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Justin Herbert ties rookie passing TD record to give Los Angeles Chargers halftime lead

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Shelley SmithESPN Reporter

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert tied the NFL rookie record for most touchdown passes in a season right before halftime, sailing a 26-yard-pass into the hands of Tyron Johnson to give the Chargers a 17-10 lead over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Herbert’s 27th touchdown pass this season tied the record set by the Cleveland Browns’ Baker Mayfield in 2018.

on the money.

📱: | @_TBJXIII

— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) December 18, 2020

It was Herbert’s second touchdown pass of the game. Earlier, he hit tight end Hunter Henry with a 10-yard TD pass on the Chargers’ first drive, one in which he completed all five passes he attempted.

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