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Chargers.com Team Awards: Play of the Year

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We asked our panel of experts and insiders to select their choices for various awards for the 2018 season.

We finish up with a look at what was the 2018 Chargers Play of the Year:

Ricky Henne – Tyrell Williams' TD vs. the Browns

There are so many different ways to take this. Is it the most important play of the year? If that's the case, I'd have to go with Mike Williams' two-point conversion to win it vs. the Chiefs. However, I'll look at it as the single best play of the season; the one that took my breath away. And the one that really did that was Tyrell Williams' TD catch vs. the Browns. Philip Rivers launched it deep into the end zone, and Williams rose high between two defenders as it looked like the ball would be picked. Instead, he somehow managed to get his mitts on the ball as he wrested to the ground with the defender. And just like that…TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS! It gets me jazzed up just thinking about it! I will admit though that Tyrell Williams' touchdown the following week to open the game in London was a close second, while Melvin Gordon's ridiculous run against the 49ers in which he refused to be tackled is up there as well. But in the end, I have to go with the eye-popping TD in Cleveland.

Hayley Elwood – Mike Williams' Two-Point Conversion vs. the Chiefs

Philip Rivers had connected with Mike Williams for a touchdown with eight seconds left in the game. The Chargers could have either kicked the field goal to tie and send the game to overtime, but instead, they opted to go for two. With four seconds left, Rivers stepped back and lobbed a pass to the right corner of the end zone where he found a wide-open Mike Williams for the game-winning play. It was a bold move, but the message that Head Coach Anthony Lynn sent proved he had the utmost confidence in his team that they'd properly execute. They did.

Chris Hayre – Travis Benjamin's 4th-and-7 Catch vs. the Chiefs

Mike Williams' two-point conversion in Kansas City was the most memorable play of the season, but let's go back to a few snaps before the game winner. Down seven with 1:11 remaining on a 4th-and-7, Philip Rivers threw a 26-yard strike to Travis Benjamin, who caught the pass in stride to give the Chargers new life at Kansas City's 10-yard line. Three plays later, Williams' touchdown and two-point conversion snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Chiefs and clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2013.

Daniel Jeremiah – Desmond King's Punt Return vs. the Steelers

That play helped spark the Chargers' comeback at Heinz Field. Desmond had a handful of plays worthy of this award.

Matt "Money" Smith – Mike Williams' Two-Point Conversion vs. the Chiefs

It was also the Play Call of the Year. For all intents and purposes, it was a game winner, and it kept the dream of winning the AFC West alive.

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