The Chargers went into their game against the Raiders without offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. The injury didn’t seem to bother them, as they came away with a 35-28 overtime victory.
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(CBSLA) LAS VEGAS — The NFL season came to a close in spectacular fashion, with two teams battling it out for the last playoff place until the closing seconds of regulation, and then again in overtime.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 09: Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders escapes a sack from Los Angeles Chargers’ Jerry Tillery #99 during the second quarter at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 09, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images/Ethan Miller)
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On Sunday, the Los Angeles Chargers (9-8) and the Las Vegas Raiders (10-7) faced off, with the Raiders winning 35-32 in overtime to advance to the playoffs.
The Chargers’ narrative of the game was poor play, which resulted in two turnovers, over 100 yards in penalties, and a fourth consecutive season without a postseason berth. Their most recent appearance took place in 2018.
Despite their lackluster performance, Chargers supporters were given a ray of hope as the clock approached zeroes at the conclusion of regulation, when Justin Herbert threw a 12-yard pass to Mike Williams, which was followed by a missed extra point, to send the game to overtime.
In overtime, the Raiders took the ball first and scored on a 40-yard field goal after advancing down the field with Josh Jacobs’ 46-yard running touchdown. When Dustin Hopkins kicked a 41-yard field goal to tie the game once again, the Bolts responded with their own successful drive that ended just shy of a score.
The Raiders drank up all 4 minutes and 30 seconds remaining in overtime, marching 46 yards on eight plays and finished the game with a 47-yard field goal, Carlson’s fifth of the game, to seal the victory for Chargers fans worldwide.
Almost everything pointed to the Chargers, even the game’s penalty yardage, which totaled 108 yards on 10 penalties, compared to the Raiders’ four infractions, which totaled only 38 yards.
Los Angeles racked up 440 yards of offense, 355 passing yards and 85 rushing yards. The Raiders’ attack was about 50-50, with 172 passing yards and 174 running yards.
Herbert ended the game with 383 yards passing and three touchdowns on 34-of-64 passing. He was also sacked three times and threw one interception. Derek Carr passed for 186 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Raiders to their first postseason appearance since 2016. He was sacked three times as well.
With 132 running yards, Las Vegas’ Josh Jacobs topped all players, followed by Austin Ekeler’s 64. On a total of 12 targets, Ekeler caught five passes.
With 119 yards on nine catches, Mike Williams would break the century mark in receiving yards in the game.
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On the night, Raiders Pro Bowler Maxx Crosby had six tackles, four quarterback hits, and two sacks, making his presence known throughout all five quarters. Crosby knocked the ball out of Herbert’s hands in the fourth quarter, which officials first deemed a fumble. This was a worrisome moment for Bolts supporters. Due to Herbert’s forward motion during his intended throw, it was judged an incomplete pass after review.
Chargers Pro Bowler Joey Bosa, on the other hand, would earn his own sack on the night, raising his season total to 9.5.
The Raiders will meet the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card Round on January 15 to open the playoffs.
Summary of the results
After a 24-yard field goal by Carlson to start the game, Las Vegas raced out to a 10-0 lead after the first quarter.
After an Andre Roberts muffed punt a few plays later, they had back-to-back drives, ending in their first score of the game when quarterback Derek Carr connected his favorite target Hunter Renfrow on a 12-yard out route.
Austin Ekeler scored two 14-yard touchdowns – one running and one receiving – as the Bolts roared back in the second quarter, outscoring the Raiders 14-7. Josh Jacobs also contributed a 1-yard running score for the Raiders.
The Raiders only had one field goal, a 31-yarder, in a low-scoring third quarter.
A thrilling fourth quarter opened with another Carr touchdown pass to Renfrow, but a two-point conversion try by the same combination failed, extending the Raiders’ lead to 26-14.
Just three plays later, Herbert would throw an interception into the clutches of former Charger Casey Hayward Jr. This would result in yet another Raider field goal, this time a 52-yard kick by Carlson, putting the Raiders up 29-14.
When Herbert led the Bolts on a 75-yard drive that culminated with a 23-yard throw to Joshua Palmer and a two-yard conversion pass from Herbert to Ekeler, the score was 29-22.
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After a fast three-and-out, the ball was returned to Herbert, who put together probably one of his greatest drives of the season, covering 83 yards in 19 plays. With no time remaining on the clock, Herbert launched a laser into Mike Williams’ chest, forcing the game to overtime.
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The “raiders vs charges” is a football game that took place on December 24, 2018. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 35-28 in overtime.
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