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Playing for a tie, Chargers’ best playoff matchup and favorite Staleyisms: Mailbag – The Athletic

The Chargers (9-7) head to Las Vegas this weekend to take on the Raiders (9-7) at Allegiant Stadium.

“Sunday Night Football.” The final game of the NFL regular season. The whole football world will be watching. The winner goes to the playoffs. And if there is a tie, well, we will get into that in a second.

Some injury news before we get to your questions.

The Chargers are as healthy as they have been all season. They did not have a single player on the reserve/COVID-19 list — active roster or practice squad — as of Friday afternoon. The only player ruled out for Sunday’s game is defensive lineman Joe Gaziano, who suffered an ankle injury in last week’s win over the Broncos. Linebacker Drue Tranquill, who missed the Denver game, is officially questionable with his ankle injury, but coach Brandon Staley said Friday that he anticipates Tranquill playing in the game. Tranquill was a full participant in Friday’s practice.

In addition, it sounds like there is a strong possibility edge rusher Kyler Fackrell (knee) will be activated off injured reserve Saturday. Fackrell has not played since Week 13. He was designated for return last week. Safety

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