Justin Herbert and the Chargers earned a measure of revenge Sunday when they defeated the Las Vegas Raiders 24-19 at SoFi Stadium to open the 2022 NFL season on Sunday. The win came roughly nine months after the Raiders defeated the Chargers in the final game of the 2021 NFL regular season, annihilating the Chargers’ playoff hopes.
Los Angeles Times veteran photographer Robert Gauthier captured some of the game’s biggest moments from his sideline vantage point Sunday. Here are some of his best shots from the game:
Robert Gauthier has been with the Los Angeles Times since 1994. He was the photographer for a project detailing the failings of an L.A. public hospital that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for public service. Before The Times, Gauthier worked at the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Escondido Times-Advocate and the Bernardo News in San Diego County, his hometown.