Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr throws against the Los Angeles Chargers defense in the first half at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday Night Football Jan 9, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:
#1 First of all Tony it’s just incredible how the Las Vegas Raiders (10-7) were able to edge out the Los Angeles Chargers (9-8) on Sunday Night Football 35-32 in overtime.
#2 The game was a close one, a cliffhanger, a nail biter, with the score tied at 32-32 the Raiders pulled it off in overtime to get kicker Daniel Carlson in field position to kick a 47 yard field goal for the three point 37-35 win.
#3 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw for 186 yards and two touchdowns, Carr kept the offense moving down field on the Chargers all game long just enough to pull ahead in the fourth quarter only to see the Chargers tie it 29-29 and force overtime and see the game tied up again 32-32 before Carlson’s game winning field goal.
#4 The Raiders have now won four straight games by three or less points and it was those tight games that got them a playoff birth after losing five out of six games they recovered and here they are in the post season.
#5 The Raiders are in Cincinnati to face the Bengals (6-4) for the second time this season. The last time the two teams met was back on Nov 21st when the Bengals handled the Raiders pretty well 32-13. The Bengals have won eight of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Browns (8-9) defeated them in the last game 21-16 in Cleveland. Tony give us your thoughts on who wins this Wild Card game on Saturday.
Tony does the Las Vegas Raiders podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com