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Mike Williams

It was a simple “dig” route, a play in which Mike Williams sprinted about 15 yards downfield and made a quick 90-degree turn toward the middle.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, on a third and six from the Oakland Raiders 34-yard line and his team trailing by three points in the fourth quarter, timed his pass so it would reach its target just as Williams came out of his break.

Williams, the former Clemson star who was the seventh overall pick in April’s draft, leaped for the ball and hauled it in for a 15-yard gain, giving the Chargers a first down at the 19.

Five plays later, Rivers connected with Melvin Gordon on a six-yard touchdown pass that gave the Chargers a...

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