INGLEWOOD, Calif.: Austin Ekeler scored 3 touchdowns, together with a 3-yard rating with 1:31 last, because the Los Angeles Chargers defeated the Cleveland Browns 47-42 in a wild shootout Sunday.
Justin Herbert had his report eleventh 300-yard sport with 398 yards passing and tied a career-high with 4 touchdowns. Mike Williams had 165 receiving yards and stuck two TD passes for the Chargers, off to their first 4-1 get started since 2014.
The sport noticed one tie and 8 lead adjustments, together with 4 lead adjustments within the ultimate quarter-hour when the groups mixed for 41 issues.
Ekeler completed with 119 scrimmage yards (66 dashing, 53 receiving). Los Angeles, underneath first-year trainer Brandon Staley, has received 3 directly and leads the AFC West after losses by means of Denver and Las Vegas.
Herbert has essentially the most 300-yard video games by means of any quarterback of their first two years within the league.
Browns working again Nick Chubb rushed for 161 yards and Baker Mayfield bounced again, going 23 of 32 for 306 yards and two touchdowns. David Njoku had 149 receiving yards for Cleveland (3-2), which has its two defeats after having double-digit leads in the second one part.
After Ekelers 19-yard display move rating from Herbert drew the Chargers inside of 42-41 with 3:15 last, Tristan Vizcaino overlooked his 2nd additional level of the sport.
Cleveland went three-and-out on its resulting ownership, putting in the successful five-play, 48-yard force.
Herbert, who finished 26 of 43 passes, attached with Jared Cook dinner for a 29-yard crowning glory to the Browns 18-yard line. 4 performs later, Ekeler went into the top zone.
Mayfield, who finished lower than part his passes remaining week at Minnesota, was once heading in the right direction on his first 9 makes an attempt Sunday, which incorporated a 7-yard landing to Rashard Higgins early in the second one quarter to present the Browns a 10-7 lead.
Chubb went over the 100-yard mark for the nineteenth time at the opening force of the 3rd quarter with a 52-yard run off proper take on to increase Cleveland’s result in 27-13 sooner than the Chargers rallied.
Williams have been the Chargers’ deep danger the previous two seasons, however had emerged as a short-route receiver within the new offense all the way through the primary 4 video games. That wasn’t the case on Sunday as he had a career-high, 72-yard TD all the way through the second one quarter.
After Herbert’ 9-yard keeper and 2-point conversion introduced the Bolts inside of 27-21, the Chargers regained the lead when Williams was once left broad open for a 42-yard rating.
Browns: Cleveland was once already skinny within the secondary with rookie CB Greg Newsome II inactive. It were given even worse when CB Denzel Ward (neck) was once injured all the way through the primary part and didn’t go back. The Browns have been additionally lacking each beginning tackles after proper take on Jack Conklin suffered a knee damage within the 3rd quarter. S M.J. Stewart had a hamstring damage in the second one part and didn’t go back.
Chargers: G Oday Aboushi suffered a knee damage all the way through the primary quarter and didn’t go back.
Browns: host the Arizona Cardinals subsequent Sunday.
Chargers: hit the street to stand the Baltimore Ravens subsequent Sunday.
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