Chargers vs. Raiders live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Sunday Night Football’ game

The Raiders will advance to the playoffs with an eventful overtime win against the Chargers. 

Kicker Daniel Carlson made the game-winning field goal with no time left on the clock in overtime. With the 35-32 win in Las Vegas, the Raiders will advance to play in the wild-card game against the Bengals. 

Derek Carr completed 20 of 36 passes for 186 yards with two touchdowns. Running back Josh Jacobs led the Raiders’ offense on the ground with 26 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown. Justin Herbert completed 34 of 64 passes for 383 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. 

Although the Raiders allowed the Chargers to convert on six fourth-down attempts, the Raiders made a stop in the third quarter that allowed Las Vegas to score a field goal in the third quarter and keep a 20-14 lead. Cornerback Casey Heyward also picked off a pass from Herbert at the beginning of the fourth quarter that gave the Raiders another field goal opportunity. The Chargers retaliated with two scores in the final 10 minutes of regulation to tie it up at 29. 

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The Raiders scored the first field goal within the first three minutes of the overtime period. Herbert helped the Chargers race to the Las Vegas red zone and tie it up again at 32 with 4:30 remaining. Carr connected with wide receivers Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones while Jacobs rushed for a combined 23 yards during the final drive of the game. 

The win automatically advances the Raiders into the playoffs and knocks the Chargers out of contention. It also grants the Steelers a spot in the playoffs with the 16-13 win against the Ravens on Sunday. With the updated playoff schedule, the Raiders will face the Bengals on Saturday for the wild-card game at Paul Brown Stadium. 

Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Chargers vs. Raiders on “Sunday Night Football.” Follow along for complete results from the NFL Week 18 game.

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Chargers vs. Raiders score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT F
Chargers 0 14 0 15 3 32
Raiders 10 7 3 9 6 35

Chargers vs. Raiders live updates, highlights from Sunday Night Football

All times Eastern. 

Final: Raiders 35, Chargers 32

12:14 p.m.: FIELD GOAL RAIDERS. Carlson makes a 47-yard field goal and wins it for the Raiders. 

12:10 a.m.: Carr finds Jones for 11 yards and ran out of bounds at the 45 ahead of the two-minute warning. 

12:08 a.m.: Carr completes to Edwards for 17 yards and gets a first down at the Vegas 42. 

12:05 a.m.: FIELD GOAL CHARGERS. Hopkins makes a 41-yard attempt that ties it up again 32-32 with 4:35 remaining in overtime. 

12:02 a.m.: Herbert connects on a deep pass up the middle to Williams for 47 yards and positions the Chargers at the Las Vegas 27. 

12:00 a.m.: Herbert completes to Cook for 31 yards and gets a first down at the Las Vegas 44. A penalty against the Raiders adds another five yards. 

11:56 p.m.: FIELD GOAL RAIDERS. Carlson makes a 40-yard attempt to put the Raiders back on top 32-29 with 7:09 remaining in overtime. 

11:52 p.m.: Jacobs breaks free and rushes for 28 yards and is pushed out of bounds. He rushes for another 18 yards on the following play to position the Raiders at the Chargers’ 29. 

Fourth Quarter: Chargers 29, Raiders 29

11:47 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Herbert finds Williams in the end zone for the score. Hopkins makes the extra point and ties it up 29-29 at the end of regulation. 

11:42 p.m.: Herbert connects with Guyton, who leaps out of bounds as he made the catch and was ruled incomplete. After official review, the call was reversed and Guyton caught the pass for 17 yards and a first down at the Raiders’ 12. 

11:38 p.m.: Herbert finds Williams for 14 yards on fourth down and bring the Chargers to the 29 before using their last time out. 

11:32 p.m.: Herbert connects with Allen for 14 yards and brings the Chargers to the 47 with under a minute remaining. 

11:30 p.m.: FUMBLE CHARGERS. Crosby sacks Herbert for a loss of 9 yards, knocked the ball loose and recovered for the Raiders. After official review, the call was overturned and ruled as an incomplete pass.  

11:26 p.m.: Herbert connects with Allen for 11 yards on fourth down and positions the Chargers at their own 28.

11:20 p.m.: FUMBLE RAIDERS. Carr is sacked for a loss of 7 yards and Bosa knocks the ball loose. Parker recovers for the Raiders at the 19 and Cole punts for 54 yards. 

11:16 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Herbert completes a deep pass to Palmer for 23 yards and a touchdown. Ekeler rushes in for the two-point conversion and the Chargers are down 29-22 with 4:34 remaining in the game. 

11:13 p.m.: Crosby sacks Herbert for a loss of 11 yards and pushes the Chargers back to the 23

11:10 p.m.: Herbert completes a pass to Williams for 5 yards and falls short of the first down. After the Chargers challenged the ruling, the call was reversed and Los Vegas got a first down at the 12. 

11:06 p.m.: Herbert finds Guyton for 18 yards and moves the chains to the 22. 

11:04 p.m.: Herbert connects with Williams on a pass for 18 yards and gets a first down at the Las Vegas 43. 

