On Halloween night, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had a nightmare scenario become reality on Monday Night Football in front of a national audience.
Tied 20-20 against the Kansas City Chiefs, with 1:04 left, and positioned on the Chiefs 15-yard line with the Chiefs having no timeouts left, all Rivers had to do was take a knee to set up a game-winning field goal for the Chargers. Then, the unexplainable happened.
Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Rivers "appeared anxious and came out early". Whatever the reason, Rivers fumbled the snap, the Chiefs recovered and the game went into overtime, where the Chiefs were able to seal the win 23-20.
This has been a bad couple of weeks for Philip Rivers. Last week, when trying to lead a late comeback attempt against the New York Jets, Rivers ran a very poorly executed two-minute drill, and now this. This certainly can't help his confidence, and it will be interesting to see how Rivers responds.
Halloween horror: Rivers botches snap to set up game-winning FG [Shutdown Corner]