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The Chargers took part in Scorigami in loss to Raiders

There had never been a score of 63-21 in a NFL game before...until Thursday night.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers fans couldn’t wait for Thursday night’s game to be over.

The higher the Raiders’ point total continued to rise, the higher everyone’s frustration and loathing continued to ascend for what they were being forced to endure. By the end of the night, the Chargers had officially been a part of something special.

And no, I do not mean they had just allowed the most points ever in a single game in franchise history. Not at all. What I’m talking about is Scorigami!

Yes, that’s correct. The Chargers and Raiders combined to put together the 1,083rd unique NFL score in history. Lonely football nerds who keep up with this sort of thing got to punch their first in the air and rejoice!

Normally, Scorigami tends to occur when something wild happens during the game that provides points in an unconventional manner, like multiple safeties or a two-point conversion taken back for a score the other way. Not in this game, however. This Scorigami was born out of pure defensive failure. The Raiders scored nine touchdowns, two of which came on defense. The Chargers battled back ever so slightly near the end to limit the damage to just a 42-point loss, but that still ended up being the largest win by an interim head coach since the post-NFL/AFL merger.