8:00 PM ET, January 3, 2009
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
• In the 25th overtime game in NFL postseason history, the Chargers won it on Darren Sproles' 22-yard touchdown run on the opening possession, helping San Diego knock the Colts out of the playoffs for the second straight year.
• The Chargers improved to 2-1 in postseason overtime games, winning for the first time since beating the Dolphins in the 1981 divisional round.
• Sproles racked up 328 total yards, third-most in a playoff game behind Ed Podolak and former Charger Keith Lincoln. Sproles recorded 105 rush yards, 45 receiving yards, 106 kick return yards and 72 punt return yards.
• Peyton Manning finished 25-of-42 for 310 yards and a touchdown, his sixth career 300-yard game in the postseason.
-- ESPN research
End Of The Road
The Colts came into Saturday's loss riding a nine-game win streak, the longest such streak by a wild-card team entering the playoffs in NFL history. Here's a look at the others on the list and how they fared:
Kaeding injured his groin when he slipped on the kickoff following Tomlinson's touchdown. ... San Diego TE Antonio Gates, playing on a sprained ankle, had eight catches for 87 yards, including consecutive 11-yard receptions on the tying drive in the closing seconds of regulation.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||2-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||3:02||Joseph Addai 1 Yard Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 81 yds, 5:02
|TD||10:18||Ladainian Tomlinson 3 Yard Run (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 44 yds, 2:18
|FG||6:51||Adam Vinatieri 43 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 42 yds, 3:29
|TD||0:47||Darren Sproles 9 Yard Run (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 45 yds, 2:19
|TD||8:16||Reggie Wayne 72 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 91 yds, 1:32
|FG||0:33||Nate Kaeding 26 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 30 yds, 1:17
|TD||8:48||Darren Sproles 22 Yard Run|
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yds, 6:20