Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/11/12
TAMPA, Fla. -- One minute into the game, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson looked like the right player for Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to pick on, but it was the rookie who wound up with the winning pick in a 34-24 win at Raymond James Stadium. Johnson intercepted Rivers' pass intended for wide receiver Eddie Royal and sprinted 83 yards for a touchdown to give Tampa Bay a 31-21 lead with 13:22 remaining in the game. "I just grabbed that ball and went running. I think I was running slow as hell," Johnson laughed. "I was just really excited for that moment." Rivers never intended to give Johnson the opportunity. "There is a story to every interception, but the intention was to throw it over (Johnson's) head. Eddie (Royal) was there and I saw (Johnson) the whole time. (The ball) just kind of stayed in my hand longer than I wanted it to, and took a nose dive to him," said Rivers. "In hindsight, I wish I would have thrown it over his head, but I probably j...
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