LaDainian Tomlinson has set a new National Football League single-season record for rushing touchdowns as the San Diego Chargers won their AFC West division with a 48-20 victory over the Denver Broncos.
Tomlinson carried the ball 28 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, including his record-setting 29th of the season.
The Chargers lead the NFL with a record of 11-2. With three regular season games remaining, San Diego is the top American Conference playoff seed, just ahead of the 10-3 Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens.
The Colts were crushed by their AFC South division rival Jacksonville Jaguars, 44-17, while Baltimore topped the Kansas City Chiefs, 20-10.
The last-place Miami Dolphins surprised the AFC East division-leading New England Patriots, 21-0.
The last-place Arizona Cardinals also surprised the first-place Seattle Seahawks, 27-21, in their divisional matchup in the NFC West.
In a battle of NFC division leaders late Sunday, the New Orleans Saints thumped the Dallas Cowboys, 42-17.
Elsewhere in the NFL Sunday:
Philadelphia Eagles 21, Washington Redskins 19
Cincinnati Bengals 27, Oakland Raiders 10;
Tennessee Titans 26, Houston Texans 20 (OT);
Minnesota Vikings 30, Detroit Lions 20;
Atlanta Falcons 17, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6;
New York Giants 27, Carolina Panthers 13;
Green Bay Packers 30, San Francisco 49ers 19;
Buffalo Bills 31, New York Jets 13.
On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns, 27-7.
The Chicago Bears travel to St. Louis to play the Rams in the weekly Monday night contest.
Some information for this report provided by AP.