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Chargers roll over Niners 48-19

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. robdog

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    Source: <a target="_blank" href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=261015025">Associated Press</a>

    <img width="204" height="269" align="left" title="San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson (21) is wide open as he scores in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)" alt="San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson (21) is wide open as he scores in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)" src="http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/9102cbc3-47c9-452d-906b-eafa59cfd3b4.jpg" />SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) -- LaDainian Tomlinson used a career day to reach a milestone.

    Tomlinson rushed for a career-high four touchdowns and Philip Rivers also enjoyed a huge game as the San Diego Chargers coasted to a 48-19 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

    In helping the Chargers (4-1) to a 35-19 halftime lead, Tomlinson had touchdown runs of five, one and one yard. He added a five-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

    The four TDs gave Tomlinson 87 in his career, surpassing Hall of Famer Lance Alworth (83) for the most in franchise history.

    Chargers coach Marty Scottenheimer also continued to expand his playbook for Rivers, who was making just his fifth career start.

    The fourth overall pick in the 2004 draft, Rivers rewarded the faith shown by his coach with the best game of his young career. He threw for 235 yards and both of his TDs in the first half, when the Chargers scored on five of their six possessions.

    The offensive show started early as Rivers threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates on the Chargers' sixth play from scrimmage.

    Rivers also threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson less than four minutes into the second quarter, giving San Diego a 28-10 bulge.

    Rivers completed 13 straight passes at one point and finished the half 19-of-24. He went 29-of-39 overall for a career-high 334 yards without a turnover.

    On his record-setting day, Tomlinson failed to gain huge yards but got the tough ones. He capped drives of 91, 72 and 35 yards with TD runs in the opening half.

    Tomlinson's third score, a one-yard plunge over the top with 33 seconds left in the first half, gave the Chargers a 35-19 bulge.

    Tomlinson rushed for 71 yards on 21 carries. The Pro Bowler also had seven receptions for 48 yards.

    In the first half, the Chargers rolled up 287 yards and 20 first downs. They finished with 421 yards and 30 first downs in surpassing 40 points for the second time this season.

    Alex Smith had touchdown passes of 15 yards to Bryan Gilmore and two yards to fullback Moran Norris in the first half for the Niners (2-4).

    Smith completed 20-of-31 passes for 214 yards with an interception. He also was sacked five times.

    However, the Niners managed just 95 yards and were blanked over the final two quarters.

    San Francisco has allowed a league-high 204 points.
     

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