Justin Herbert threw for three scores, Austin Ekeler mixed for a calling high 117 yards and scored twice and the Los Angeles Chargers pounded the Las Vegas Raiders from the unbeaten situations with a 28-14 victory Monday night.
Los Angeles are 3-1 curiously starting around 2014 and a piece of a three-way tie on the AFC West with Las Vegas and Denver. The Raiders’ disaster suggests the Arizona Cardinals are the NFL’s lone undefeated gathering following a month.
Chargers first-year tutor Brandon Staley was happy with his gathering’s threatening harmony similarly as staying inside the game-plan. Los Angeles had the ball for just about 35 minutes with three of their four scoring drives going nine plays or more.
“We stayed patient, I thought we had a good mix of the run and pass. Justin was incredibly calm tand Austin woke up around evening time,” he said.
Herbert, who completed 25 of 38 passes for 222 yards, addressed all of his TDs in the essential half as the Chargers built a 21-0 halftime lead. The Raiders scored on their underlying two resources of the ensuing half to draw inside a score, but Ekeler gave Los Angeles some breathing room with a 11-yard run off left gatekeeper. Herbert had the basic play of the drive with a 13-yard completing to Jared Cook on fourth-and-two from midfield.
Herbert achieved a few accomplishments in the achievement. He completed his 500th pass in his nineteenth start, transforming into the principle quarterback in the Super Bowl time to show up at that before his 20th start. He has addressed 10 scores in his underlying three ideal time games, tying Patrick Mahomes and Dan Marino.
Ekeler, who had 145 full scale yards, moreover had a score gathering in the second quarter.Derek Carr was 21 of 34 for 196 yards with two scores and a catch endeavor. The Raiders could direct only 48 yards flooding against a Chargers monitor that was around the end in the relationship in run assurance.
“We can’t come out and take that many punches in the first round. I’m satisfied with our people showing a strength to get up and keep on engaging, yet that was bizarre around evening time,” Raiders tutor Jon Gruden said. “They got on us and they got after us in every one of the three phases, and we sorted out some way to make it a football coordinate and permit ourselves a chance, but it’s basically too hard in this relationship against incredible gatherings.”
The Chargers made the underlying opening effort and went 75 yards in 12 plays. Herbert completed all of the six of his passes on the drive, including a four-yard slug to tight end Donald Parham rearward of the end zone to put them on top 7-0.
Los Angeles loosened up its lead to 21-0 at halftime by scoring on the last two drives of the primary half. Herbert’s 10-yard TD to Cook was set up by a 41-yard completing to an absolutely open Stephen Anderson to the Raiders 12 three plays earlier.
After the Raiders went three-and-out, Herbert drove the Chargers on a nine-play drive. He completed his last five passes, including a 14-yard screen to Ekeler for the score.
Las Vegas was held to one at first down and 51 net yards in the fundamental half, but made changes at halftime and scored on its underlying two resources of the ensuing half. The Raiders required the second from last quarter the initial shot and scored when Carr found Hunter Renfrow for a 10-yard score.
Darren Waller then, drew Las Vegas inside a TD when he got a three-yard pass with 1:44 abundance in the third.