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Chargers Review: Running Backs

The best player on the San Diego Chargers, LaDainian Tomlinson, was number two in MVP voting this season, a testament to his superior talent level on a 4-12 team. If there was a model of consistency and heart, it was found at this position. In his third year in the league, Tomlinson has stepped up as a vocal leader and his voice will be heard even more in the future. Guiding the light, Lorenzo Neal was instrumental in Tomlinson's success.

Much like Ray Lewis in Baltimore, who sparks the offense, LaDainian Tomlinson sparks the defense. Behind an offensive line that saw nine different combinations of starters, Tomlinson ran for 1,645 yards. He led the league with 2,370 combined yards from scrimmage (725 receiving), the second most in a single-season by any player in league history behind only Marshall Faulk's 2,429 in 1999. In... Recommended Stories

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