A Chiefs fan entered the field at Arrowhead Stadium during the exciting Bills-Chiefs divisional round playoff game Sunday night, but security didn’t catch him first.
Instead, Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs took down the wild fan. Diggs appeared to run from across the line to put the fan down, as captured on video. After Diggs’ entrance, security was able to grab the fan and hold him on the ground before carrying him off the field.
This all happened during a commercial break on the CBS broadcast. But the broadcast showed that the back end of the fan was held by security when the network returned from the outage. Although the broadcast did not show the Diggs takedown, it was hinted at by announcers Jim Nantz and Tony Romo. Diggs’ video was later posted by fans who were at the game.
“Diggs worked off some of his frustration at [the fan]Romo said when the camera showed the fan being lowered by security.
The fan jumped onto the field during an intense fourth quarter. The Bills trailed 26-21 at the time, and ended up scoring on the series that was interrupted by the fan. Buffalo got a touchdown and a 2-point conversion with 1:54 left to win 29-26, but the game ended in overtime tied 36-36. The teams combined for 25 points in less than two minutes at the end of regulation time.
The Chiefs ultimately won 42-36 after winning the toss in overtime and driving for a touchdown. Perhaps the fan was a bad omen for the Bills.
The Chiefs will make their fourth straight appearance in an AFC championship game next week, this time against the Bengals. The game will again be held at Arrowhead Stadium, so security will likely be on high alert for other fans taking the field.