4:05 PM ET, October 29, 2006
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- For those who might have been thinking there was something wrong with LaDainian Tomlinson, there isn't.Tomlinson reminded everyone just how good he is when he rushed for a season-high 183 yards and scored three more touchdowns to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 38-24 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
After a long week that they would rather forget, the Chargers bounced back in a big way. For San Diego, its stars led the way. LaDainian Tomlinson (right) topped the 100-yard mark for the first time since Week 1, Philip Rivers was efficient at QB and the Chargers finally found that offensive balance they were looking for. Defensively, Shawne Merriman led the way with three sacks despite facing the reality of an upcoming four-game suspension.
This was a bad loss for St. Louis. They moved the ball offensively at times but the Rams could not convert. Defensively, the Rams were dominated in all facets as the Chargers' offense was able to exploit St. Louis' undersized defensive front and outmanned defensive secondary.
Bruce had five catches for 105 yards, all in the second half, to push his career total to 12,771 yards. He passed Art Monk (12,721) and into 10th place on the all-time list. ... The Rams lost for just the 10th time in 34 games against AFC teams since 1998.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.4||7.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||7:55||Ladainian Tomlinson 2 Yd Run (Nate Kaeding Kick) |
Drive: 12 plays, 80 yds, 7:55
|TD||11:27||Ladainian Tomlinson 38 Yd Run (Nate Kaeding Kick) |
Drive: 3 plays, 56 yds, 1:37
|TD||2:34||Steven Jackson 3 Yd Run (Jeff Wilkins Kick) |
Drive: 11 plays, 74 yds, 6:07
|TD||6:04||Marlon Mccree 79 Yd Fumble Return (Nate Kaeding Kick)||7||21|
|FG||7:42||Jeff Wilkins 34 Yd |
Drive: 6 plays, 68 yds, 1:38
|FG||11:43||Nate Kaeding 31 Yd |
Drive: 8 plays, 70 yds, 4:01
|TD||3:16||Michael Turner 14 Yd Run (Nate Kaeding Kick) |
Drive: 8 plays, 84 yds, 4:12
|TD||8:21||Shaun Mcdonald 7 Yd Pass From Marc Bulger (Jeff Wilkins Kick) |
Drive: 11 plays, 80 yds, 5:05
|TD||11:02||Ladainian Tomlinson 25 Yd Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick) |
Drive: 5 plays, 42 yds, 2:41
|TD||13:29||Kevin Curtis 6 Yd Pass From Marc Bulger (Jeff Wilkins Kick) |
Drive: 9 plays, 75 yds, 2:27