8:15 PM ET, November 23, 2008
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Vinatieri nails 51-yarder as time expires to push Colts past Chargers
SAN DIEGO -- Redemption couldn't have been any sweeter for Adam Vinatieri, who was right down the middle from a lot farther out.One of the most clutch kickers in NFL history, Vinatieri made a 51-yard field goal as time expired to lift Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts to a heart-stopping 23-20 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.
• This game marked the fourth time this season the Chargers have lost in the final 24 seconds.
• Peyton Manning threw for 255 yards. He's passed for at least 200 yards in all 11 games this season, tying his longest streak to start a season (2002).
• LaDainian Tomlinson was held to only 84 yards rushing and no touchdowns. He's scored only one touchdown in his last seven games.
-- ESPN research
San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 84 yards on 21 carries, giving him 11,420 yards and moving him past John Riggins for 14th place on the career list. ... Hester was in because fellow rookie Mike Tolbert left with a shoulder injury.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.0||6.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||01:42||Adam Vinatieri 23 Yd||3||0|
|FG||11:43||Nate Kaeding 35 Yd||3||3|
|TD||04:56||Vincent Jackson 39 Yd Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick)||3||10|
|TD||00:38||Anthony Gonzalez 13 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||10||10|
|TD||03:51||Dominic Rhodes 1 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||17||10|
|FG||11:48||Adam Vinatieri 38 Yd||20||10|
|TD||05:36||Jacob Hester 1 Yd Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick)||20||17|
|FG||01:30||Nate Kaeding 47 Yd||20||20|
|FG||00:00||Adam Vinatieri 51 Yd||23||20|