Seau, Tomlinson Honored with Awards

The Chargers and their players are getting their due respect league wide as they continue to get recognized for their achievements through the first four weeks of the season.

Junior Seau was honored today with Co-Defensive Player of the Month. Seau shares the player of the month award with Oakland safety Rod Woodson. Seau led the Chargers with 26 tackles while adding one sack, one interception and four passes defensed over the past four weeks. 

Seau tied for the team lead with nine tackles in Sunday's win over New England and led the Chargers with nine tackles two weeks ago at Arizona. In week 2 against Houston, Seau intercepted David Carr which led directly to a touchdown. Seau also sacked Carr in that game.

In this past weeks game he provided a gutsy performance on a sprained ankle that saw him limping just minutes before kickoff. His hand in the face of Tom Brady caused an interception and he was everywhere on the field. His leadership for this young team shone through and they rallied behind him to a 4-0 start.

LaDainian Tomlinson has captured Co-Offensive Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Trent Green who passed for five touchdowns and 328 yards in the Chiefs' win over Miami last Sunday.

Tomlinson rushed for 217 yards this past Sunday in a 21-14 win over the defending Super Bowl Champion and previously unbeaten New England Patriots. Tomlinson had touchdown runs of 37 and 58 yards, both career longs for the second-year running back. Tomlinson's 217 rushing yards tied a franchise record set by Gary Anderson and is the most by any NFL back through the first four weeks of the season. His 237 combined yards, he added 20 yards on four receptions, against the Patriots is tied for the most yards from scrimmage in a game this season. Tomlinson also leads the league in rushing with 506 yards over the first 4 weeks of the season.

Tomlinson wins his award on the same day Junior Seau takes home honors for Co-Defensive Player of the Month and a week after Marcellus Wiley won Defensive Player of the Week.

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