Chargers beat Raiders 30-10, but won’t go to playoffs

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The Chargers had a couple of realistic paths to the playoffs at the start of play on Sunday and both of them called for a win over the Raiders before any other results would matter.

The Chargers were able to check that box in convincing fashion in front of a largely pro-Raiders crowd at StubHub Center. Philip Rivers threw three touchdowns, Keenan Allen set a new single-season record for receptions and the Chargers won 30-10 after scoring the final 23 points of the game.

The other results didn’t come through for the Chargers, however. Both of their scenarios called for the Titans to lose to the Jaguars and Tennessee was able to snap a three-game losing streak against the Jaguars.

It’s a bitter close to the team’s first season in Los Angeles, but one they could have avoided if they hadn’t started the year by losing four straight games. Those early stumbles, which included two games decided by missed field goals by L.A.’s original kicker Younghoe Koo, will burn as the Chargers watch other teams take part in the postseason tournament.

21 responses to “Chargers beat Raiders 30-10, but won’t go to playoffs

  1. Good for the Chargers ending their season on a high note. Starting off 0-4 is tough to climb out of. The people rooting for the Raiders have no clue what’s going on. Los Angeles has two NFL teams, and they both wear blue and yellow. The Raiders haven’t been a Los Angeles team since 1994. The Chargers aren’t that far away. Look for them in be in the playoffs next season.

  2. Expect some changes coming the Raiders way. Not a fan of them by any means, but the word disappointing doesn’t do any justice describing their season. I expect them to be back next year in a big way. In fact, I expect all of the afcw will bounce back.

  3. Shame. They’re hands down better than an awful Titans team and they beat the Bills by 30. Two bad afc wildcard games.

  4. mrbiggstuff says:
    December 31, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    Instead we have to watch the Titans and Ravens. Ugh.
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    Wrong, how about the Bills baby!!!!!

  5. abcisezas123 says:
    December 31, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    Both “LA” teams will fire HCs. Wont that be funny.
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    Um, I don’t thing the Rams are firing their HC. They’re going to the playoffs!

  6. Raiders are who everyone except the delusional Raider fans at the beginning of the year, thought they were.
    Shame about the Chargers. Jacksonville is one and done. Good for the Bills out of this though.

  7. rabbi187 says:
    December 31, 2017 at 8:15 pm
    Shame. They’re hands down better than an awful Titans team and they beat the Bills by 30. Two bad afc wildcard games
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    Don’t lose to the Broncos and Dolphins and you’re in. Going 6-6 in the conference killed you. Bills beat AFC teams all season.

  8. t’s a bitter close to the team’s first season in Los Angeles, but one they could have avoided if they hadn’t started the year by losing four straight games. Those early stumbles, which included two games decided by missed field goals by L.A.’s original kicker Younghoe Koo, will burn as the Chargers watch other teams take part in the postseason tournament.

    Slow down there! The missed kick in the Broncos game was a game-tying field goal attempt. That is a huge difference. If that kick was successful, it would have forced overtime. It would not have won the game. Furthermore, the Chargers were down 21-7 in the 4th quarter. So maybe they should have played better the first 3 quarters. Now the second missed kick, sure that would have been a game-winner.
    The Chargers also beat the Raiders in large part due to missed extra point. That single point proved crucial in a 17-16 win. They also lost to the Jaguars in a tough loss.
    So the Chargers had some breaks go for them and against them. All in all it was a great season. This team just needs to play a full 60 minutes and they can be a playoff team. But for some reason it is very hard for the Chargers to play a full 60 minutes.
    I am proud of this fantastic season. And congrats to the Bills and Titans for making the postseason!!!
    ~Chargers Fan

  9. billswillnevermove says:
    December 31, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    mrbiggstuff says:
    December 31, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    Instead we have to watch the Titans and Ravens. Ugh.
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    Wrong, how about the Bills baby!!!!!

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    The jills will be one and done next week, baby.

  10. GoBills87 says:
    December 31, 2017 at 9:05 pm
    rabbi187 says:
    December 31, 2017 at 8:15 pm
    Shame. They’re hands down better than an awful Titans team and they beat the Bills by 30. Two bad afc wildcard games
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    Don’t lose to the Broncos and Dolphins and you’re in. Going 6-6 in the conference killed you. Bills beat AFC teams all season.
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    Bills didnt beat us though, in fact we beat the hell out of your team! 54-24 so remember that before you start talking trash.
    I am glad the bills got in, just wish the Bolts did too.

  11. Your all wrong! This one is on Telesco for ‘dumping’ Josh Lambo for the ‘trick kicker’ Koo….who couldn’t and Kan’t. How pathetic was that? Telesco was playing and failing at ‘catch-up’ the rest of the year. The ‘relocation’ was a joke as well. They’ll be no fan base in LA. The Rams have it. Telesco also blew it dumping Weddle and drafting Mike Williams instead of Ramczek. Pathetic. I was wrong about Lynn. He’s a solid coach. The most laughable rumor from yesterday’s game was that the Raiders might be sharing StubHub with the Chargers the next two or three years because there’s no Davis/stadium deal with Oakland beyond this year! What a ‘relocation’ mess the NFL has created! Buffalo up next to San Antonio. The great fans there don’t have the tax money to build Pelugas’ new stadium. New York state taxes are the highest in the country…next to Cali. Pathetic!.

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