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
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||02:59||Joseph Addai 1 Yd Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||7||0|
|TD||10:15||Ladainian Tomlinson 3 Yd Run (Nate Kaeding Kick)||7||7|
|FG||06:46||Adam Vinatieri 43 Yd||10||7|
|TD||00:42||Darren Sproles 9 Yd Run (Nate Kaeding Kick)||10||14|
|TD||08:10||Reggie Wayne 72 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||17||14|
|FG||00:31||Nate Kaeding 26 Yd||17||17|
|TD||08:40||Darren Sproles 22 Yd Run||17||23|