Philip Rivers' fumble, TD return by Broncos is a game changer

Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

A big swing in the game.

Down 24-0 after the first half the Broncos are starting to make a game of it against the Chargers on Monday night. Peyton Manning and Co. drove down the field and scored a touchdown on their opening drive of the second half, making it 24-7.

On the next possession the Broncos defense did this:

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The referees looked at the play again and confirmed the call on the field -- fumble by Rivers and then the touchdown return by the Broncos.

Replays showed that it was a fumble. The key question is whether Rivers' hand is moving forward with the ball -- it is not. The ball is knocked out before his hand moves forward, making it a fumble. From there, it's Tony Carter being in the right place at the right time to pick it up and take it all the way back.

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