Posted November 01, 2011 on AP on Fox

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)
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 it ever got in Rivers' hands, and a scrum quickly ensued. By the time all the bodies were dragged off the pile, Chiefs linebacker Andy Studebaker was running toward the sideline, joyfully holding the ball over his head. The game headed for overtime, and Ryan Succop eventually knocked through a 30-yard field goal to give Kansas City a dramatic 23-20 victory Monday night. ''It looked to me like Philip got a little anxious and came out early,'' Chargers coach Norv Turner said gloomily. ''That's a very unusual way to not win a game.'' Kansas City (4-3) became the first team in NFL history to lose its first thr...
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