Chargers and LT must be better against Indianapolis
The Chargers still have the best running backs in the playoffs but the San Diego running game must improve this week against the Colts.
Updated: January 8, 2008, 1:00 PM ETBy Scouts Inc.
The 2007 playoffs have entered the divisional round and we're down to eight teams vying for a spot in the Super Bowl. The Chargers are still atop Scouts Inc.'s rankings of the best running back units in the postseason, but San Diego has to improve on its performance against Tennessee in the wild-card round if it hopes to beat the Colts.
LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for only 42 yards in the wild-card win over Tennessee and he must be better in order to take pressure off QB Philip Rivers. LT is the best running back in the NFL, which places a tremendous amount of pressure on opposing defenses. Tomlinson has outstanding run instincts and patience when setting up blockers in the Chargers' power O schemes, which San Diego will use to attack the edges of the Colts' front seven.
Updated Playoff Rankings
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Initial Playoff Rankings
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