Michael Davis intercepted a go within the closing minute and Michael Badgley hit a 43-yard area objective on the ultimate play of the sport because the Los Angeles Chargers earned a 20-17 victory Sunday to eradicate the Atlanta Falcons from playoff rivalry at Inglewood, Calif.
Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert was 36 of 44 for 243 yards and two touchdowns, giving him eight video games this season with a number of TD passes. Herbert had only one landing go mixed over his earlier two video games after a run of seven consecutive video games with two or extra.
Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen every had 9 catches for Los Angeles (4-9), whereas Ekeler added 79 yards speeding on 15 carries. The Chargers bounced again after an embarrassing 45-0 defeat to the New England Patriots at house final weekend.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was 21 of 32 for 224 yards however was intercepted thrice, all within the second half.
Calvin Ridley had eight catches for 124 yards for Atlanta (4-9), whereas Ito Smith carried the ball 11 instances for 42 yards. Todd Gurley, taking part in in his first sport in Los Angeles after he was reduce by the Rams, had 19 yards on six carries.
The Chargers turned two of their second-half interceptions into factors. Davis intercepted Ryan and returned it to the Chargers’ 41-yard line with 36 seconds remaining. Herbert then drove the crew to the Atlanta 25-yard line within the closing seconds to arrange Badgley’s sport winner.
The Chargers additionally turned Rayshawn Jenkins’ interception within the third quarter right into a 12-yard landing go from Herbert to Tyron Johnson that tied the sport 17-17.
The Falcons used the component of shock to leap on prime within the first half.
After the Chargers took a 7-0 first-quarter lead on a Herbert TD go to Allen, the Falcons answered with their very own unconventional TD go. Large receiver Russell Gage lined up at quarterback and fired an ideal 39-yard scoring strike to Ridley down the center of the sector to tie the sport 7-7 within the opening quarter.
After the groups traded area objectives within the second quarter, the Falcons took a 17-10 lead into the half on Ryan’s 9-yard TD go to Laquon Treadwell with slightly below 5 minutes remaining earlier than the break.