NFL playoffs set after Las Vegas Raiders' dramatic overtime victory over LA Chargers

Y entonces, había 14.

After a wild Semana 18 of regular season NFL action, la eliminatoria picture was confirmed with the lucky 14 teams learning their match-ups as the day developed.
There were twists and turns, with surprise losses and overtime wins, before a classic between the Raiders de Las Vegas and the Los Angeles Chargers capped a remarkable Sunday.
    Thanks to a 47-yard Daniel Carlson field goal as time expired overtime, the Raiders clinched a playoff berth with a 35-32 victoria — in the process knocking out the Chargersin a game which contained everything an NFL fan would need: explosive plays, a big comeback and a thrilling subplot with a playoff spot on the line.
      Playing at home, the Raiders built a large lead over the first three quarters, with Josh Jacobs running for a career-high 132 yardas, including a touchdown.
        But despite trailing by 15 points heading into the fourth quarter, Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert and the rest of his team showed their spirit to climb back into the game.
        A 23-yard touchdown pass from Herbert to Josh Palmer gave the Bolts hope, and a methodical, 19-tocar, 83-yard drive capped by Herbert’s dagger pass to Mike Williams with time running out sent the game to overtime.
          After the two teams exchanged field goals during the opening drives of overtime, Carlson’s kick with time expiring sent the Raiders to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
          Los Angeles Chargers inside linebacker Kyler Fackrell walks off the field after the Chargers lost to the Raiders.

          And for a team which has had a tumultuous seasonhead coach Jon Gruden resigned after reports emerged of him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as an ESPN analystit is the perfect culmination for interim head coach Rich Bisaccia.
          We just found a way to have a chance to win at the end,” Bisaccia dicho.
          We’ve been in this situation beforejust can’t say enough about how this team prepares and going into the game and playing like that. They believe in each other when they go out there. They don’t blink.
          Raiders quarterback Derek Carr celebrates after Las Vegas beat the Chargers.

          Clinching a spot

          With the victory, the Raiders earned themselves the fifth seed in the AFC and a clash against the Cincinnati Bengals in the playoffs.
          The victory also helped seal a playoff spot for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who advanced to the postseason after a wild series of events earlier in the day.
          Needing an Indianapolis Colts loss to the Jacksonville Jaguarswho had lost their previous eight gamesand needing to beat their division rivals, the Baltimore Ravens, away from home, Pittsburgh’s chances were slim.
          sin embargo, the Jaguars dominated the Colts, winning 26-11, while the Steelers needed their own overtime field goal from Chris Boswell to beat the Ravens, 16-13.
          And although there was a wild scenario where if the Chargers and the Raiders had tied, both teams would have made the playoffs and the Steelers would have missed out, Carlson’s kick meant the Steelers made it in by the skin of their teeth.
          Their prize for sealing their spot on ‘Super Wild Card Weekendas the No. 7 seed is a trip to face the Kansas City Chiefs.
          Ben Roethlisberger celebrates a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens.

          A football bonanza

          los 2021 season was the first 17-game NFL season, but it is the second season with a 14-team playoff system.
          With this new system, el no. 1 seeds in both the AFC and NFC conferencesthe Tennessee Titans in the AFC and the Green Bay Packers in the NFCwill get a first-round bye, while the remaining 12 teams will play across the coming weekend, including a new Monday night game.
          Here is a look at the schedule for ‘Super Wild Card Weekend’:
          sábado, enero 15
          AFC: 4:30 pm. (Y) No. 5 Las Vegas Raiders at No. 4 Bengals de Cincinnati
          AFC: 8:15 pm. (Y) No. 6 New England Patriots at No. 3 Billetes de búfalo
          domingo, enero 16
          NFC: 1:00 pm. (Y) No. 7 Philadelphia Eagles at No. 2 Bucaneros de Tampa Bay
          NFC: 4:30 pm. (Y) No. 6 San Francisco 49ers at No. 3 Cowboys de Dallas
          AFC: 8:15 pm. (Y) No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 2 Jefes de Kansas City
            lunes, enero 17
            NFC: 8:15 pm. (Y) No. 5 Arizona Cardinals at No. 4 Los Angeles Rams

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