11:00 p.m.: FIELD GOAL RAIDERS. Carlson makes a 52-yard attempt that keeps the Raiders ahead 29-14 with 8:29 remaining in the game. 

10:58 p.m.: Carr connects with Richards, who barrels through defenders for 8 yards and gets a first down at the Chargers’ 39. 

10:54 p.m.: INTERCEPTION RAIDERS. Hayward picks off a pass from Herbert intended for Williams and allows the Raiders to take over at their own 36. 

10:48 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS. Carr connects with Renfrow for 2 yards and extends the lead in Las Vegas. The two-point conversion attempt fails and the Raiders lead 26-14 with 14:14 remaining in the game. 

Third Quarter: Raiders 20, Chargers 14

10:38 p.m.: Mariota breaks free and rushes up the right for 15 yards to give the Raiders a first down at the Los Angeles 8. 

10:35 p.m.: Carr connects with Edwards on a deep pass for 30 yards and positions Las Vegas at the 49. 

10:31 p.m.: Long punts for 56 yards and Renfrow returns for 13 yards. A personal foul penalty against the Raiders pushes Las Vegas to their own 32. 

10:28 p.m.: Crosby sacks Herbert for a loss of 7 yards and pushes the Chargers back to their own 25. 

10:24 p.m.: FIELD GOAL RAIDERS. After Carr throws consecutive incomplete passes, Carlson makes a 31-yard attempt that keeps the Raiders in the lead. Las Vegas leads 20-14 with 8:03 remaining in the third quarter. 

10:22 p.m.: Ekeler rushes for a loss of 2 yards and turned the ball over to Las Vegas at the Chargers’ 18. 

10:16 p.m.: Carr throws consecutive incomplete passes and forces the Raiders to punt. Los Angeles will start the drive at their own 9. 

10:12 p.m.: Hopkins misses a 51-yard attempt that keeps the Chargers down by three points. Raiders take possession at their own 41. 

10:10 p.m.: Ferrell and Jefferson sack Herbert for a loss of 10 yards and pushes the Chargers back to the 35. 

10:08 p.m.: Herbert connects with Cook on a deep pass for 42 yards and gets a first down at the Las Vegas 22. 

Halftime: Raiders 17, Chargers 14

9:50 p.m.: After the Chargers get a false start penalty on third down, Long punts for 52 yards. Renfrow returns for 9 yards and positions the Raiders at the 36 to end the first half. 

9:46 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS. Jacobs rushes into the end zone to put the Raiders back on top. Carlson makes the extra point and the Raiders lead 17-14 with 40 seconds remaining in the half. 

9:44 p.m.: Carr attempts a pass deep left then a defensive pass interference penalty against the Chargers gives the Raiders a fresh set of downs at the 1. 

9:38 p.m.: Richards breaks free and rushes for 22 yards and fell short of the first down. After an official review, the call was reversed and Richards rushed for 23 yards to get a first down at the Las Angeles 42. 

9:31 p.m.: Carr completes a pass to Waller, who picks up 18 yards and gives Vegas a first down at the 48. 

9:27 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Herbert connects with Ekeler in the end zone for 14 yards and puts Los Angeles in the lead. Chargers are up 14-10 with 1:52 remaining in the first half.  

9:21 p.m.: Herbert connects with Cook for 13 yards, then Jackson rushes up the middle for 11 yards to position the Chargers at the Las Vegas 27. 

9:16 p.m.: Herbert completes a pass to Allen for 10 yards and gets a first down at the 21. 

9:12 p.m.: Carr is sacked by Nwosu for a loss of 8 yards on first down, then he completes a pass to Edwards for 12 yards and short of the first down. Cole punts and the Chargers start from their own 10. 

9:10 p.m.: Carr attempts a deep pass intended for Richard, and a defensive pass interference penalty against the Chargers gives the Raiders a first down at the 47. 

9:05 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Ekeler rushes into the end zone for 14 yards and puts Los Angeles on the board. After Hopkins makes the extra point, Raiders hold a 10-7 lead with 12:42 remaining in the half. 

8:59 p.m.: Herbert connects with Guyton for 5 yards on fourth down and positions the Chargers at the Las Vegas 14. 

First Quarter: Raiders 10, Chargers 0

8:55 p.m.: Herbert completes a pass to Cook for 19 yards and gets a first down at the Raiders’ 38 to end the first quarter. 

8:50 p.m.: Herbert completes to Ekeler for 14 yards and gives the Chargers a first down at the 44.

8:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS. Carr connects with Renfrow in the end zone for 12 yards and extends the lead in Las Vegas. Raiders are up 10-0 with 3:14 remaining in the first quarter. 

8:43 p.m.: Carr connects with Jones on fourth down and moves the chains to the Los Angeles 13. 

8:40 p.m.: FUMBLE CHARGERS. Johnson muffs the punt recovery and Deablo recovers at the Los Angeles 23. 

8:38 p.m.: Jacobs breaks free and rushes for 14 yards, then is tackled by Nwosu on the following play for a loss of 2 yards. 

