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NFL: Chicago 20, San Diego 7

Nov. 2, 2003 at 4:24 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Anthony Thomas had 31 carries for 111 yards and the first two-touchdown game of his career Sunday as Chicago beat the lowly San Diego Chargers, 20-7.

Thomas, shaking off a foot injury that had kept him out of his team's previous contest, gave an inspired effort, outdueling star Chargers running back LaDanian Tomlinson.

Chicago (3-5), which improved to 3-1 at Soldier Field, saw its lead dwindle to 13-7 after Doug Flutie replaced an ineffective Drew Brees and led San Diego to a touchdown drive, culminating in a three-yard run by Tomlinson with 9:12 remaining.

Thomas iced the game with a one-yard scoring run with 20 seconds remaining to ice the contest.

In his third straight start for the injured Kordell Stewart, Chris Chandler completed 21-of-30 passes for 224 yards and one interception for Chicago.

Brees went just 7-of-15 for 49 yards with an interception before being pulled early in the fourth quarter for Flutie, who went 8-of-11 for 70 yards.

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