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LaDainian Tomlinson has record-setting game

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a href="http://www.chargers.com/news/headline_detail.cfm?news_key=2367" target="_blank">Chargers.com</a>

    <img src="http://bolttalk.com/images/tomlinson12.jpg" class="left"alt="LaDanian Tomlinson" />Running back LaDainian Tomlinson tied an NFL record by scoring a touchdown in his 18th consecutive game and then became the seventh player to run, catch and throw for a TD in the same game.

    Tomlinson came out of the backfield to catch a pass from Drew Brees on the Chargers' second drive of the game against the Oakland Raiders. Tomlinson, who was not covered by any defenders, caught the ball around the 20 and jogged into the end zone.

    He then took the ball to the sideline as a souvenir, tying the record set by Baltimore's Lenny Moore from 1963-65.

    Tomlinson added a rushing touchdown later in the first quarter, which extended his NFL record for consecutive games with a running touchdown to 18, five more than the mark previously held by John Riggins and George Rogers.

    Late in the second quarter, Tomlinson took a handoff from Brees, ran to his right, stopped and threw to Justin Peelle for a 4-yard score and his second TD pass of the season.

    Tomlinson joined David Patten (Oct. 21, 2001) as the only players to pull off that trifecta since Walter Payton did it on Oct. 21, 1979. The only other players to do it are John Henry Johnson for Pittsburgh in 1960, Keith Lincoln for San Diego in 1965, Dan Reeves for Dallas in 1967, and Harmon Wages for Atlanta in 1969.

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