There's no Eagles until tonight, so we get to enjoy a day of Sunday football. Undoubtedly the game most Eagles fans will have their eye on is the 4:15 matchup between the red hot Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys. Interesting little factoid about that game from the NFL.
The San Diego Chargers, who can clinch a playoff spot this weekend, have won 15 consecutive December games dating back to 2006, the longest streak in NFL history. The previous mark was set by the 1968-1972 Dallas Cowboys, who won 13 games in a row during the month.
More on that game after the jump
"We always look to play our best football in December," says San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson who leads the NFL in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in December since 2000. "That’s when we want to be at our best. We focus more in December because we know what’s coming up."
Winners of 15 consecutive games in December, Tomlinson and the Chargers aim to ride that momentum to a fourth consecutive AFC West title.
"We seem to finish strong," says Tomlinson. "We’ve talked about it and really made it one of our mottos. I think that has a lot to do with our mindsets in December. We want to play our best football in December going into January. This team is a real focused team, and we have a knack for really taking it one game at a time and taking that idea to heart."