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Reflections on a Rout

The Chargers struggled to put things in perspective following a 24-point loss at the hands of the Patriots. On one hand, there is no shame in splitting a pair of games against teams that combined to go 25-7 last season. On the other, there is no excuse for San Diego's offense going eight quarters without eclipsing the 30-point mark.

LaDainian Tomlinson did his best to put Sunday's loss in perspective. The reigning MVP was limited to less than 50 yards for the second consecutive game. He was taken out of the game early as the Patriots were up four scores by halftime, forcing the Chargers to all but abandon the running game. "It was probably one of the toughest first halves I can remember," Tomlinson said. "Especially the... Recommended Stories

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