Live updates from the Chargers-Raiders: Sunday Night Football score, extra time, highlights as Las Vegas takes AFC playoff spot
Daniel Carlson’s 47-yard field goal as time ended in overtime on Sunday gave the Raiders a 35-32 victory over the Chargers to send Las Vegas to the playoffs for the first time since the 2016 season.
It was a wild game of “Sunday Night Football” which saw a scenario in which if the game ended in a tie, both teams would advance to the playoffs. Instead, the Raiders have decided to hit the winning basket, and they will now visit the Bengals in next weekend’s wildcard opener at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
The Chargers trailed by 15 points in the fourth quarter and rallied to tie the game. It was an unlikely comeback as Justin Herbert converted on six straight fourth down attempts to extend the game, including throwing a touchdown in the 4th and 21st at Joshua Palmer and then throwing a touchdown at Mike Williams at the expiration of regulation time.
Herbert finished 34-for-64 for 383 yards and three touchdowns.
Josh Jacobs carried the offensive charge for the Raiders, rushing for 132 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. None was bigger than the 10 yards he gained in 3rd and 4th with 38 seconds left in overtime. A gain of less than four yards would have allowed Carlson to attempt a field goal over 55 yards, but Jacobs’ rush established the winning distance.
The Raiders (10-7) have won their last four games to advance to the playoffs as a 5-seeded while the Chargers (9-8) have lost three of their last four, including Houston in of week 16.
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Raiders 35, Chargers 32 – OT | THE SCORE OF THE BOX
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