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Raiders game-winning kick earns charity donations for Boys & Girls Clubs from Steeler fans

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Sunday's NFL game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers proved to be a big win not only for the silver and black but for dozens of children as well.

The Pittsburgh Steelers could only make it to the NFL Playoffs if the Raiders vs. Chargers game didn't end in a tied game.

To thank Raiders kicker, Daniel Carlson for the finish, Steelers fans donated to the charities Carlson supports, which includes The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada through the NFL's "My Cleats My Cause" charitable giving initiative.

  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
  • (The Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada)
  • Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson (2) kicks a field goal against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

As of Monday, January 10, more than 80 donations had been made by Steeler fans and over $2,300 had been collected.

Some of the Pittsburgh donor's comments included, "Thanks for beating the Chargers, Daniel Carlson!" and “WE LOVE YOU DANIEL CARLSON - From a Steelers fan,” another message read, “Daniel Carson, the golden-footed kicker of all Steeler fans’ dreams!”

Steelers fans are showing their appreciation to @DanielCarlson38 after his game-winning kick.

The charities he's been involved with and how to donate » https://t.co/gRnoW6RuHJ pic.twitter.com/VMGUtUeDo0

— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) January 10, 2022

In 2018, Buffalo Bills fans flooded Andy Dalton's foundation with money after the then-Bengals quarterback sent Buffalo to the playoffs with a touchdown pass to beat the Baltimore Ravens.

Sunday's 35-32 overtime win came on the 55th anniversary of the late John Madden's Super Bowl win.

The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio on Saturday, January 15 at 1:30 p.m. PST.