CLEVELAND -- With the help of quarterback Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers receiver Tyrell Williams served as a one-man wrecking crew on a two-play, 89-yard scoring drive against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
On first and 10 from their own 11-yard line, Rivers hit Williams in stride on a deep crossing route for a 44-yard gain.
WHAT. A. CATCH. 👏 pic.twitter.com/WkKdH5s0Rx— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) October 14, 2018
The play worked so well the Chargers dialed it up again on the next play, with Rivers this time throwing into triple coverage to Williams. However, Williams managed to wrestle the ball away from cornerback Damarious Randall for his second touchdown of the game -- this one a 45-yard reception -- giving the Chargers a 14-3 lead over the Browns midway through the second quarter.
Williams is the first player in the past 15 regular seasons with two 40-yard receptions on the same drive, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Jeff Janis did it for the Packers in a playoff game, including a game-tying TD on a 41-yard Hail Mary pass from Aaron Rodgers.
Williams had one 40-yard reception all season entering the day. He followed up the 45-yard catch with a 29-yard touchdown reception later in the second quarter.