Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sunday could be special for Tomlinson in Cleveland
By Bill Williamson
It seems every week, LaDainian Tomlinson moves up the list of all-time leading rushers.
Tomlinson on Sunday has a chance to move into eighth place on the NFL’s list, unseating Cleveland great Jim Brown.
The Chargers play at Cleveland on Sunday. Jim Brown works for the Browns and he will likely be in attendance. Brown, who retired as the NFL’s all-time leader rusher in 1965, has 12,312 career rushing yards. Tomlinson, who moved from 12th to 10th place last week, has 12,257 career rushing yards and needs 56 yards to surpass Brown. Marshall Faulk is ninth with 12,279 yards.
Tomlinson was asked this week about the possibility of surpassing Brown with him in attendance.
“I think it will be special if we’re able to do that, but I haven’t really thought about it too much,” Tomlinson said. “Hopefully, it happens. That would be a special place to do it.”
Tomlinson is averaging 55.2 yards a game this season and has run for 56 or more yards in five of his nine games this season.