The Denver Broncos.
LaDainian Tomlinson set a new franchise record with his 220 yards rushing. It was his second 200 yard game of the year. Against New England he tied the mark of 217 set originally by Gary Anderson set against Kansas City, Dec. 18, 1988. He's rushed for 1,318 yards on the year, only 32 yards shy of Natrone Means' franchise record of 1,350 set during the Super Bowl season of 1994.
Today was the fifth time this season and the ninth time in his career that Tomlinson has rushed for at least 100 yards.
He is the first player in team history to rush for 10 touchdowns in back-to-back seasons. He also became the 11th player in NFL history to rush for 10 touchdowns in each of his first two professional seasons.
Tomlinson now has 12 rushing touchdowns on the season after his three today. It is tied for the second-most in a single season; Chuck Muncie set the team single season mark with 19 rushing touchdowns in 1981.
Tomlinson had a career-long 76 yard run on the final play of the first quarter.
Tomlinson also caught 11 passes for 51 yards generating a total of 271 yards of offense by himself.
Tomlinson also set a new single season record for total yards from scrimmage today, surpassing the previous record of 1,603 yards he collected in 2001. Tomlinson has 1,728 total yards this season, including 1,318 rushing and 410 receiving. The NFL single-season record for total yards from scrimmage is 2,429 (1,381 rushing and 1,048 receiving) by St. Louis' Marshall Faulk in 1999.
Tomlinson was perhaps the happiest guy in the stadium to see Steve Christie make the winning field goal.
"I was just kind of like, "Hold on, let's make sure he makes it first,"' Tomlinson said. "When it went through, it was like, "It's over.' I don't know if I had anything left in me."
Sure enough, "I was too tired to celebrate," Tomlinson said.
"He was probably pretty close to empty, but if we had to go some more, I'm pretty sure he could have done it," fullback Fred McCrary said.
Junior Seau said it best:
"And I've got a superstar -- that L.T. guy we've got on this team is a beast. I'm glad he's on our team," Seau said.
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