The Las Vegas Raiders outlasted the Los Angeles Chargers in a wild game to clinch a wild card spot, here are the studs and duds from the Week 18 thriller
The Raiders and Chargers have played a few thrilling games in recent history but Sunday’s Matchup may have been the most dramatic. Last year’s games were both decided on literally the final play of the game with the Raiders coming up with a goal-line stand in the first game and the Chargers getting their revenge in the rematch a few weeks later.
In Week 18 of this year, however, it was a win and you’re in contest to decide the final wild-card spot. The added wrinkle was that due to the Colts losing to the Jaguars earlier in the day, both teams could have made the playoffs with a tie.
All week long the speculation was that both teams could play for a tie but it all seemed more tongue-in-cheek than true discussion. At one point it seemed like the Raiders would run away with the game but because it’s the 2021-22 season, we needed even more drama and we were literally seconds away from the insane scenario coming true.
Thankfully for the Raiders, they outlasted the Chargers to make the playoffs and sent their division rivals home for the offseason. It was an incredibly dramatic game and the perfect way to cap off an absurd regular season with more twists and turns than an episode of Game of Thrones. Here are the studs and duds from that wild Week 18 victory.