8:15 PM ET, November 23, 2008
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Vinatieri nails 51-yarder as time expires to push Colts past Chargers
SAN DIEGO -- Redemption couldn't have been any sweeter for Adam Vinatieri, who was right down the middle from a lot farther out.One of the most clutch kickers in NFL history, Vinatieri made a 51-yard field goal as time expired to lift Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts to a heart-stopping 23-20 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.
• This game marked the fourth time this season the Chargers have lost in the final 24 seconds.
• Peyton Manning threw for 255 yards. He's passed for at least 200 yards in all 11 games this season, tying his longest streak to start a season (2002).
• LaDainian Tomlinson was held to only 84 yards rushing and no touchdowns. He's scored only one touchdown in his last seven games.
-- ESPN research
San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 84 yards on 21 carries, giving him 11,420 yards and moving him past John Riggins for 14th place on the career list. ... Hester was in because fellow rookie Mike Tolbert left with a shoulder injury.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.0||6.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||1:45||Adam Vinatieri 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 62 yds, 5:40
|FG||11:47||Nate Kaeding 35 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 66 yds, 4:59
|TD||5:05||Vincent Jackson 39 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 89 yds, 4:35
|TD||0:43||Anthony Gonzalez 13 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 71 yds, 4:18
|TD||3:54||Dominic Rhodes 1 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 66 yds, 7:10
|FG||11:51||Adam Vinatieri 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 13 plays, 62 yds, 4:10
|TD||5:40||Jacob Hester 1 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers (Nate Kaeding Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 70 yds, 6:12
|FG||1:35||Nate Kaeding 47 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 58 yds, 1:45
|FG||0:02||Adam Vinatieri 51 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 37 yds, 1:30