An absolutely crazy NFL scenario played out into the final seconds of Week 18- until the Las Vegas Raiders made a walk-off field goal with no time remaining in overtime.

The Jacksonville Jaguars stunned the Indianapolis Colts 26-11, keeping Indianapolis out of the playoffs. With that result, the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders could tie on Sunday Night Football… and both teams would reach the playoffs, while the Pittsburgh Steelers (who beat the Baltimore Ravens in overtime 16-13) would be left home.

Well, the incredible Sunday Night Football game went to overtime after the Chargers erased a 29-14 deficit and Justin Herbert threw a buzzer-beating touchdown.

The teams traded field goals to keep the game tied deep into overtime, and the Raiders had 3rd-and-4 at the Chargers 39-yard line when Los Angeles head coach Brandon Staley called a (controversial) timeout.

After the game, Staley said that the Chargers wanted to get their best run defense in for the play.

The run defense didn’t work. Josh Jacobs ran 10 yards for a first down, setting up Daniel Carlson for a field goal attempt with two seconds left. Carlson made the 47-yarder, resulting in a 35-32 Raiders win.

Raiders head coach admitted that they were considering playing for a tie:

So, the completely improbable tie scenario was right there to be had, but the Raiders made a field goal for the win as time expired. The Raiders and Steelers are in, and the Chargers are out.

The Raiders as the AFC’s No. 5 seed will play at the No. 4 Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday.

Raiders and Steelers fans are certainly ecstatic, but most NFL fans were rooting for the chaos of a tie.

Here’s a look at how the NFL world reacted as the tie possibility was unfolding, and after the Raiders ruined that with a playoff-clinching victory:

[Photo Credit: NBC]

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