Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson
SAN DIEGO -- Denver linebacker Elvis Dumervil just took the NFL lead in sacks with his ninth sack when he dropped San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers.
Rivers fumbled on the play and it was recovered by Denver defensive end Vonnie Holliday. Denver turned the fumble into a field goal and it leads 27-23 with 13:05 to go.
Dumervil has had a knack for the big play all season. If Denver wins, his ninth sack will loom large.
Dumervil was tied with Cincinnati’s Antwan Odom with eight. Odom was lost for the season Sunday with a torn Achilles tendon.