Justin Herbert Sets Twitter On Fire With An Elite Performance As LA Chargers Beat Las Vegas Raiders

Published 10/05/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Oct 4, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass against Las Vegas Raiders inside linebacker Cory Littleton (42) during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


Justin Herbert had quite a performance in his appearance against the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night. His tremendous spell of three touchdowns in the first half of the game put immense pressure over the Raiders, which they later succumbed to.

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Herbert finished with 25 passes completed over 38 attempts with 222 yards covering, three TDs and zero INTs, which ended the Raiders’ win streak on the fourth week with a 28-14 victory.

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Justin Herbert lit up SoFi Stadium with his first half spell

Los Angeles Chargers are 3-1 for the first time since 2014 and have tied with the Broncos and Raiders in AFC West. With the Raiders’ and the Panthers’ loss in the fourth week, means Arizona Cardinals are the lone undefeated team in after four weeks.

Herbert’s spectacular first-half episode led the Chargers to a 21-0 lead over the Raiders. With his exquisite spells one after the other, looks like he is off to an MVP-winning run this season, and the Twitteratis have started to realize it now. As after his Week 4 appearance against the Raiders, he set Twitter on fire.

Furthermore, the Chargers’ first-year coach Brandon Staley was pleased with the offensive balance of the team and the mindset of the players to stick to the game plan throughout the match. “We stayed patient. I thought we had a good mix of the run and pass. Justin was extremely patient and Austin came alive tonight,” he said.

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Can he continue his brilliant run?

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With his win over the Raiders, Herbert has achieved a couple of milestones in his NFL career, as he completed 500 passes in just 19 starts, becoming the first quarterback to reach that in the era of the Super Bowl.

Oct 4, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers tight end Jared Cook (87) celebrates with quarterback Justin Herbert (left) and center Scott Quessenberry (61) and wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) after catching a pass for a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL 2020 overall #6 Draft pick has also recorded 10 touchdowns in his first three prime-time games, tying with Patrick Mahomes and Dan Marino. His effective spells have been a crucial element for the Chargers’ victorious run at the start of the season. However, they fell short of just three points against the Cowboys in Week 2.

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As the Chargers quarterback had a three TD game for the past two weeks, he seems to be in tremendous shape. If he continues to carry it on for the rest of the season, he might become the NFL MVP of the season or might lead his team to win the Super Bowl.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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