The fireworks were loud enough to get picked up on ESPN's Monday night broadcast, and many wondered after the game if they played a role in Rivers' fumble. While the fireworks would have made for a great story -- a Halloween trick helping the Chiefs force a three-way tie atop the AFC West -- Rivers said after the game the noise did not affect him on the play.
"No, I wish I could say I did," Rivers said, via ESPN.com, when asked if he could hear the fireworks.
The fumble was Rivers' third turnover of the game as the Chargers' signal-caller continues to struggle this season. Rivers is on pace to shatter his career high of 15 interceptions in a season, already tossing 11 picks through seven games. His 14 turnovers lead the NFL, and he recently dismissed reports that his play is suffering because of an unannounced injury.