8:15 PM ET, October 12, 2008
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
• The Chargers avenged last season's AFC Championship Game loss with a 30-10 thrashing of the Patriots. Philip Rivers threw for 306 yards, sealing his sixth career regular-season 300-yard passing game and second this season.
• LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for just 74 yards on 20 carries, marking the fifth time in six games he's been held under 100 yards rushing this season.
• Sunday was the second loss by 20 or more points for the Patriots this season and the first time it's happened since Bill Belichick took the job in New England.
• The win snapped a three-game losing streak for San Diego against New England. The Chargers' win was just their third victory in the teams' last 16 meetings.
-- ESPN research
New England's 299 yards were the fewest the Chargers have allowed this season. ... Tomlinson gained 74 yards on 20 carries. His 405 yards (3.7 average) are his lowest total through six games in his eight-season career. ... Chargers RB/PR Darren Sproles left with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. ... Jackson caught five passes for 134 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.4||7.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-3||2-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||10:44||Nate Kaeding 25 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 10 plays, 73 yds, 4:19
|TD||4:06||Malcom Floyd, 49 yd pass from Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 62 yds, 1:55
|FG||7:18||Stephen Gostkowski 47 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 7 plays, 14 yds, 3:30
|TD||1:10||Vincent Jackson, 4 yd pass from Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 31 yds, 1:15
|TD||7:11||Antonio Gates, 1 yd pass from Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 98 yds, 2:05
|FG||4:22||Nate Kaeding 35 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, 9 yds, 2:35
|FG||10:52||Nate Kaeding 23 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 13 plays, 77 yds, 6:50
|TD||5:20||Sammy Morris, 1 yd run (Stephen Gostkowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 46 yds, 3:41