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Los Angeles Chargers: Awards for the 2019 season

By Travis Wakeman
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers autographs a helmet for a fan following the Chargers 30-24 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers autographs a helmet for a fan following the Chargers 30-24 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /
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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs for yardage during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs for yardage during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

Top play: Austin Ekeler 84-yard touchdown vs. Jags

The Chargers’ best win of the season came in Week 9 over the Green Bay Packers but the team’s most dominant win was its 35-point blowout victory in Week 14 over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The highlight of that game (video) came on a third-down play early in the third quarter. Philip Rivers faced a quick blitz right up the middle and just barely got his pass off in time. It landed in the hands of Ekeler who was out in the flat. He made a quick move to the inside and then showed off some serious speed, racing 84 yards for a touchdown.

In this game, Ekeler became the first Chargers player in over three decades to have 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in the same game. A large chunk of that came on this play, which put the Bolts up by a score of 31-3.

There were some other big plays this season that were considered, including Casey Hayward’s incredible interception in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions, but Ekeler’s electric catch and run is the play that stands out above all others.

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