8:35 p.m.: Herbert completes a short pass to Allen for 5 yards and falls short of the first down. Long punts, and Renfrow returns for 10 yards to give the Raiders a first down at their own 14. 

8:29 p.m.: FIELD GOAL RAIDERS. Jacobs is tackled for a loss of 6 yards then Carr throws an incomplete pass on third down. Carlson makes the 24-yard attempt to give the Raiders a 3-0 lead with 10:54 remaining in the first quarter. 

8:25 p.m.: Carr completes a short pass to Moreau, who rushes for 44 yards and fumbles the ball out of bounds. Raiders get a fresh set of downs at the Chargers’ 7. 

8:22 p.m.: Carr completes a pass to Jacobs for 8 yards and gets a first down at the Las Vegas 49. 

8:20 p.m.: Chargers win the coin toss and defer. Raiders will start with possession on the kickoff. 

Chargers vs. Raiders start time

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 9
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

The Chargers vs. Raideres game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m. ET.

What channel is Chargers vs. Raiders on tonight?

  • TV channels: NBC
  • Live streams: Peacock, fuboTV

The Chargers vs. Raiders matchup will be broadcast nationally on NBC with announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth on the call and Michele Tafoya on the sidelines.

For those hoping to stream the matchup, NBC will carry the game on its streaming platform, Peacock. You can also stream “Sunday Night Football” live online with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

NFL live stream for ‘Sunday Night Football’

If you don’t have access to NBC through a cable subscription, there are many other options you can look into to watch the “Sunday Night Football” matchup.

Streaming option Cable subscription needed? Free? Cost Free trial?
NBC Sports Yes Yes
Peacock No Yes
NFL App Yes Yes
Yahoo! Sports App No Yes
fuboTV No No $60/month Yes
AT&T TV Now No No $55/month Yes
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $55/month Yes
Sling TV No No $35/month No
YouTube TV No No $65/month Yes

Chargers schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Time (ET)  TV
1 Sept. 12 at Washington 1 p.m. CBS
2 Sept. 19 vs. Cowboys 4:25 p.m. CBS
3 Sept. 26 at Chiefs 1 p.m. CBS
4 Oct. 4 (Mon.) vs. Raiders 8:15 p.m. ESPN
5 Oct. 10 vs. Browns 4:05 p.m. CBS
6 Oct. 17 at Ravens 1 p.m. CBS
7 BYE
8 Oct. 31 vs. Patriots 4:05 p.m. CBS
9 Nov. 7 at Eagles 4:05 p.m. CBS
10 Nov. 14 vs. Vikings 4:05 p.m. Fox
11 Nov. 21 vs. Steelers 8:20 p.m. NBC
12 Nov. 28 at Broncos 4:05 p.m. CBS
13 Dec. 5 at Bengals 1 p.m. Fox
14 Dec. 12 vs. Giants 4:05 p.m. Fox
15 Dec. 16 (Thu.) vs. Chiefs 8:20 p.m. Fox/NFLN/Amazon
16 Dec. 26 at Texans 1 p.m. CBS
17 Jan. 2 vs. Broncos 4:05 p.m. CBS
18 Jan. 9 at Raiders 8:20 p.m. NBC

Raiders schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Time (ET)  TV
1 Sept. 13 (Mon.) vs. Ravens 8:15 p.m. ESPN/ABC
2 Sept. 19 at Steelers 1 p.m. CBS
3 Sept. 26 vs. Dolphins 4:05 p.m. CBS
4 Oct. 4 (Mon.) at Chargers 8:15 p.m. ESPN
5 Oct. 10 vs. Bears 4:05 p.m. CBS
6 Oct. 17 at Broncos 4:25 p.m. CBS
7 Oct. 24 vs. Eagles 4:05 p.m.  FOX
8 BYE
9 Nov. 7 at Giants 1 p.m. CBS
10 Nov. 14 vs. Chiefs 8:20 p.m. NBC
11 Nov. 21 vs. Bengals 4:05 p.m. CBS
12 Nov. 25 (Thu.) at Cowboys 4:30 p.m. CBS
13 Dec. 5 vs. Washington 4:05 p.m. Fox
14 Dec. 12 at Chiefs 1 p.m. Fox
15 Dec. 20 (Mon.) at Browns 5 p.m. Fox/NFLN
16 Dec. 26 vs. Broncos 4:25 p.m. CBS
17 Jan. 2 at Colts 1 p.m. CBS
18 Jan. 9 vs. Chargers 8:20 p.m. NBC

‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup
1 Sept. 9 (Thu.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
  Sept. 12 Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears
2 Sept. 19 Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs
3 Sept. 26 San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
4 Oct. 3 New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 Oct. 10 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills
6 Oct. 17 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks
7 Oct. 24 San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts
8 Oct. 31 Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys
9 Nov. 7 Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
10 Nov. 14 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
11 Nov. 21 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
12 Nov. 28 Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
13 Dec. 5 Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
14 Dec. 12 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
15 Dec. 19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
16 Dec. 26 Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys
17 Jan. 2 Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
18 Jan. 9 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders

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