4:05 PM ET, December 6, 2009
FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
Tomlinson climbs to 8th on career rushing list in win over woeful Browns
CLEVELAND -- LaDainian Tomlinson walked back into San Diego's locker room to meet the special guest who wanted to offer congratulations.Jim Brown was waiting for him."Yeah, a perfect day," Tomlinson said as he headed toward the Chargers' team bus. "I've thought a long time about this day. If I was going to pass Jim, I wanted to do it here in Cleveland, and I wanted to talk to him in the locker room after the game."
• The Chargers have won seven in a row and four straight on the road. They've also won four straight vs. the Browns and 15 straight overall in December.
• Cleveland has lost seven in a row and 19 of its last 21.
• LaDainian Tomlinson reached 150 TDs in his 137th game, 23 games faster than Emmitt Smith and 30 faster than Jerry Rice. They are the only three players with 150 TDs. He also passed Jim Brown for eighth place on the all-time rushing list.
• Antonio Gates had 167 receiving yards, a career-best.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Nate Kaeding kicked field goals of 32, 42 and 22 yards for the Chargers. ... Browns Stadium was less than half full at kickoff and any late arrivals missed the Browns' first TD, Quinn's 11-yard pass to Mohamed Massaquoi. Quinn went 6 for 6 for 61 yards on the scoring drive, Cleveland's first for a TD on an opening possession since Nov. 11, 2007 -- a span of 35 games. ... Browns DT C.J. Mosley injured his right leg in the first half. He left the stadium on crutches.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||8.1||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-3||3-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||8:43||Mohamed Massaquoi 11 Yard Pass From Brady Quinn (Phil Dawson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 72 yds, 6:23
|FG||3:03||Nate Kaeding 32 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 55 yds, 5:38
|TD||0:58||Mike Tolbert 66 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 66 yds, 0:00
|FG||0:02||Nate Kaeding 42 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 46 yds, 0:33
|TD||10:41||Darren Sproles 31 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 85 yds, 4:30
|TD||6:02||Ladainian Tomlinson 4 Yard Run (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 83 yds, 3:22
|TD||9:23||Jerome Harrison 8 Yard Pass From Brady Quinn (Phil Dawson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 68 yds, 4:30
|FG||4:16||Nate Kaeding 22 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 77 yds, 5:03
|TD||2:00||Jerome Harrison 8 Yard Pass From Brady Quinn (Brady Quinn Run For Two-Point Conversion is No Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 58 yds, 2:17
|FG||0:43||Phil Dawson 49 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 28 yds, 1:16