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Live In-Game Updates: Chargers at Texans Week 4

Follow along for live in-game updates of the Chargers at Texans Week 4 matchup.

This is the live in-game update page for the Chargers at Texans Week 4 game at NRG Stadium. This page will undergo updates in real time with information and analysis throughout the contest.


  • Chargers 34, Texans 24: The Chargers move to a record of 2-2 and will head to Cleveland in Week 5.

Fourth Quarter

  • 12:59: Bryce Callahan picks it off to put the game on ice.
  • 12:56 pm: Sebastian Joseph-Day gets his first sack of the season.
  • 12:53 pm: Justin Herbert has tied an NFL record for 300-yard games through the first three seasons of a career, per the Chargers. This is Herbert’s 19th time he’s reached the 300-yard passing mark.
  • 12:50 pm: Austin Ekeler, at the age of 27, has become the youngest running back in the common draft era to record 25 touchdown catches, per the Chargers.
  • Score Update: Chargers 34, Texans 24
  • 12:48 pm: Justin Herbert hits Austin Ekeler for a touchdown. It's a three-touchdown day for Ekeler.
  • 12:44 pm: Justin Herbert hits Austin Ekeler on a play action bootleg for 21 yards on fourth down.
  • Score Update: Chargers 27, Texans 24
  • 12:33 pm: Texans convert on a 40-yard field goal try, cutting into the Chargers' lead, making it a 27-24 game with 8:30 left.
  • 12:32 pm: Jerry Tillery forces a sack fumble. Chargers can't recover the ball.
  • 12:30 pm: DeAndre Carter fumbles the kickoff return. Texans take over on the Chargers' 16-yard line.
  • Score Update: Chargers 27, Texans 21
  • 12:28 pm: The Texans make this a one-score game after Davis Mills his Brandin Cooks for an 18-yard touchdown.
  • 12:25 pm: J.C. Jackson gets beat for a 58-yard catch by Nico Collins, setting up the Texans inside the red zone.
  • 12:22 pm: After scoring 27 points in the first half, the Chargers have punted on all three drives since receiving the ball coming out of halftime.
  • 12:17 pm: Three quarters in the books and Jamaree Salyer has looked like a natural at left tackle.

Third Quarter

  • Score Update: Chargers 27, Texans 14
  • 12:08 pm: Davis Mills hits Rex Burkhead for an 8-yard touchdown.
  • 11:59 pm: Joshua Palmer was in on the third down play before the Chargers punted.
  • 11:55 pm: Joshua Palmer is getting his ankle taped up and should return to the game at some point, per the broadcast.
  • 11:50 pm: Chargers go three-and-out on their opening drive of the second half.
  • 11:49 pm: The Chargers' 27 first-half points were the most they've scored in a single half since Week 12 of the 2018 season.


Chargers 27, Texans 7

Second Quarter

  • Score Update: Chargers 27, Texans 7
  • 11:30 pm: Chargers add another field goal as they head into halftime, converting from 37 yards out.
  • 11:25 pm: Michael Bandy, who the Chargers elevated from the practice squad to the active roster ahead of the game, has logged two catches for 49 yards on this drive.
  • 11:20 pm: Khalil Mack blows up the Texans' fourth down try, sacking Davis Mills. Mack is now up to five sacks this season.
  • Score Update: Chargers 24, Texans 7
  • 11:09 pm: Dustin Hopkins hits on the 23-yard field goal attempt to give the Chargers a three-score lead.
  • Score Update: Chargers 21, Texans 7
  • 11:02 pm: Dameon Pierce to the house on a 75-yard touchdown run. Pierce went untouched on the rushing attempt.
  • 10:57 pm: Chargers running game thus far: nine carries, 51 yards, 5.7-yard average, two touchdowns.
  • Score Update: Chargers 21, Texans 0
  • 10:53 pm: Austin Ekeler rips a 20-yard touchdown run for his second scoring play of the game.
  • 10:51 pm: Justin Herbert hits a wide open Mike Williams for a 50-yard catch-and-run, setting up the Chargers at the Houston 20-yard line.
  • Score Update: Chargers 14, Texans 0
  • 10:42 pm: Austin Ekeler takes a handoff for 10 yards and finds the end zone. It's his first touchdown of the season.
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First Quarter

  • 10:32 pm: The Texans attempt a 46-yard field goal try and it's wide left. Houston comes up empty.
  • 10:25 pm: Chargers go three-and-out on their second drive of the game and are forced to punt. Michael Davis runs into the Texans’ return man following a fair catch signal for a 15-yard penalty.
  • 10:17 pm: Morgan Fox sacks Davis Mills for a 10-yard loss on third down.
  • Score Update: Chargers 7, Texans 0
  • 10:10 pm: The Chargers capitalize on the turnover: Justin Herbert hits Gerald Everett for an 18-yard touchdown.
  • 10:05 pm: Nasir Adderley picks off Davis Mills on the Texans' opening drive. Khalil Mack applied pressure on Mills to generate an erratic throw.
  • 10:00 am: The Chargers won the toss a defer to the second half.


  • Date and time: Sunday, Oct. 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT
  • Location: NRG Stadium
  • TV: KCBS-LA in Los Angeles and Orange County, KFMB in San Deigo County
  • Streaming: NFL Sunday Ticket and FuboTV
  • Radio: ATL FM-98.7, featuring Matt "Money" Smith, Daniel Jeremiah and Shannon Farren


  • Chargers: QB Easton Stick, WR Keenan Allen, S JT Woods, RB Isaiah Spiller, TE Donald Parham Jr., DL Otito Ogbonnia
  • Texans: TE Pharaoh Brown, OL Austin Deculus, TE Brevin Jordan, DB Isaac Yiadom, LB Jake Hansen, DL Michael Dwumfour, DL Demone Harris

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