Originally written on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 11/17/14

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 15: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers wears a headset on the sidelines in the game with the Seattle Seahawks on August 15, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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 received thousands o...
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