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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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