Philip Rivers hit Ekeler out in the flat on a screen pass and Ekeler did the rest, breaking three tackles on his way to a 55-yard touchdown with 8:27 left in the third quarter, his second of the game.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Ekeler's 60 yards gained after the catch were the third-most for a Chargers' player on a reception in the last five seasons. Ekeler caught the screen pass on his own 40-yard line before galloping for the score.
Ekler also scored on a 1-yard reception from Rivers on a flat route in the first quarter.
Through three quarters, Ekeler has six receptions for 96 yards and caught the attention of holding-out teammate Melvin Gordon.
@AustinEkeler eating !!!!— F L ⚡️ S H (@Melvingordon25) September 8, 2019