Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert throws for 382 yards, including a 53-yard winning touchdown pass to Mike Williams after the Pittsburgh Steelers overturned a 17 pon lead for Los Angeles in the fourth quarter
Justin Herbert threw for 382 yards and Austin Ekeler scored four touchdowns as the Los Angeles Chargers fended off the Pittsburgh Steelers’ comeback by winning 41-37 in a Sunday Night Football thriller.
The Chargers were apparently looking for a comfortable win when they were leading by 17 points early in the fourth period, but the Steelers then scored 27 points to move forward 37-34 before Herbert hit Mike Williams for a 53-yard winning touchdown in a wild ending. .
Herbert completed 30 of 41 passes, throwing three touchdown passes to an interception. He also had 90 yards running on the ground. The Los Angeles quarterback was, however, overtaken by teammate Ekeler, who scored 115 yards from scrimmage and four TDs: two on the run, two on the receiving.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger – activated Saturday from the reserve list / COVID-19 after missing the 16-16 draw with the winless Detroit Lions last week – made 28 of 44 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns.
Two of Big Ben’s goals came within 26 seconds of each other as he found tight ends Eric Ebron and Pat Freiermuth, each from five yards, both sides of a Herbert interception that equalized the game at 34. -34.
Chris Boswell connected on a 45-yard field goal to see Pittsburgh take the lead in their next series, after Los Angeles flipped the ball downs, but Herbert then found Williams for the winning score with just over two minutes left. end and the Chargers defense did the rest to resist victory.
It means the Steelers slide to 5-4-1 of the season, while the Chargers jump to 6-4.
Pittsburgh opened the scoring midway through the first quarter thanks to a 36-yard field goal from Boswell, but Los Angeles took the lead on the next possession when Ekeler came in from six yards for the first of his four TDs.
After an impressive defense from the goal line, the Chargers then scored the 14-3 with less than four minutes left in the first half, when Ekeler scored a Herbert pass this time.
The Steelers responded, this time finding the endzone as Roethlisberger threw a delightful touch pass to Diontae Johnson from 10 yards, but Herbert engineered a last-minute drive to set up a 30-yard field goal from Dustin Hopkins to see the Chargers lead by seven at half time.
That lead stretched to 17 after Ekeler scored a third time – his best of the night as he busted several Steelers defenders on a 17-yard hold and ran into the endzone – and Hopkins fired through another field. goal.