The Raiders will host the Chargers in a fight to keep both teams’ playoff hopes alive.
The winning team will automatically advance to the 2022 NFL playoffs, with both teams needing at least a tie to secure a spot. A home win will extend the Raiders’ winning streak and position Las Vegas in seventh seed. However, if the Chargers win, they’ll secure a playoff berth and knock out Las Vegas.
Since the Colts lost to the Jaguars 26-11 on Sunday afternoon, the Raiders and Chargers can both make the playoffs if the game ends in a tie. The outcome of the game will also affect the Steelers’ playoff chances as Pittsburgh claimed a 16-13 road victory over the Ravens.
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In their last meeting of Week 4, the Chargers won a 28-14 victory over the Raiders at home. Herbert completed 25 of 38 passes for 222 yards with three touchdowns while Derek Carr completed 21 of 34 passes for 196 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Justin Herbert will lead the Chargers on the road at full power, with no players on the COVID-19 reserve roster. He connected with wide receiver Mike Williams for 63 yards and a touchdown in Los Angeles’ 34-13 win over the Broncos last week. Although Raiders main running back Josh Jacobs and tight end Darren Waller were listed as questionable due to injuries earlier in the week, both players are expected to start in the game to win.
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Halftime: Raiders 17, Chargers 14
9:50 p.m .: After the Chargers received a false start penalty on the third down, Long punted for 52 yards. Renfrow returned for 9 yards and positioned the Raiders at 36 to complete the first half.
9:46 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS. Jacobs rushes into the end zone to put the Raiders back on top. Carlson scores the extra point and the Raiders lead 17-14 with 40 seconds left at halftime.
21:44: Carr attempts a deep pass to the left and then a defensive pass interference penalty against the Chargers gives the Raiders another run of lows at 1.
9:38 p.m .: Richards breaks free and rushes for 22 yards and fails the first down. After an official review, the call was reversed and Richards rushed for 23 yards to get a first down at Las Angeles 42.
9:31 p.m .: Carr completed a pass to Waller, who picked up 18 yards and gave Vegas a first down at 48.
9:27 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Herbert joined Ekeler in the end zone for 14 yards and put Los Angeles in the lead. Chargers are up 14-10 with 1:52 to go in the first half.
21:21: Herbert connects with Cook for 13 yards, then Jackson rushes down the middle for 11 yards to position the Chargers at Las Vegas 27.
9:16 p.m .: Herbert completes a pass to Allen for 10 yards and gets a first down on 21.
9:12 p.m .: Carr is sacked by Nwosu for a loss of 8 yards on the first try, then he completes a pass to Edwards for 12 yards and runs on the first try. Cole and the Chargers are starting on their own.
9:10 p.m .: Carr tries a through pass aimed at Richard, and a defensive pass interference penalty against the Chargers gives the Raiders a first down at 47.
9:05 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Ekeler rushes into the end zone for 14 yards and places Los Angeles on the chessboard. After Hopkins made the extra point, The Raiders have a 10-7 lead with 12:42 remaining in halftime.
8:59 p.m..: Herbert connects with Guyton for 5 yards on the fourth down and positions the Chargers at Las Vegas 14.
First quarter: Raiders 10, Chargers 0
8:55 p.m .: Herbert completed a pass to Cook for 19 yards and got a first down on the Raiders’ 38 to finish the first quarter.
8:50 p.m .: Herbert completed at Ekeler for 14 yards and gave the Chargers a first down at 44.
8:45 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS. Carr joins Renfrow in the end zone for 12 yards and extends his lead in Las Vegas. Raiders lead 10-0 with 3:14 remaining in the first quarter.
8:43 p.m .: Carr connects with Jones on the fourth and moves the channels to Los Angeles 13.
8:40 p.m .: FUMBLE CHARGERS. Johnson misses recovery from the punt and Deablo recovers at Los Angeles 23.
