SAN DIEGO -- LaDainian Tomlinson broke Paul Hornung's
46-year-old NFL single-season scoring record on a 15-yard run in
the first quarter of San Diego's game against Kansas City on Sunday
The touchdown run gave him 180 points, breaking Hornung's record
of 176 set with the Green Bay Packers in 1960. Hornung was a kicker
as well as a halfback for Green Bay.
Tomlinson then burst 85 yards for another TD in the second
quarter, giving the Chargers a 14-3 lead.
On the first TD, Tomlinson started off right tackle, then broke
around right end to score untouched. Nate Kaeding's PAT made it
Tomlinson has 31 TDs, extending the NFL single-season record he
set a week earlier.
Tomlinson ended up with 199 yards rushing in a 20-9 victory over the Chiefs.
Prior to kickoff, there was a video tribute and moment of
silence for Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, who died Wednesday night of
complications from prostate cancer. He was 74. The Chiefs had
"LH" decals on the backs of their helmets.
Hunt was the founder of the AFL and a driving force in the
merger with the NFL. He even came up with the term "Super Bowl."