San Diego at Philadelphia
Dallas at Seattle 4:05 p.m.
Players -- Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson and Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander -- in league history who have rushed for 10 or more touchdowns over five consecutive seasons. Few teams in the league rely on one player more than the Chargers and Seahawks. San Diego running back LaDainian Tomlinson has 851 yards from scrimmage this season, or 41.6 percent of the Chargers' total yards, and has accounted for 13 of the team's 21 touchdowns.
Alexander, meantime, has 12 of the Seahawks' 21 touchdowns and has had a hand in 30.6 percent of the team's total yardage (mostly through his league-leading 715 rushing yards).
And to think, the Seahawks don't even have Alexander locked up. The team made him their franchise player in the offseason, signing him for one year and $6.5 million. Alexander will become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, though team executives have said they are talking with Alexander's representatives.
"Show him the money," read a sign at Seattle's Qwest Field during Sunday night's 42-10 thumping of the hapless Texans, in which Alexander rushed for 141 yards and four touchdowns. A few more games like that, and the team won't have much choice.