8:38 p.m .: Jacobs frees himself and rushes for 14 yards, then is tackled by Nwosu on the next play for a loss of 2 yards.
8:35 p.m .: Herbert completed a short pass to Allen for 5 yards and failed the first down. Long pitches, and Renfrow came back 10 yards to give the Raiders their first down 14 yards.
8:29 p.m .: FIELD GOAL RAIDERS. Jacobs is tackled for a loss of 6 yards then Carr throws an incomplete pass on the third try. Carlson makes the 24-yard attempt to give the Raiders a 3-0 lead with 10:54 left in the first quarter.
8:25 p.m .: Carr completes a short pass to Moreau, who rushes for 44 yards and gropes the ball out of bounds. Raiders get another run of low at 7 for Chargers.
8:22 p.m .: Carr completes a pass to Jacobs for 8 yards and gets a first down at Las Vegas 49.
8:20 p.m .: Chargers win the toss and postpone. The Raiders will start with possession at kick-off.
Chargers vs. Raiders start time
- Dated: Sunday January 9
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
The Chargers vs. Raideres game kicks 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.
Which channel Chargers vs. Raiders airing tonight?
- TV channels: CNB
- Live broadcast : Peacock, fuboTV
The Chargers vs. Raiders game will air nationally on NBC with announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth on call and Michele Tafoya on the sidelines.
For those hoping to broadcast the game, NBC will broadcast the game on its streaming platform, Peacock. You can also stream “Sunday Night Football” live online with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
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If you don’t have access to NBC through a cable subscription, there are many other options you can consider to watch the “Sunday Night Football” game.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription required?||To free?||Cost||Free try?|
|Yahoo! Sports application||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|
|Slingshot television||No||No||$ 35 / month||No|
|YouTube TV||No||No||$ 65 / month||Yes|
2021 charger calendar
|The week||Dated||Opponent||Kick-off time||TV|
|1||September 12||in Washington||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|2||September 19||against the cowboys||4:25 p.m. ET||SCS|
|3||September 26||at the chefs||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|4||October 4||against the Raiders||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|5||October 10||against browns||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|6||17 october||among crows||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|8||October 31||against the patriots||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|9||November 7||to the Eagles||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|ten||November 14th||against the Vikings||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|11||21 November||against the Steelers||8:20 p.m. ET||CNB|
|12||28 november||at the Broncos||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|13||December 5||to the Bengals||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|14||December 12||against the giants||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|15||December 16||against the chiefs||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox / NFLN / Amazon|
|16||December 26||among Texans||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|17||January 2||against the Broncos||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|18||January 9||among the Raiders||8:20 p.m. ET||CNB|
2021 Raiders Calendar
|The week||Dated||Opponent||Kick-off time||TV|
|1||September 13||against the crows||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN / ABC|
|2||September 19||at Steelers||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|3||September 26||against dolphins||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|4||October 4||at Chargeurs||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|5||October 10||against bears||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|6||17 october||at the Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||SCS|
|seven||24 october||against the Eagles||4:05 p.m. ET||FOX|
|9||November 7||among the giants||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|ten||November 14th||against the chiefs||8:20 p.m. ET||CNB|
|11||21 November||against the Bengals||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|12||25 november||at the cowboys||4:30 p.m. ET||SCS|
|13||December 5||against Washington||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|14||December 12||at the chefs||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|15||December 18 or 19||among browns||To be determined||To be determined|
|16||December 26||against the Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||SCS|
|17||January 2||at Colts||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|18||January 9||vs chargers||8:20 p.m. ET||CNB|
2021 Sunday Night Football Program
|1||September 9 (Thu)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|September 12||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|2||September 19||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||September 26||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4||October 3||New England Patriots vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||October 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6||17 october||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|seven||24 october||San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||October 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||November 7||Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans|
|ten||November 14th||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||21 November||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||28 november||Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns|
|13||December 5||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14||December 12||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|15||December 19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||December 26||Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|17||January 2||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|18||January 9||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|