Herbert throws for 337 yards, Chargers beat Washington 20-16

Antonio Gibson
Posted at 6:21 AM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-13 06:21:12-04

LANDOVER, Md. — Justin Herbert threw for 337 yards and a touchdown to help the Los Angeles Chargers beat Washington 20-16 in an ugly Week 1 matchup full of turnovers and big penalties.

Herbert fumbled into the end zone and threw an interception, but connected with Mike Williams for the go-ahead score after Washington's Antonio Gibson lost a fumble of his own.

L.A.'s Austin Ekeler also ran for a touchdown after being listed as questionable with a hamstring injury.

Ryan Fitzpatrick was knocked out of his debut as Washington's starting quarterback with a right hip injury.

Taylor Heinicke replaced Fitzpatrick and could be the starter moving forward.