Justin Herbert fires 23-yard TD pass to DeAndre Carter

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert capitalized on an interception by teammate Drue Tranquill on Sunday in taking a lead over the Las Vegas Raiders.

On a second-and-two from the Raiders’ 23 with 40 seconds remaining in the half, Herbert threw a dart, perfectly placed between two Raiders’ defenders, to receiver DeAndre Carter for a touchdown.

The Chargers took a 17-3 lead into halftime.

Herbert was 5-of-5 for 139 yards and a touchdown on throws traveling more than 10 yards downfield in the first half.

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