Touchdown-free end zone

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The Independent Online
American football

John Carney kicked four field goals and Dwayne Harper had three interceptions as the San Diego Chargers defeated the Oakland Raiders 12-6 in the first NFL game without a touchdown in more than a year.

The last NFL contest in which neither team reached the end zone was 20 November 1994, when the Arizona Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Eagles 12-6.

Carney made field goals of 39, 24, 28, and 38 yards as the Chargers (5- 7) handed the Raiders (8-4) a rare defeat.

Art Monk, the NFL's all-time reception leader, signed a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday and might play against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday.

The terms were not revealed, and Monk, 37, said that he is close to becoming the part-owner of an advertising agency in the Washington area.