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Chargers fall to Chiefs in OT

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A haunting Halloween howler by San Diego Chargers quarterbac­k Philip Rivers allowed the Kansas City Chiefs to steal an improbable 23-20 overtime victory and move into joint control of the AFC West on Monday.

Rivers fumbled a snap with a little over a minute left in the fourth quarter and his team in position to kick a game-winning field goal.

The game then went into overtime where the Chiefs won it with a field goal of their own.

Kansas City drove their first overtime possession 69 yards and Ryan Succop slotted the winning kick that gave the Chiefs (4-3) their fourth straight victory and tied them with the Chargers (4-3) at the top of the division.

San Diego has now lost two straight in heartbreak­ing fashion after the team blew an 11-point lead against the New York Jets last week.

Kansas City establishe­d early control on Monday by taking a 13-3 halftime lead as Rivers threw two first-half intercepti­ons before rallying his team in the second half and finishing with 369 passing yards.

Nick Novak booted three field goals in the third quarter to pull the Chargers within a point at 13-12.

The Chiefs stretched their lead with a one-yard touchdown run from Jackie Battle in the fourth, but Rivers drove the visitors 80 yards for a touchdown and a twopoint conversion that tied the contest 20-20 with 7:11 left in regulation.

 ??  ?? Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, 82, gets hit hard by San Diego cornerback Marcus Gilchrist during NFL action Monday in Kansas City, Missouri.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, 82, gets hit hard by San Diego cornerback Marcus Gilchrist during NFL action Monday in Kansas City, Missouri.

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