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Chargers' Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler give Raiders first loss

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) waves his fist to the crowd after victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI
1 of 5 | Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) waves his fist to the crowd after victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Justin Herbert threw three touchdown passes, Austin Ekeler scored twice and the Los Angeles Chargers defense sacked Derek Carr four times to give the Las Vegas Raiders their first loss and end Week 4 of the NFL season.

Herbert completed 25 of 38 passes for 222 yards in the 28-14 victory Monday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Ekeler totaled 145 yards from scrimmage on 18 touches.

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"I think it's huge because we bounced back after a big win last week against Kansas City," Herbert told reporters. "It's always about the next week and the next opportunity."

Carr completed 21 of 34 passes for 196 yards, two scores and an interception. The Chargers held the Raiders to 213 total yards in the AFC West division matchup.

"You never want to lose," Carr told reporters. "It's hard to win in this league, but we will see them again."

The Chargers used a 12-play 75-yard drive to score a touchdown on the game's opening possession. Herbert threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to tight end Donald Parham Jr. to give the Chargers a 7-0 lead.

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Neither team scored for the rest of the first quarter. The Chargers returned to the end zone 4:16 before halftime, when Herbert connected with tight end Jared Cook for a 10-yard score.

Herbert threw his third touchdown of the first half about four minutes later. He threw that pass to Ekeler for a 14-yard score.

The Raiders opened the second half with an 11-play, 78-yard touchdown drive. Carr ended the possession with a 10-yard touchdown toss to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow.

He threw his second touchdown pass on the Raiders next drive. That 3-yard toss went to tight end Darren Waller and cut the Chargers lead to seven points.

The Raiders missed a field goal, threw an interception and went three-and-out on their next three respective drives.

Ekeler scored on an 11-yard run with 5:20 left in the game.

Derwin James Jr. logged a team-high six total tackles and intercepted Carr. Joey Bosa, Jerry Tillery, Kyler Fackrell and Christian Covington each sacked Carr in the win. The Raiders totaled just 48 rushing yards.

"I felt like we played a complete game in all three phases," Chargers coach Brandon Staley said. "We prepared extremely well. That's a really good team that we just beat."

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The Chargers (3-1) host the Cleveland Browns at 4:05 p.m. EDT Sunday at SoFi Stadium. The Raiders (3-1) host the Chicago Bears at 4:05 p.m. EDT Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert waves his fist to the crowd after a 28-14 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Monday. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo

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