Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego Chargers in overtime | NFL
Ryan Succop's 30-yard field goal in overtime gave the host Kansas City Chiefs a 23-20 NFL victory over the San Diego Chargers. The teams are each 4-3 and tied with the Oakland Raiders for the AFC West lead.
The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ryan Succop kicked the Kansas City Chiefs into the history books.
Philip Rivers will be quite the footnote.
Succop knocked through a 30-yard field goal in overtime Monday night, giving the Chiefs a 23-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers and moving them into an improbable tie atop the AFC West.
Kansas City became the first team in NFL history to lose its first three games and share at least part of a division lead after four more games. The Chiefs are also the first team since the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2000 to win four consecutive games after losing their first three.
Kansas City, San Diego and Oakland share the AFC West lead with 4-3 records.
Rivers could have changed the scenario.
The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback marched the Chargers downfield in the closing minutes of regulation. With first-and-10 at the Kansas City 15 and 48 seconds on the clock, Rivers fumbled the snap and the Chiefs' Andy Studebaker clawed under the pile and retrieved the ball.
"I haven't had one in years," Rivers said of the fumbled snap. "It's unfortunate. I dropped it.
"This one is rough. You blow it on a play that never should have happened."
Rivers was 26 of 41 for 369 yards but was intercepted twice.
Kansas City moved down the field for its own chance to win in regulation, but Matt Cassel overthrew his intended receiver and Eric Weddle's second interception sent the game to overtime.
Cassel was 19 of 32 for 261 yards and threw two passes that were intercepted.