Steelers Fans Give Awesome Reward To Raiders Kicker Who Helped Them Clinch A Playoff Spot

Steelers Fans Donate To Raiders Kicker's Charities After Playoffs Clinch

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  • Steelers fans are thanking Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson with an awesome gesture after he helped them make the playoffs
  • Carlson kicked the game-winning field goal against the Chargers that ensured Pittsburgh and Las Vegas both clinched a postseason spot
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The contest between the Raiders and the Chargers that capped off the 2021 NFL regular season was a particularly intriguing one thanks to a very interesting scenario that made it possible for both teams to make the playoffs if the game ended in a tie.

That outcome hinged on the Jaguars beating the Colts in their showdown on Sunday afternoon, but after Jacksonville came away with a fairly unlikely win, it seemed like a very real possibility despite what Chargers coach Brandon Staley had to say about the potential gentleman’s agreement earlier in the week.

For a minute, it looked like the two teams might actually end up tying after the game went into overtime. However, after Staley called a fairly inexplicable timeout in the closing seconds of the extra period, the Raiders sent out Daniel Carlson to kick the game-winning field goal to punch their ticket to the playoffs.

That development was a particularly pleasing one for Pittsburgh Steelers fans who also saw their team earn a spot in the postseason as a result. Now, the team’s supporters have carried one of the coolest new traditions in sports by thanking him with a flood of donations.

On Monday, Carlson sent out a tweet to acknowledge the Steelers fans who’ve sent money to a few charities that he’s worked with and retweeted a couple of messages from the foundations who’ve been at the receiving end of the donations.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.