Chargers vs Chiefs: Video of Philip Rivers Fumbling Snap, Effectively Losing the Game
With just one minute remaining, the San Diego Chargers had the Kansas City Chiefs on their heels.
The score was tied at 20-20, the Chargers were in the red zone, and the Chiefs had no timeouts remaining. The game was setting up for a game-winning 35-yard (or so) field goal for K Nick Nowak.
All Philip Rivers had to do was snap the ball, hand it off and call a timeout to line up for the field goal.
Unfortunately, he choked, big time.
Rivers mis-handled the snap, reminiscent of this Tony Romo epic fail years ago, and fumbled the football. The Chiefs recovered, and the two teams would eventually head to overtime.
The Chargers' loss would be the Chiefs' gain, as San Diego began overtime with a three-and-out, and Kansas City would later march down the field and win on a Ryan Succop 30-yard field goal, 23-20.
The winning kick would help the Chiefs shatter a trend that was quite peculiar, with road teams dominating in overtime games.
Kansas City's win snapped a streak of nine straight losses by home teams in overtime games.
The Chiefs just find ways to win on Halloween. Last season, they beat the Bills on a 35-yard kick by Succop in overtime. And tonight's game featured a similar result.
But the Chiefs didn't win the game; Philip Rivers lost it with his three turnovers.
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