.

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