1:00 PM ET, December 7, 2003
DETROIT (AP) -- LaDainian Tomlinson slipped past a linebacker, caught a pass and sprinted untouched for a 73-yard touchdown.
That's easy ... he wants to win football games. This is about winning, not about giving a player a second chance and evidently, he believes Doug Flutie gives the Chargers a better chance of winning. It seems Coach Schottenheimer has made the decision that Brees isn't the quarterback of the future in San Diego because this is a seemingly drastic decision when there are no playoff hopes on the line.
Question on the Lions: What happened to the fired-up team that beat Green Bay on Thanksgiving?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Detroit likely lost safety Corey Harris (torn hamstring) and long snapper Bradford Banta (broken collarbone) for the season with injuries. ... San Diego cornerback Sammy Davis (right knee) was injured in the second half. ... For the first time, Schottenheimer coached against his younger brother, Kurt, Detroit's defensive coordinator.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.3||4.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||10:46||LADAINIAN TOMLINSON 16 YD PASS FROM DOUG FLUTIE (STEVE CHRISTIE KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 70 yds, 4:48
|TD||13:06||LADAINIAN TOMLINSON 73 YD PASS FROM DOUG FLUTIE (STEVE CHRISTIE KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 77 yds, 1:02
|TD||7:38||CASEY FITZSIMMONS 4 YD PASS FROM JOEY HARRINGTON (JASON HANSON KICK) |
Drive: 11 plays, 83 yds, 6:33