The Kansas City Chiefs took advantage of a late Phillip Rivers fumbled snap to regroup and beat the San Diego Chargers 23-20 in overtime for their a fourth straight win. The victory boosts the 4-3 Chiefs into a three-way tie for the AFC West lead with San Diego and Oakland.
It appeared that San Diego was on the verge of winning in regulation. The Chargers were well within field goal range when Rivers fumbled the center snap with 48 seconds left in regulation, forcing overtime.
The Chiefs stopped San Diego on its first drive in OT. Then Chiefs QB Matt Cassel calmly drove KC 69 yards to set up Ryan Succop's game-winning 30-yard field goal with 5:19 left in OT. Succop was three-for-three on the night.
In the 103rd meeting between these onetime AFL rivals, the Chiefs won for the 52nd time to take a slight lead in the series. The game was no artistic gem. The teams combined for eight turnovers--most in NFL Week 8.
It's the Chiefs' four-game winning streak since 2004, and it comes after KC lost its first three games of the season.
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