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Chargers’ Austin Ekeler catches 30-yard TD pass from Philip Rivers after Mike Williams hauls in 52-yard reception

Austin Ekeler, Philip Rivers, Mike Williams, Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers were down 17-3 to the Denver Broncos and the first half was coming to a close. With the clock ticking down, they needed to do something fast. Enter Austin Ekeler, Philip Rivers, and Mike Williams.

First, Philip Rivers connected with wide receiver Mike Williams for 52 yards.

With under one minute to go, this was massive. It immediately got them into field goal position. So as long as they held onto the ball, the Chargers would at least be getting a field goal opportunity out of the situation.

However, they got something much better than that. Just moments later, Rivers connected again. This time it was with running back Austin Ekeler. Ekeler caught a wheel route and went the rest of the way for a 30-yard touchdown.

This was seriously needed. Without those two big plays, the Chargers would have been down two scores at the half.

Now, they have something to build on. If that momentum can leak into the second half, there’s no reason they can’t come down from just seven.

And being down seven at the half sure does sound a whole lot better than being down 14.

While Rivers has struggled at times this year, he can put together drives like that, to remind you just how good he is.

Meanwhile, Williams is a fantastic receiver and Ekeler would be a star back in most offenses. He has Mike Gordon with him as well, so the glory is shared. However, Ekeler still makes a lot of plays, even with his limited time on the field.

The Chargers have been disappointing this year, but this type of quick scoring offense reminds a lot of people why they were a favorite coming into the season. Don’t be surprised if more big plays come in the second half.