NFL Football Sports Betting News

Chargers score 20 unanswered points to upset Bengals

Sportsbooks - Online Sportsbook, Casino & Racebook   All RSS Feeds

Cincinnati, OH (.com) - The Chargers snuck into the playoffs on the final day of the regular season with a little help from the Bengals, and San Diego unabashedly gave thanks by continuing Cincinnati's postseason misery on Sunday.

Philip Rivers played mistake-free ball and the plucky Chargers took advantage of three second-half turnovers from Andy Dalton to knock off the favored Bengals, 27-10, in the Wild Card Round of the AFC playoffs.

Dalton got sloppy when a mix of rain and snow began falling at Paul Brown Stadium, throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble that the Bengals, who have not won a postseason game since 1991, couldn't overcome.

It was the first loss at home by Cincinnati the entire season.

Rivers threw for a modest 128 yards but tossed a go-ahead touchdown pass to Ladarius Green in the third quarter. The Chargers scored the game's final 20 points and shut down star receiver A.J. Green to earn a trip to Denver next Sunday to face the top-seeded Broncos.

January 5, 2014, at 04:23 PM ET
<-- NFL Inactives - Sunday, January 05, 2014
Chargers score 20 unanswered points to upset Bengals -->

Archives: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |
NFL Inactives - Sunday, January 05, 2014
Chargers' Royal active vs. Bengals
Graham's FG on final play sends Saints over Eagles