As Justin Herbert launched the ball into the air, only one thought ran through Mike Williams’s mind. Do not drop this ball. The Chargers receiver had already done the hard part, pulling away from Browns cornerback AJ Green and into daylight. He just needed to stay composed. Herbert’s pass floated in, and Williams clasped the ball neatly into his hands before legging out the remaining 30 yards. He raised a finger as he crossed into the end zone for a 72-yard touchdown during the second quarter of Los Angeles’s Week 5 win.

“There’s not so many plays where you’re wide open like that,” Williams said after the game. “You get the big eyes and don’t wanna drop it.”

The Chargers trailed 27-21 early in the fourth quarter when Williams breached Cleveland’s secondary for the second time. On first-and-10 near midfield, Los Angeles’s offense went hurry-up and called a play-action pass. Williams left the deep safety flat-footed as he cut upfield on a post pattern. Herbert let the ball go, striking a jump-shooter’s pose as he hit his wideout, who turned around and leapt in celebration for his second score of the day.