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!
LAC 21 - 63 LV— Scorigami (@NFL_Scorigami) December 15, 2023
That's Scorigami!! It's the 1083rd unique final score in NFL history.
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.