In Week 18, we have seen some crazy outcomes so far with playoff berths on the line. To top of the chaos, there is a playoff scenario that still needs to be resolved on Sunday Night Football as the Los Angeles Chargers take on the Las Vegas Raiders.
Update —OMG IT ALMOST HAPPENED! THE CHARGERS JUST ELIMINATED THEMSELVES FROM THE PLAYOFFS. THIS IS INSANITY. The Raiders get in on a 35-32 win in overtime. The Chargers set Las Vegas up in field goal range and Daniel Carlson nailed a 47-yarder to win the game. For some reason the Chargers stopped the clock when the Raiders were going to run it out and take the tie.
So the Raiders get in as the 5-seed and the Steelers will be the 7-seed in the AFC playoffs. The Raiders win dropped the Patriots to the 6-seed and a matchup with the Bills. The Chiefs will face the Steelers in the first round and the Raiders will take on the Bengals.
Update — Don’t look now, but the Chargers and Raiders are going to overtime! The tie is still very much in play. Neither team kneeled the game out like everyone wanted, but this is the second-best scenario for those who want madness. If the Chargers and Raiders tie, both teams get into the playoffs and the Steelers would be denied a spot.
The winner of the game will head to the playoffs with the loser being eliminated, so what makes this game must-watch and interesting? Well, if the game happens to end in a tie, both teams make the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Steelers would be eliminated. This has caused social media to ignite with ideas for the game including both teams kneeling out the entire game for the best and the worst football game of all time.
Here’s a look at some of the Chargers vs. Raiders odds for tying scenarios ahead of their Week 18 matchup over on DraftKings Sportsbook.
3-way moneyline odds
Other tie scenario odds
First-half tie + Raiders win: +2000
First-half tie + Chargers win: +1700
Raiders lead first half + tie to end game: +2500
Chargers lead first half + tie to end game: +2500
First-half tie + tie to end game: +2500
Odds to go into overtime
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