It was the way he scored one in particular that left coaches and teammates alike in awe.
"I saw the one – I was like the fans," Schottenheimer began. "The cut – I was anxiously awaiting the replay because I was not sure what happened really happened."
"It was ridiculous," quarterback Drew Brees said of the move he put on Ty Law. "It is always nice when you can throw a swing pass and get a touchdown. The cut he made on his first touchdown – look at that one too."
After receiving the ball in the flat from Brees, Tomlinson left Law standing in cement. He made a quick move inside that Law could not even begin to counter. And LT was off to the races.
"After I made Ty Law miss I knew I was pretty much gone," Tomlinson said.
His 15 touchdowns are just three shy of his career-high, the 18 he scored in 2004. Tomlinson entered the game with as many touchdowns as the Jets have scored all year and left with a plus-one margin over the team he faced, 15-to-14.
LaDainian Tomlinson's fourth touchdown of the day, a rushing score from one yard out in the third quarter, set a career-high.
The last Charger to have four touchdowns in one game was Chuck Muncie against Denver on Nov. 29, 1981. That was the same year Muncie set the single-season touchdown mark in Chargers' history with 19 – a mark that will likely be broken this year by Tomlinson.
"It was a good day, a really good day for me," the running back added. "A lot of the credit has to go to the offensive line. They did a heck of a job blocking those guys."
It was the fourth time in his career that he has crossed the goal line three times on the ground, the last coming September 25 against the Giants. Prior to that, he had not accomplished the feat since December 1, 2002 against Denver.
He had 28 touches on the day for 153 yards.
"He is hard to tackle in open space," Jets head coach Herman Edwards said. "He did a good job of making some guys miss. He is a fantastic football player."