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NFL Week 4 Game Recap: Los Angeles Chargers 34, Houston Texans 24

Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws during the second half against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers got out to a 27-7 first-half lead and held on through the second half to beat the rallying Houston Texans 23-24 in Week 4.

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Offensive spotlight: Chargers RB Austin Ekeler racked up 60 rushing yards and two rushing scores on 13 carries and added 49 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown through the air. He averaged 2.1 yards after contact per rush attempt, forced three missed tackles and generated a 135.4 passer rating as a receiver.

Defensive spotlight: Derwin James was a nightmare for receivers in this one. Targeted six times in coverage, he gave up just three catches for three receiving yards and forced two incompletions, too.

Rookie spotlight: Texans cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. was targeted nine times in coverage, and he gave up seven catches for 72 yards and four first downs.

Offensive line spotlight: Chargers rookie tackle Jamaree Salyer kept a completely clean slate in pass protection on first review and will likely end up with an 80.0-plus pass-blocking grade.

Box Score

Passing
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Rtg
Justin Herbert 24.1 27 / 39 340 8.7 2 0 113.2
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Rtg
Davis Mills 15.8 26 / 35 246 7.0 2 2 88.5
Rushing
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Austin Ekeler 34.9 13 60 4.6 2 20 0
Justin Herbert 24.1 4 -5 -1.2 0 -1 0
Sony Michel 5.7 6 11 1.8 0 4 0
Joshua Kelley 1.5 4 15 3.8 0 6 0
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Dameon Pierce 28.9 14 131 9.4 1 75 0
Receiving
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Austin Ekeler 34.9 7 6 49 7.0 1 21
Mike Williams 22.0 11 7 120 10.9 0 50
Gerald Everett 17.1 6 5 61 10.2 1 18
Michael Bandy 6.9 2 2 49 24.5 0 25
Sony Michel 5.7 3 3 16 5.3 0 9
Joshua Palmer 3.5 1 1 25 25 0 25
DeAndre Carter 2.6 3 2 16 5.3 0 14
Joshua Kelley 1.5 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
Tre' McKitty 1.4 1 1 4 4.0 0 4
Zander Horvath 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Dameon Pierce 28.9 6 6 8 1.3 0 8
Brandin Cooks 18.7 7 7 57 8.1 1 20
Rex Burkhead 14.9 5 5 39 7.8 1 13
Nico Collins 11.2 5 3 82 16.4 0 58
Jordan Akins 5.3 2 2 33 16.5 0 30
O.J. Howard 4.7 5 2 27 5.4 0 22
Mason Schreck 1.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
Phillip Dorsett 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
Chris Moore 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0

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