Tomlinson AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Running back LaDainian Tomlinson of the San Diego Chargers was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played the sixth week of the 2005 season (Oct. 16-17).

LaDainian Tomlinson became the fifth player in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to rush, pass, and catch his way to a touchdown in a 27-14 win at Oakland to help lift San Diego to a 3-3 record. The other four players to accomplish this feat since 1966: New England's David Patten (2001), Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton (1979) of Chicago, Atlanta's Harmon Wages (1969), and Dan Reeves of Dallas (1967).

Tomlinson reached the TD trifecta by halftime and in the process tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Lenny Moore for the longest streak of consecutive games with a TD scored at 18. Moore composed his streak from 1963-65 for the Baltimore Colts.

Tomlinson, the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in four games, totaled 179 scrimmage yards: 140 rushing on 31 attempts with a 7-yard TD run and 39 receiving on two receptions, including a 35-yard touchdown catch and run. Late in the second quarter, Tomlinson took a handoff on the Raiders' 4-yard line, rolled right, and completed a strike to tight end Justin Peelle for a 24-7 lead going into the intermission.

For the fifth-year veteran from TCU, this is his fifth career Player of the Week distinction.

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