Photos: Chargers defeat rival Las Vegas Raiders at SoFi Stadium

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler scores a touchdown past Las Vegas Raiders safety Trevon Moehrig
Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) scores a touchdown past Las Vegas Raiders safety Trevon Moehrig (25) in the second half.
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The Chargers asserted themselves as contenders for the AFC West title this season in a 28-14 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders at SoFi Stadium on Monday night.

Here are some of the biggest moments of the game captured by veteran Los Angeles Times photographer Robert Gauthier.

Chargers defensive tackle Jerry Tillery sacks Raiders quarterback Derek Carr during the first half.
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Chargers running back Austin Ekeler catches a touchdown pass.
Chargers running back Austin Ekeler catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Justin Herbert in front of Las Vegas Raiders outside linebacker K.J. Wright late in the first half.
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Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen celebrates with running back Austin Ekeler.
Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) celebrates with running back Austin Ekeler after Ekeler scored a touchdown late in the first half.
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Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is sandwiched by Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Drue Tranquill and Uchenna Nwosu
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) is sandwiched by Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Drue Tranquill (49) and Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (42) during first half action.
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Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. knocks the ball from Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III.
Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. knocks the ball from Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III during the first half.
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Inglewood CA, Monday, October 4, 2021 - Los Angeles Chargers free safety Derwin James.
Chargers free safety Derwin James celebrates after stopping the Raiders on third down in the first half.
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Chargers linebacker Kyler Fackrell tackles Raiders quarterback Derek Carr from behind for a second-half sack.
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Chargers defensive back Tevaughn Campbell loses control of the ball as Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow knocks it loose.
Chargers defensive back Tevaughn Campbell loses control of the ball as Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow knocks it loose for an incomplete pass on a fake punt in the first half.
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Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) is swamped by Chargers defenders.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) is swamped by Chargers defenders early in the game at SoFi Stadium.
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Chargers defensive tackle Jerry Tillery celebrates after sacking Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
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Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert celebrates with teammates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Jared Cook.
Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) celebrates with teammates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Jared Cook (87).
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert scrambles away from Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Quinton Jefferson.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) scrambles away from Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Quinton Jefferson (77) during a second half touchdown drive.
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