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Los Angeles Chargers star QB Justin Herbert just made NFL history as the young playmaker continues to pave his own way in LA.  The second-year QB out of Oregon is doubling down on his impressive career in the league so far as the reigning Offensive ROTY has now etched his name in the record books as one of the most exciting signal-callers in the NFL right now.

Los Angeles Chargers star QB Justin Herbert just made NFL history as the young playmaker continues to pave his own way in LA.  The second-year QB out of Oregon is doubling down on his impressive career in the league so far as the reigning Offensive ROTY has now etched his name in the record books as one of the most exciting signal-callers in the NFL right now.

With another impressive outing against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11, the 23-year old has now joined an elite club of QBs that have recorded 7,000 passing yards in their first 25 career starts. Herbert is just the fourth player in NFL history to achieve such a feat, putting his name alongside other iconic QBs like former MVP Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Hall of Famers Kurt Warner and Dan Marino (via The Athletic).

After an impressive rookie campaign, last year’s sixth overall pick is showing the world this season that his record-breaking debut season is no fluke. The Chargers’ young star has been incredible all-season long so far and has been one of the biggest reasons why LA is clinging on to a winning record at this point of the season.

And, his historic 41 - 37 win night in Week 11 at the So-Fi stadium was the perfect example. Aside from breaking this impressive QB record in the opening half of the game, Herbert kept coming at the Steelers’ defense and won it all for his team with a game-winning touchdown pass to WR Mike Williams with a minute left to play. Herbert capped off his historic night with a total of three TDs for 382 yards, putting the Chargers at 6-4 record after 11 weeks.

The Chargers got outscored 27-14 in the fourth quarter on Sunday as Pittsburgh mounted a late comeback, but ultimately it wasn't enough for the Steelers, as Los Angeles won 41-37 after Justin Herbert hit Mike Williams for a 53-yard touchdown with 2:09 left to ice the game.

Herbert, along with running back Austin Ekeler out of the backfield, both did a bit of everything on offense. Herbert threw for 382 yards and three touchdowns while running for another 90. Ekeler, meanwhile, tallied four touchdowns — two rushing and two receiving — as he totaled 115 total yards.

The Chargers were 7-of-12 on third down, averaged 7.7 yards per play and amassed 533 yards of total offense. But it was two key plays late in the fourth quarter — a blocked punt and an interception by Justin Herbert — that allowed the Steelers to make a late comeback and even take the late lead for a short time.

Pittsburgh's offense flowed through Ben Roethlisberger, who turned in a three touchdown game as the ground game was sporadic at best, with Pittsburgh averaging just 3.1 yards per carry. Star rookie running back Najee Harris also missed much of the fourth quarter after being evaluated for a concussion. He was ultimately cleared to return on what wound up being Pittsburgh's final drive.

The win for Los Angeles improves its record to 6-4 and snaps a two-game home losing streak. They're now tied with Kansas City atop the AFC West with a game at Denver looming. Pittsburgh's loss drops it to 5-4-1, the Steelers' first loss since Oct. 3. They travel to Cincinnati next week to take on their fellow AFC North foes the Bengals.

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