San Diego’s LaDainian Tomlinson is lifted into the air by his teammates after scoring his 3rd touchdown of the game and his 30th of the season. The Chargers beat the Denver Broncos 48-20 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Dec. 10, 2006. Xxx S Chargers 060 Jpg S Fbn Usa Ca
Best Chargers moments at San Diego Stadium: 1. LaDainian Tomlinson breaks the single-season rushing touchdown record
Like I mentioned earlier, the San Diego Chargers’ 2006 season was one for the record books. To go along with the teams success of going a franchise best 14-2, RB LaDainian Tomlinson had one of the best seasons a running back has ever had in NFL history.
If not the best.
He entered the Week 14 game against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium needing two touchdowns to tie Shaun Alexander’s record of 28 total touchdowns in one season, a record he set for the Seattle Seahawks just one year earlier.
Tomlinson got the tying touchdown with under four minutes remaining and it seemed like he would break it the next week. But the Chargers ended up getting the ball back because of LB Shawne Merriman’s strip-sack of Broncos QB Jay Cutler.
This gave the Chargers the ball at the Broncos seven yard line, and the rest is history. LT scored on the first play of the drive to get the record. He was greeted with his teammates and the roars from the packed stadium of Chargers fans.
The Chargers improved to 11-2 with the 48-20 win, led by LT’s 103 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. Definitely one of the best moments in Chargers history.