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Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley faced some scrutiny for his decision to call a timeout in overtime against the Las Vegas Raiders with 38 seconds left in the game.

The timeout stopped the clock as the game was looking like it was going to be a tie. A tie between both teams would have secured a playoff spot for both teams. 

Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson, center, celebrates after kicking the game-winning field goal against the Los Angeles Chargers during overtime of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Las Vegas.
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) walks off the field after the Los Angeles Chargers lost to the Las Vegas Raiders in overtime of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Las Vegas.
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Michaels added: “I’m trying to process this myself.”

On social media, NFL fans were just as confused.

After Carlson’s field goal to win the game 35-32, Derek Carr told NBC’s Michelle Tafoya the decision for the Chargers to run the ball changed their strategy.

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley kneels on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Las Vegas.
(AP Photo/David Becker)

Staley told reporters after the game he wanted to get the right defensive package on the field knowing Las Vegas was going to likely run the ball.

Raiders coach Rich Bisaccia said they thought about just winding the clock down before getting a big run and getting into an “advantageous” field goal position. 

The Raiders are now in the playoffs and the Chargers are starting their offseason.

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