37. 4th and 29
Week: Week 12
The 2012 San Diego Chargers could best be described as "disinterested." They took on the personality of their quarterback Phillip Rivers, who fluctuated between Incredible Hulk-level anger and Jay Cutler-level apathy. Looking at a 4th and 29 against the Baltimore Ravens, all the Chargers' defense needed to do was not give up a 29-plus yard play. And they didn't. They gave up about 28.5 yards. Unfortunately for them, the officials decided to punish the tackling ineptitude displayed by the entire defense by giving the Ravens an extra half yard and a first down. In a surprise to nobody, the Ravens soon kicked the game-tying field goal and then won the game in overtime.