Found November 01, 2011 on
It was an all-time NFL blunder, the kind that will show up on "SportsCenter" countdowns and career retrospectives for years. With his team preparing to run down the clock and set up a chip-shot, game-winning field goal, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers mishandled a routine snap on a kneel-down play, fumbled the ball and handed possession to the Kansas City Chiefs, who would go on to win the game in overtime, 23-30.
With 1:04 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Chiefs out of timeouts, all Rivers had to do was take a knee in the center of the field to set up Nick Novak for a game-winning 32-yard field goal. It wasn't a sure thing; Olindo Mare missed a game-tying 31-yarder on Sunday in Charlotte, but given that Novak began his season with 13 straight conversions, it seemed like a safe bet. Take a knee, set up the kick, fly back to San Diego with sole possession of first place in the AFC West.
If only. Instead, Rivers mishandled the routine snap he's re...
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Philip Rivers wants to set the record straight.
TV cameras appeared to catch Rivers saying ''This is the worst day ever,'' moments after he fumbled away the snap on Monday night at Kansas City as the San Diego Chargers were driving to what appeared to be certain victory in the last minute of regulation.
Instead, the Chiefs recovered and went on to win 23-20 in overtime...
Philip Rivers has had what many would consider a brilliant NFL career. Since taking the reigns as starter 6 years ago, he’s become one of the NFL’s best QBs. But he’s failed to lead the talented Chargers to the Super Bowl, and on Monday Night threw his league leading 11th interception of the season. Adding insult to injury he then mishandled Nick Hardwick’s...
The television cameras zoomed in on Philip Rivers just after he had fumbled away the San Diego Chargers' chance to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in regulation.
It didn't take a professional lip-reader for the message to come across.
''This,'' Rivers said on the sideline, ''is the worst day ever.''
Only for the Chargers.
It was awfully good...
Philip Rivers put his hands under center and called for the snap, one that would have moved the San Diego Chargers to the brink of victory.
They had trailed Kansas City the whole game, but with the ball at the Chiefs 15-yard line and Nick Novak's right leg warmed up, they were poised to escape with a win on the road.
Then everything went wrong.
The ball squirted loose before...
Philip Rivers might have had more difficult games from a statistical perspective, but Monday night’s loss had to be emotionally draining. Whatever the reason for his poor play, Rivers’ slide leaves the Chargers in a precarious situation in the deadlocked AFC West.
Unlike the past few years, the San Diego Chargers started their season strong; leading the AFC West Division and racking up four wins early in the season. For a team that started last season at 0-1 before quickly sliding to 3-5 by this time last year, that’s a great record. The game against the New York Jets looked promising with the Bolts taking an early lead and ending the...
(Associated Press) Chargers coach Norv Turner says quarterback Philip Rivers is pressing and at times is trying to do more than he needs to do.The coach's assessment came a day after Rivers had one of the biggest blunders of his career, fumbling the snap with San Diego driving deep in Kansas City territory during the final minute of a 20-20 game. The Chiefs recovered and went...
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Up and down the sideline, the Kansas City Chiefs were telling each other the game wasn't over. Didn't matter that Philip Rivers was under center with less than a minute left, and that Nick Novak was poised to kick the winning field goal for San Diego.
Denny Green’s tirade after losing on prime time against that years top team – the Chicago Bears was probably the only time I ever hung on to watch a press conference that evening. That year, his Arizona Cardinals were a lowly team and after building a huge lead faltered in the end. Ever since then, his streak of anger in saying “They are, who we THOUGHT THEY WERE...