Raiders vs Chargers: 3 things we learned in 2021 Week 18
The Raiders never make it easy
This somewhat ties into the first lesson, but it is hard not to mention it separately. The Raiders took the mantel of cardiac kids in 2021, and this game was no different.
Another overtime win gives them four on the season, and this game had a similar vibe to the opening night win over the Ravens. The Raiders seemed like they had won the game multiple times just to blow it and look like they were in the midst of an epic choke job. Yet somehow, they were able to pull out a win and take a few years off the lives of their fans in the process.
And it is only fitting that they finish the regular season the same way they started it.
This is not a formula that will lead to sustained success, but to come out on top in these close games for a season feels great. Too often, the Raiders have found themselves on the losing end of these games over the past 20 seasons.
Do the Raiders have a few more wild ones left in them?