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Raiders said screw the tie, win 35-32 over Chargers in overtime to make the playoffs, and the Steelers get in as well (Video)

Written by Doug Rush

Raiders said screw the tie, win 35-32 over Chargers in overtime to make the playoffs, and the Steelers get in as well (Video)

Because we are a society that likes to watch the world burn, the entire NFL community wanted to see a tie between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers.

And we nearly had it.

After regulation expired at 29-29, the Raiders got the ball first. Daniel Carlson delivered the first field goal. The Raiders go up 32-29.

The Chargers get the ball, Dustin Hopkins kicks a field goal. All tied up at 32 again.

The Raiders get the ball, and use every bit of clock to take it down to the end of overtime. And it was Daniel Carlson for the win.

The Raiders, with an interim head coach in Rich Bisaccia, qualify for the playoffs, and the Chargers go home with heartbreak.

Because of this, the Pittsburgh Steelers also qualify for the playoffs as well. The Steelers will face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.

The Raiders will go to the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday afternoon. And the Chargers go home to Los Angeles.

What an ending to Week 18 of the regular season.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.