Chargers Take Down Colts in Overtime
The Los Angeles Chargers saw their lead evaporate in the fourth-quarter when Jacoby Brissett threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with 48 seconds remaining in the fourth-quarter. Marlon Mack scored on a 2-point conversion to tie the game at 24 for the Indianapolis Colts.
However, Los Angeles responded on the first drive of overtime with the game-winning 7-yard touchdown run by Austin Ekeler and the Chargers won the game over Indianapolis 30-24.
Ekeler rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown. He also caught six passes for 96 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Running back Melvin Gordon did not play in this game for Los Angeles because he is holding out. Justin Jackson rushed for 57 yards on six carries and he also caught one pass for four yards receiving.
In the first-quarter, Philip Rivers threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Austin Ekeler.
In the second-quarter, Jacoby Brissett threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton (missed extra point). Brissett completed 21-of-27 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for nine yards on three carries. Hilton was the Colts leading receiver with eight receptions for 87 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
The Chargers defense wasn’t sharp in this game and they are banged up. Not having safety Derwin James in this game hurt them in a way. The pass rush seemed non existent as well.
Rivers threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen in the second-quarter. Allen was the leading receiver for the Los Angeles Chargers with eight receptions for 123 yards receiving and a touchdown. Rivers completed 25-of-34 passes for 333 yards three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for six yards on one carry.
With Los Angeles leading 17-9 in the third-quarter, Rivers threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Austin Ekeler.
Later in the third-quarter, Marlon Mack scored on a 63-yard touchdown run for Indianapolis. Mack rushed for 174 yards on 25 carries and a score. The rest was history.
This was the first game in the post Andrew Luck era for the Indianapolis Colts and they didn’t look bad and Indianapolis played hard. However, they fell short in this game.
The Colts (0-1) will look to bounce back next week on the road against the Tennessee Titans (1-0). The Chargers (1-0) will go on the road and face the Detroit Lions (0-0-1) next Sunday.