LT Looking To Lead Jets Over Pats

L.T. sees chance to redeem himself in New England

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Sports Writer
      FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – LaDainian Tomlinson was helpless on
the San Diego Chargers' bench, a wounded running back whose pride
had taken a major hit.
      It was the AFC championship game at New England in 2008, and the
star running back tried to push through the game with a sprained
knee. He lasted just a few plays before the pain sent him to the
sideline while the Chargers lost out on a Super Bowl appearance.
      Three years later and healthy with the New York Jets, Tomlinson
is headed to Foxborough for a playoff game again, and he says
Thursday it's a chance “to redeem myself.”
      Coming off perhaps the best postseason performance of his
career, the NFL's seventh-leading rusher says he's so excited, “my
hair's going to be on fire.”
      
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