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LT's Attack on the record-book....

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Thunderstruck, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Thunderstruck

    Thunderstruck BoltTalker

    Aug 16, 2006
    Current Rushing Yards: 1324

    Pace: 110.33 yards-per-game.
    Projected through 16 games: 1765 Yards for the season

    Why is this significant?

    1765 yards would be a career high for Tomlinson. His previous best for a season was 1683 yards in 2002 so he's on pace to easily beat that. He needs 360 yards, or 90 yards-per-game to beat his 2002 number.

    **Other rushing yardage records within reach:**

    At his current pace, 1,765 yards would give him the 19th best single season in NFL history. Shawn Alexander's 1,880 yards last year was the 9th best all-time. OJ Simpson's 2,003 yards still stands as 5th best all-time. Eric Dickerson is #1 with 2,105 yards in 1984. Here's what LT would have to average in each of the next 4 games to attack those rankings:

    Shawn Alexander: 139 yards-per-game.
    OJ Simpson: 170 yards-per-game.
    Eric Dickerson: 196 yards-per-game.

    As you can see, it would be extremely difficult for LT to break into the top-5 all-time in single-season rushing yards. But top-10 is not out-of-reach. And top-20 is almost assured if he maintains his current pace.

    Current Total Yards from Scrimmage (Rushing and receiving combined:) 1794

    Pace: 149.5 yards per game.
    Projected through 16 games: 2,392 total yards from scrimmage.

    Why is this significant?

    Marshall Faulk holds the all-time record for total yards from scrimmage in a single season with 2,429 yards in '99. Tiki Barber is second all-time with 2,390 yards last season. As you can see, if LT maintains his current pace he will be #2 all-time in total yards.

    LT needs to average 159 yards per game to break the all-time record.

    Current Rushing TD's: 23

    Pace: 1.92 per game.
    Projected through 16 games: 31

    Why is this significant?

    Shawn Alexander holds the all-time record for rushing TD's in a season with 27. LT is on pace to destroy that record. Still, he needs to score 5 rushing TD's in the last 4 games to break it.

    Current Total TD's: 26

    Pace: 2.17 per game
    Projected through 16 games: 35 TD's.

    Why is this significant?

    The all-time record, of course, is 28, again by Alexander next year. LT is on pace to totally annihalate that record, needing only 3 more TD's in the last 4 games.

    LT is also creeping up on the top-10 all-time for career TD's. As of this moment, Terrell Owens is 10th all-time with 111 career TD's. LT has 106. If he continues at his current pace he'd have 115 at the end of the season.

    Total Points Scored: 156

    Pace: 13 per game.
    Projected over 16 games: 208

    Interesting note: LT has more points this season than two entire teams (the Raiders and Buccaneers.)

    Why is this significant?

    The all-time record for points scored by a player in a single season is an old one. It is held by Paul Hornung, who scored 176 points in 1960. LT needs 4 more TD's or a total of 30 to break that record.
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