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Chargers Vs. Broncos: (Video) Mik Scifres' Fake Punt Pass Turns Game In Favor Of San Diego

After the Denver Broncos scored a quick touchdown in the opening minutes of the game, the next couple of drives for both teams didn't result in much. But when the San Diego Chargers had a fourth down, Mike Scifres looked ready to punt the ball.

Instead, Scifres took the ball and did his best imitation of quarterback Philip Rivers. He found an open Mike Tolbert running across the middle of the field, threw a strike to him and gained 28 yards for the first down. That play took the Broncos out the game.

A few plays later, Philip Rivers connected with receiver Malcom Floyd in the end zone for a six-yard touchdown play. Tied at seven now, the Chargers would go on to score an unanswered 28 more points. The Broncos didn't score a second touchdown until the fourth quarter, when Kyle Orton and Brandon Lloyd hooked up for a 13-yard touchdown.

The Denver Broncos lost 35-14 and are now 3-7 for the season. The playoffs are all but a pipe dream right now.

h/t to SB Nation