8:00 PM ET, December 24, 2007
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
The San Diego Chargers have gotten back on the winning track as their win streak is five straight and no coincidence, it comes with the re-emergence of LaDainian Tomlinson, who has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of the last 4 games.
|Tomlinson 100-yard games||2||4|
Turner said Kaeding has a bruised lower left leg but is OK to continue kicking. That's Kaeding plant leg. ... Chargers LB Marques Harris will have surgery for a broken hand but isn't expected to miss any time. ... Broncos TE Daniel Graham reinjured his left ankle and had to leave the game for the second straight week.
It was simply too much LaDainian Tomlinson in the first half for the Denver Broncos to make a game of it. With San Diego running their stretch run plays to perfection, the Chargers built a 16-0 halftime lead that was enough to hold on as Denver was only able to put up three points in the second half. Tomlinson showed why he is the perfect fit for a power zone blocking scheme as he cut back against the grain several times to exploit Denver's tendency to overpursue and abandon gap integrity. As the offensive line got push going one direction, Tomlinson used his great vision to see open run lanes on the back side of the play as he put together 80 yards on 15 carries in the first half.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.1||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||07:30||Nate Kaeding 40 Yd||0||3|
|TD||01:51||Ladainian Tomlinson 17 Yd Run (Nate Kaeding Kick)||0||10|
|FG||03:43||Nate Kaeding 23 Yd||0||13|
|FG||00:00||Nate Kaeding 29 Yd||0||16|
|TD||07:56||Chris Chambers 14 Yd Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick)||0||23|
|FG||02:47||Jason Elam 23 Yd||3||23|