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Philip Rivers on fumble: ‘Worst. Day. Ever.’

The Kansas Chiefs enjoyed Halloween more than Philip Rivers did. (Charlie Riedel / AP)

The result of the San Diego Chargers quarterback’s error (watch here)? Linebacker Andy Studebaker recovered and the Chiefs went on to win 23-20 in overtime.


“I dropped it,” was Rivers’ other three-word description.

Chargers Coach Norv Turner was a little more loquacious. “Wild. I have never seen anything like it.”

Andy Studebaker comes up with the ball. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

“This one’s rough,” Rivers, who completed 26 of 41 passes for 369 yards, said (via

“Any loss, you want throws back. There’s plays we could obviously play better, but when you know you’re a minute away from just leaking the clock and kicking a field goal to end it after the way we fought back, then you blow it on something that shouldn’t ever happen.

“The Chiefs won the division last year. They fought back from being 0-3 and now there’s a bunch of us locked up at 4-3. It’s going to be an all-season deal and we’ve got to find a way to bounce back in a hurry.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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