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Glenn Kaplan

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After Matthew Stafford threw a 31-yard touchdown to Kenny Golladay with 7:28 remaining in regulation to give the Detroit Lions a 13-10 lead over the Los Angeles Chargers at home, Detroit would need a key stop late.

They did just that on a third-down play when Philip Rivers threw a pass in the end zone intended for Keenan Allen and it was picked off by Darius Slay with 1:10 remaining in regulation and the Lions would beat Los Angeles by the same score of 13-10.

Stafford completed 22-of-30 passes for 245 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 13 yards on four carries.

Detroit's leading rusher was Kerryon Johnson with 41 yards on 12 carries, He also caught two passes for 47 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Golladay finished with eight receptions for 117 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Rivers completed 21-of-36 passes for 293 yards and one interception. He also rushed for 12 yards.

Speaking of rushing, Los Angeles scored on 1-yard touchdown run by Austin Ekeler in the first-quarter. He rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries and a score. Ekeler also caught six passes for 67 yards receiving.

Keenan Allen was the Chargers leading receiver with eight receptions for 98 yards receiving. Hunter Henry did not play in this game for Los Angeles because of a knee injury. He will be out the next few weeks.

Justin Jackson also had a nice game on the ground with 59 rushing yards on seven carries. He also caught one pass for five yards.

Mike Williams caught three passes for 83 yards receiving for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Matthew Stafford threw a screen pass to Kerryon Johnson and he took it 36 yards to the house in the first-quarter (missed extra point by Matt Prater.

The only other score in this game was on a Ty Long 39-yard field goal in the second-quarter. He missed two field goals in this game.

Los Angeles (1-1) will host the Houston Texans (1-1) next Sunday. Detroit (1-0-1) will go on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) next Sunday.

 

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