Austin Ekeler’s 14-yard touchdown gets Chargers on the board

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The Chargers looked listless on offense to start the game, but they’re back in it before things got out of hand.

Running back Austin Ekeler rushed for a 14-yard touchdown, cutting the Raiders’ lead to 10-7.

Las Vegas was nearly off the field. On third-and-17, Justin Herbert launched a pass well out of bounds on the left side intended for receiver Mike Williams. But cornerback Brandon Facyson was called for illegal contact after he hit Williams around the first-down marker to give the Chargers a free first down.

Los Angeles took advantage of it, marching down the field for what ended up as a 14-play, 75-yard drive. The club missed a third-and-2, but on fourth-and-2 from the Las Vegas 19, Herbert hit Jalen Guyton for a 5-yard gain.

On the next play, Ekeler took a carry to the paint for the score.

Ekeler has five carries for 30 yards and a 14-yard reception so far.