L.T. breaks Hornung's single-season scoring record

Updated: December 18, 2006, 12:46 AM ET
Associated Press

Record-Setting Night
LaDainian Tomlinson
Tomlinson
LaDainian Tomlinson had a career-long 85-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against the Chiefs on Sunday, giving the Chargers running back:

• His 31st TD, extending the single-season record he set a week ago.

• 186 points, extending the single-season record he set in the first quarter. With a 15-yard TD run on San Diego's opening drive, Tomlinson broke Paul Hornung's 46-year-old NFL season record of 176.

• 28 TDs rushing -- the most ever in a season. He also has three TD catches.

• Eight straight multi-touchdown games, breaking the record he shared with John Riggins.

-- The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- LaDainian Tomlinson broke Paul Hornung's 46-year-old NFL single-season scoring record on a 15-yard run in the first quarter of San Diego's game against Kansas City on Sunday night.

The touchdown run gave him 180 points, breaking Hornung's record of 176 set with the Green Bay Packers in 1960. Hornung was a kicker as well as a halfback for Green Bay.

Tomlinson then burst 85 yards for another TD in the second quarter, giving the Chargers a 14-3 lead.

On the first TD, Tomlinson started off right tackle, then broke around right end to score untouched. Nate Kaeding's PAT made it 7-0.

Tomlinson has 31 TDs, extending the NFL single-season record he set a week earlier.

Tomlinson ended up with 199 yards rushing in a 20-9 victory over the Chiefs.

Prior to kickoff, there was a video tribute and moment of silence for Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, who died Wednesday night of complications from prostate cancer. He was 74. The Chiefs had "LH" decals on the backs of their helmets.

Hunt was the founder of the AFL and a driving force in the merger with the NFL. He even came up with the term "Super Bowl."


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