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Chargers – Bears (30-13): Justin Herbert calm

Los Angeles Chargers (3-4) – Chicago Bears (2-6): 30-13

There are rarely quiet evenings in the NFL, but this eighth Sunday of the season looked like it for the Chargers. Los Angeles scored on its four first-half possessions to lead 24-7 at the break. Justin Herbert completed his first 15 passes. The defense allowed just one touchdown in the first three quarters. In short: everything went well.

Chicago obviously can’t say the same. Tyson Bagent (25/37, 232 yards, 2 int) and his squad only gained 222 yards in total and the rookie was intercepted twice. The Bears were not ridiculous. They contained the opposing ground game well and did not completely explode. But the Chargers were much too strong and more complete.

The Chargers roll from the start

Ten actions, 92 yards and a little over five minutes, no missed passes, including a last one of 39 yards for a touchdown from Austin Ekeler.

The Chargers attack the meeting perfectly. Rebelote on the second offensive, with 55 yards gained in four big minutes for a new touchdown, this time from Simi Fehoko.

At 17-0, Chicago is finally getting its head above water. Bagent leads a 98-yard drive completed on the ground by Darrynton Evans. But the respite is short-lived. Herbert and his team immediately put together a new decisive drive, concluded by Donald Parham for a touchdown (24-7) just before the break. For the first time in two years, Herbert threw three touchdowns in the first half.

The Bears blocked

If the Los Angeles attack slows down in the second part of the match, Chicago does not really benefit. Not for lack of trying, but the Chargers defense is there too. In the fourth quarter, Derwin James appeared to intercept Bagent. The first time this season that Los Angeles has accumulated several interceptions in a match!

Tyson Bagent narrows the gap on a quarterback sneak late in the match, but it’s too late.

After two defeats, the Chargers are finally getting back on track. Justin Herbert’s broken left middle finger no longer seems to pose much of a problem and Brandon Staley is safe for at least a few days.

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