Chargers Beat Colts in OT

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 3, 2009 10:53 PM CST
San Diego Chargers running back Darren Sproles, left, fumbles at the goal line under pressure from Colts defensive tackle Keyunta Dawson during the third quarter.   (AP Photo/Chris Park)
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(Newser) – The San Diego Chargers ended the Indianapolis Colts' nine-game win streak in nail-biting fashion tonight with a 23-17 overtime win in their wildcard playoff game. Darren Sproles ran for a 22-yard touchdown after the Chargers won the coin toss and marched downfield in OT. They got there by tying the game with 33 seconds left on a 26-yard field goal by Nick Kaeding. Peyton Manning passed for 310 yards for the Colts, and Philip Rivers had 244 for San Diego.