Tosses two touchdowns
Herbert completed 21 of 36 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Packers. He also rushed eight times for 73 yards.
Herbert endured a number of notable drops Sunday, contributing toward another narrow defeat. The quarterback nonetheless turned in a good individual display, tossing a 51-yard score to Stone Smartt and a 10-yard touchdown to top target Keenan Allen. With a season-high output on the ground as well, Herbert was productive throughout the contest but was handed a second straight three-point defeat.
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Coach Brandon Staley said after Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Broncos that Herbert has a fractured index finger on his right hand, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Johnston caught three of his four targets for 91 yards in the 24-7 loss to the Broncos on Sunday.
Allen caught six of his 12 targets for 68 yards in the 24-7 loss to the Broncos on Sunday. He also threw an incomplete pass.
Ekeler carried the ball 10 times for 51 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Broncos. He also caught five of his seven targets for 49 yards.
Stick completed 13 of his 24 attempts for 179 yards in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Broncos.
Herbert won't return to Sunday's game against the Broncos due to a right finger injury.
Herbert exited Sunday's game against the Broncos due to a finger injury.
Spiller is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Though Ekeler remains in line to start, Joshua Kelley and Isaiah Spiller are also expected to see work in the Chargers' backfield Sunday against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Palmer (knee) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Broncos.