Saturday, December 4, 2021

Justin Herbert has 3 TDs as Chargers beat Eagles 27-24

PHILADELPHIA (NWN) — Justin Herbert threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Dustin Hopkins kicked a 29-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining, helping the Los Angeles Chargers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 on Sunday. achieved victory.

Herbert threw for 356 yards, completing 32 of 38 passes. He sneaked 1 yard on fourth and -1 with 1:45 from Eagles 28, setting up a Hopkins kick.

The Chargers (5-3) broke a two-game losing streak. The Eagles (3–6) still haven’t won a home game in four tries under rookie coach Nick Siriani.

In the second half before the final series, the teams traded touchdowns on four straight drives.

Los Angeles went 16-10 ahead of Donald Parham Jr. on Herbert’s 8-yard TD pass, but Hopkins missed the extra point. The Eagles quickly responded with Kenneth Gainwell running to take a 1 to 17-16 lead. Hurts completed 3 of 4 passes on that drive for 63 yards. He was 4 out of 9 for 54 yards by that point.

Herbert then ran for 8 and joined Jared Cook on a 2-point conversion to make it 24-17.

But the Hurts fielded Philadelphia back and fired a 28-yard TD pass to Devonta Smith to tie at 24-24 with 6:07 remaining.

Smith took five catches for 116 yards. It was the second 100-yard game for the rookie and the 10th overall draft pick.

Facing the NFL’s worst run defense, the Eagles took the advantage. He had a run of 176 yards, which included 62 hearts.

Herbert threw a 2-yard TD pass to Stephen Anderson late in the first quarter to give the Chargers a 7-0 lead. Herbert took his first possession without scoring 98 yards to the Chargers. His 1-yard pass for Keenan Allen went from 2 down to fourth.

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The Chargers again moved to fourth and second in the second quarter. Joshua Kelly was stopped after a 1 yard lead in the Eagles 26.

Coaching Connection

Siriani spent five seasons with the Chargers as an assistant coach. Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen was an assistant with the Chargers for nine of the last 10 seasons before joining Siriani’s staff in Philadelphia. Chargers rookie coach Brandon Staley turned down an interview with the Eagles to take the job in Los Angeles.

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Joy Bosa dismissed Harts without touching it in the third quarter. Bossa pushed right guard Jack Driscoll into the harts, causing him to fall down.


Chargers: CB Ryan Smith walks out of the field in the fourth quarter. Starting CB Asante Samuel Jr (concussion) and Michael Davis (hamstrings) were inactive.

Eagles: CB Darius Slay (right hamstring) left in the fourth quarter. CB Avonte Maddox (knee) doesn’t end the game.


Chargers: Host the Minnesota Vikings (3-5) next Sunday.

Eagles: Visit the Denver Broncos (5-4) next Sunday.


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