NFL: San Diego 14, Detroit 7

Dec. 7, 2003 at 4:51 PM
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DETROIT, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Doug Flutie threw touchdown passes of 17 and 73 yards to LaDainian Tomlinson Sunday and the San Diego Chargers held on for a 14-7 victory over Detroit.

Flutie completed 17-of-25 passes for 244 yards and Tomlinson finished with 236 yards of total offense. He caught nine passes for a career-high 148 yards and rushed for 88 yards on 25 carries.

The loss snapped a three-game home winning streak for Detroit (4-9), which is just 1-7 since 1995 on the week following Thanksgiving.

The Lions played inspired football in a 22-14 victory over Green Bay on Thanksgiving Day, but could get little going against the Chargers (3-10) until Joey Harrington tossed a five-yard scoring pass to Casey Fitzsimmons midway through the fourth quarter. Detroit reached the Chargers 31 in the final minute before turning the ball over on downs.

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