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Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) exits the field after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10 to win AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Man seeks injunction claiming San Diego Chargers didn't deserve playoff berth

According the The Baltimore Sun, a man in Pennsylvania named Daniel L. Spuck is seeking an injunction because he believes the San Diego Chargers didn’t deserve to make the playoffs. The filing came before the first round of the playoffs last weekend, but it has only come to light now.

Yep, gotta love football fans.

In case you forgot how the 2013 regular season ended, the Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs thanks to a missed field goal by Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop. The NFL admitted after the game that officials made a mistake by not giving the Chargers a penalty for illegal formation on the play. Had the correct call been made, Succop would have been given a second opportunity to hit the potential game-winner, and, had he successfully converted the kick, the Pittsburgh Steelers would have gone to the playoffs instead of the Chargers.

So how does Spuck hope to rectify the situation?

In the filing, Spuck suggested some possible remedies for the missed call. The NFL could suspend the playoffs for a week to 10 days, allow Succop to re-kick the field goal, or let the Steelers play the Chargers at a neutral site to determine who plays on.

Again, gotta love football fans.

[Source: The Baltimore Sun]

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