The LA Chargers‘ season ended on Sunday Night Football in what was the game of the year in the last game of the year. Justin Herbert and the Chargers battled back from a 15-point deficit with less than five minutes to play only to lose to the Las Vegas Raiders in the final seconds of overtime on a Daniel Carlson field goal.

This game took Charger fans on a rollercoaster of emotions. For most of the game, those emotions were frustration as the Chargers made several unacceptable mistakes that gifted the Raiders points. The Chargers were trailing by 15 because they put themselves in that position. It was that simple.

However, then the team started to battle back and it looked like it had all the makings of being a Cinderella. The true Hollywood ending of the two teams tying to both make the playoffs was actually on the table… that is, until the Raiders gashed the ball up the middle of the Chargers defense to give Carlson a manageable field goal attempt.

While the main emotion for Charger fans right now is heartbreak, there is only one take that I can muster together to put into an article.

I mean, Justin Herbert is absolutely incredible. The only reason why the team came back from the 15-point deficit was because of his play as he was the only one that didn’t do anything to hurt the team. Sure, he threw a pick to Casey Hayward, but with everything else he did, it is hard to point that out.

Herbert delivered one of the throws of the year on fourth and 23 down 15 points to score the first touchdown of the come back. It was safe then to assume that would be the best play of the game but it wasn’t. With five seconds remaining, Herbert found Mike Williams to send the game to overtime.


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