"If you follow the course of the game you know the Buccaneers are doing three step drops," Edwards explained of how he got into position for the interception. "Everything was quick. It was a slant pattern and I am inside coverage. I knew it was going to be something quick and normally the corner plays outside and it is an easy throw for the wide receiver to do a slant pattern and I am inside underneath and I just read the quarterback and he ended up throwing it. He never saw me I don't believe. I went up for it and had one guy to beat and Steve Foley had a great block for me and went in for six.
"It is always nice when you are playing defense and get a touchdown. That is what I live for."
He now has three interceptions on the season, tying him with Jerry Wilson and Drayton Florence for the team lead. Edwards has twice had five interceptions in a season, the last coming in 2002.
Edwards also added 16 tackles, one week after snaring a career high twenty in a game.
"He played awfully good last week," head coach Marty Schottenheimer said. "He is a terrific athlete. He is a playmaker. He has that little thing that always burns – he wasn't drafted until the fourth round and he has been riding that thing for a long time.
"We picked him in the fourth and he has never forgiven me for that."
Edwards actually had to leave the game after tweaking his ankle and appeared to be slowed on several plays during the game. He wasn't slow when he ran back the interception though.
Tomlinson had 25 rushes for 131 yards on the day, the second week in a row that he broke 100 yards. It was also the fifth time this season that he has surpassed 100 yards rushing on the day. He has accomplished the feat 22 times as a Charger – a team record that he continues to extend.
The team record for single-season 100-yard games is seven, shared by L.T. (2002) and Don Woods (1974). The Chargers are 14-8 in games that Tomlinson exceeds the century mark.
With 150 yards from scrimmage, Tomlinson moved past Gary Garrison and into sole possession of third place on the all-time Chargers list in yards from scrimmage with 7.638. He trails Charlie Joiner by 1,553 yards and Alworth by 2,083 yards.
"With all the talk about (the Bucs) defense, I kind of took it personally," Tomlinson said. "It made us feel jealous. That's just the way athletes are."
Brees' previous long was 68 yards against Green Bay in 2003. Parker's previous long was 55 yards – a mark he established two weeks ago against Kansas City.
Parker ended the day with 118 yards receiving on six catches. It was the first time in his three year career that he surpassed 100 yards in a game.
Brees was 17-for-23 for 220 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. It was the first time since week three against New York that Brees has thrown two interceptions in the same game. Brees' 23 touchdown passes are the most by a Chargers quarterback since Dan Fouts threw 27 in 1985.
No quarterback in team history has ever finished a season with more than 20 touchdown passes and less than 10 interceptions. Brees has six interceptions with three games to go.
Drayton Florence tweaked an ankle but returned shortly thereafter. Jamar Fletcher saw increased time and broke off his man on the first play he was in when Florence went out. It was a mixup on coverage as he thought Jerry Wilson was helping him over the top.