Austin Ekeler scored on two 1-yard runs and Los Angeles clinched its first postseason berth since 2018, intercepting Nick Foles three times to beat the overmatched Colts 20-3 on Monday night.
“We’re in it, now let’s go win it!” one player screamed before reporters were allowed into the locker room.
The bash included second-year coach Brandon Staley handing a game ball to owner Dean Spanos, whose organization earned its second playoff spot since 2014, a little less than a year after a brutal overtime loss at Las Vegas in last season’s finale game kept LA out of the postseason.
Justin Herbert threw for 235 yards and Cameron Dicker made two short field goals for the Chargers (9-6), who won their third straight after getting the help they needed this weekend from Las Vegas, Miami, New England and the New York Jets. When all four lost, the Chargers simply needed a win to clinch a playoff spot, and they did their part.
ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown, leading into Chargers at Colts, is on the air: pic.twitter.com/uWGK5CDvmv
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 26, 2022
Justin Herbert and the Chargers wrapped up a win over the Colts and a playoff berth on Monday nighthttps://t.co/kY9Mkxme28 pic.twitter.com/TpKfILxXtK
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) December 27, 2022