Noise at Sports Authority Field causes delay of game and Philip Rivers tantrum

Anwar S Richardson
Shutdown Corner

Seattle Seahawks fans are known disrupting opposing offenses, but the home crowd at Denver Broncos games can get pretty loud too.

San Diego faced third-and-7 from its 23-yard line in the first quarter of Sunday's playoff game at Denver, and that is when the noise at Sports Authority Field began to increase. San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers began repeatedly clapping his hands and screaming for the ball to be hiked, but his center Nick Hardwick did not hear him.

How did Rivers respond?

Once the ball eventually was sent his way, after the play clock ran out Rivers slapped the ball away in disgust. Well, at least it beat seeing Colts quarterback Andrew Luck froth from the mouth. The Chargers got a delay of game penalty as Rivers fumed and Broncos fans rejoiced.

Rivers is universally disliked among Broncos fans, partially because he's 6-2 in his career at Denver, and also because of his demonstrative nature. Broncos fans seemed to delight in causing Rivers' latest tantrum.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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