Through two quarters, the Los Angeles Chargers led the Indianapolis Colts 10-3. The two offenses struggled to start the game, with three interceptions between the teams in the first quarter.
After exchanging punts, the team traded a pair of interceptions. It started with Colts quarterback Nick Foles intercepting a pass intended for Jellani Woods. The Chargers’ Michael Davis caught the pass and ran it back 30 yards. Just a few plays later, quarterback Justin Herbert was picked off by Rodney Thomas on a pass intended for Kenan Allen.
And shortly thereafter, we got another Chargers interception—this time Derwin James caught Foles out on a pass intended for Paris Campbell along the sideline.
The Chargers finally broke the offensive struggle with an Austin Eckler touchdown in the second quarter. Los Angeles drove 70 yards in 13 plays to finish with a one-yard rush for the score.
On the ensuing Colts drive, James was ejected for hitting against Ashton Dolin, driving his helmet on a defenseless receiver. Dolin, who was immediately taken to the medical tent, was disqualified due to a concussion.
Indianapolis capitalized on the penalty spot by getting on the scoreboard with a 46-yard field goal from Chase McLaughlin. Just before halftime, the Chargers increased their lead with a Cameron Decker 24-yard field goal.
He finished the half going 9-for-16 with 65 yards, two touchdowns, and a 26.3 rating. Herbert went 15-for-19 with 145 yards and 1 interception for a 76.6 rating. The Chargers’ passing game has been even more successful than their running game, with 129 passing yards and only 33 receiving yards. Their third-place efficiency improved on the final drive to keep them on track for the three points.
Will the Chargers get a third straight victory, or will the Colts play spoiler? We’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, keep it locked up on our live blog throughout the evening as we update you on stats, results, and highlights.
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