PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Quintin Mikell blocked a field goal and Matt Ware returned it 65 yards for a touchdown with 2:25 left, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 20-17 victory over the San Diego Chargers yesterday.
San Diego’s LaDainian Tomlinson was held to a career-low 7 yards rushing on 17 carries and failed to score, ending his NFL record-tying streak of consecutive games with a touchdown at 18.
Drew Brees rallied the Chargers from a 10-0 deficit with a pair of touchdown passes, but San Diego couldn’t put the game away after the Eagles failed to convert a fourth-and-1 at their own 30 late in the game.
Mikell leaped in the air to swat away Nate Kaeding’s 40-yard attempt, Ware picked it up after one bounce and raced into the end zone.
The Chargers drove to Philadelphia’s 19 on the ensuing possession, but Sheldon Brown stripped Reche Caldwell and Darwin Walker recovered.
Philadelphia’s Donovan McNabb set a team record with 35 completions in 54 attempts for 287 yards and one touchdown, and Terrell Owens caught his 100th career touchdown pass to help the Eagles improve to 4-2. The Chargers dropped to 3-4.