Last year's MVP, LaDainian Tomlinson, won his second consecutive rushing title, becoming the first running back since Edgerrin James (1999-2000) to lead the league in rushing in back-to-back seasons. Tomlinson started the season slowly, but gained 602 yards in the month of December despite playing only six quarters in the final three games. Tomlinson left the game against the
with a knee bruise, but expects to play. Michael Turner backs up Tomlinson and will be an attractive free agent in the offseason, especially after he gained 71 yards on 17 attempts against the
rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns in his only extended work against the
in Week 15. Sproles had a key 56-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against Indianapolis. Fullback Andrew Pinnock has replaced injured starter Lorenzo Neal, who still hopes to return if the
keep advancing in the playoffs.