In the first game with actual fans inside SoFi Stadium, the Chargers got the best of the Rams by a score of 13-6 behind strong efforts by their rookie class on either side of the ball.
Sixth-round rookie Larry Rountree led the Bolts with 63 rushing yards on eight carries and third-round wideout Josh Palmer snagged six of his seven first-half targets for a team-high 36 yards. On defense, the Chargers’ other sixth-round pick, linebacker Nick Niemann, led the team with seven total tackles.
The Chargers’ only touchdown of the night came in the third quarter when 2020 UDFA Darius Bradwell plunged into the end zone from one yard out to break the game’s 6-6 tie. Second-year cornerback John Brannon recorded the only turnover of the game in the fourth quarter when he picked off a John Wolford pass in the end zone which he returned 14 yards the other direction.
Chase Daniel finished the night with 15 completions on 24 attempts for 104 yards. Easton Stick played most of the second half and hit on all seven of his pass attempts for 63 yards.
The Chargers will be back at SoFi Stadium next Saturday to host the 49ers. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.