Justin Herbert passed for 235 lawns and also Austin Ekeler ran for two touchdowns to aid the Los Angeles Chargers secure a playoff berth with a 20-3 win versus the host Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.

With their 3rd straight victory, the Chargers (9-6) gotten approved for the postseason for the first time because the 2018 season.

Nick Foles took over as the starter at quarterback for Indianapolis today and also completed 17-for-29 for 143 yards and also three interceptions. He was likewise sacked seven times. Matt Ryan was benched after the Colts blew a 33-0 halftime lead on Dec. 17 in a 39-36 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Indianapolis (4-10-1) was held to 173 overall backyards in its 5th straight loss.

The Chargers did not tape-record an initially down on their initial 3 drives, yet they marched 70 lawns on 13 use their 4th and took a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard goal run by Ekeler with 8:41 left in the 2nd quarter.

The Chargers obstructed 2 come on the first quarter, consisting of one by All-Pro safety Derwin James, who had missed out on the previous 2 video games with a quad injury. James was involved in a helmet-to-helmet deal with on Ashton Dulin with 5:19 left in the first fifty percent. James was disqualified from the game as well as Dulin was later on ruled out with a trauma. Chase McLaughlin covered the drive with a 46-yard field goal to cut the cause 7-3 with 4:21 left in the half. Cameron Dicker booted a 24-yard basket as time ended to provide the Chargers a 10-3 halftime lead.

Asante Samuel Jr. intercepted the third pass for Los Angeles on its initial protective series of the second half, and also the Chargers paid that in with a 21-yard basket by Dicker for a 13-3 lead with 6:01 left in the 3rd quarter. Ekeler scored on an additional 1-yard go to extend the bring about 20-3 with 8:20 left in the game.

The Colts played without running back Jonathan Taylor, the leading rusher in the NFL last season, who was placed on damaged get last week after sustaining a high ankle joint sprain early in the loss to Minnesota.– Area Level Media

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Last Updated: 27 December 2022