San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was forced to use a silent count during the team’s home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday.
After the game, Rivers said that the crowd noise in Qualcomm Stadium made the environment difficult to play in.
“It was like being on the road,” Rivers said. “We were in silent count and we had no chance. We were checking in and out of plays, and it was about as tough as it gets. I’m usually hoarse after road games, and I’m going to be today as well.”
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged Pittsburgh's strong road support after the game.
"First, I'd like to thank Steeler Nation," Tomlin said. "How about the support that we had in the building tonight? We get that type of support just about all of the time we're on the road, but it doesn't get old. We appreciate it."
The Chargers lost the game 24–20, giving up a touchdown to running back Le’Veon Bell in the final seconds of the game.