January 6, 2009 |
A groin injury suffered in the final regular-season game might force running back LaDainian Tomlinson to sit out the San Diego Chargers' playoff game at Pittsburgh on Sunday. Tomlinson said he wasn't sure whether a week's worth of treatment was going to be enough to allow him to play. "I don't know. It's tough," Tomlinson said after the Chargers' light workout Monday. "This is a tough injury. I would probably venture to say it's probably the toughest of my career. We'll see what happens."
December 24, 2006 |
Something of a national consensus is building on the proposition that LaDainian Tomlinson of the San Diego Chargers is the finest and most effective ballcarrier in the NFL. A straight-ahead runner, he doesn't bob and weave like others do. Rather, Tomlinson's vision seems to be the quality that makes him what he is. Carrying a football, he has the rare ability to instantly find the right hole and slam into it. This skill has taken him to the top of his unique profession.
October 15, 2007 |
SAN DIEGO -- Running back LaDainian Tomlinson scored four touchdowns as the San Diego Chargers defeated the Oakland Raiders, 28-14, Sunday in front of 67,523 at Qualcomm Stadium to put the Chargers into a tie for first in the AFC West. After losing three of their first four games, the Chargers are now 3-3 and tied with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders are 2-3 and face the Chiefs next week, and the Chargers have an open date.
October 30, 2006 |
Led by LaDainian Tomlinson's three touchdowns, the San Diego Chargers beat the St. Louis Rams, 38-24, in front of 66,598 at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday and ended local grumbling that the three-time All-Pro running back had "lost a step." As the Chargers (5-2) have shifted to more of a passing game behind new starter Philip Rivers, Tomlinson has played a less dominant role in Coach Marty Schottenheimer's offense. Before Sunday, Tomlinson had one 100-yard rushing game.
November 28, 2005 |
Instead of crowing about a victory over his former team, Marty Schottenheimer decided once and for all to proclaim LaDainian Tomlinson the greatest running back ever. Tomlinson tied the game with a 32-yard run late in the fourth quarter and won it with a 41-yard scamper on the second play of overtime. He ran for 147 of his 184 yards after halftime Sunday in the San Diego Chargers' 23-17 victory over the Washington Redskins.
October 20, 2003 |
As he danced, darted and dashed his way around the field, LaDainian Tomlinson had just one thought: Don't let the San Diego Chargers lose again. Tomlinson rushed for 200 yards and one touchdown, and the Chargers held off Kelly Holcomb's comeback for its first win, 26-20, over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.