The Chargers are moving on in the AFC Playoff race, as they outscored the Bengals 20-0 in the second half and beat Cincinnati 27-10 at Paul Brown Stadium to move on for a matchup with the Broncos next Sunday.
”We asked a lot of our defense today and they came up with three big turnovers,” said Bolts QB Phillip Rivers, who was 12 of 16 for 128 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. ”We didn’t turn it over, which is always big in the playoffs.”
The Chargers beat up Bengals QB Andy Dalton, forcing him into three turnovers in the second half, two picks and a fumble when he didn’t slide and the ball popped out diving for yards.
Dalton finished 29 of 51 for 334 yards with a below-average passer rating of 67.
Rivers got off to a slow start, going only 5 of 6 in the first half for 48 yards with San Diego frequently backed inside its 20-yard line to start drives.
They got it going in the second half, and scored 20 points, as Rivers completed all of his six passes during a 10-play, 80-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter.
The touchdown was a 4-yard pass to Ladarius Green giving San Diego a 14-10 lead. They put it away when Ronnie Brown busted through for a 58-yard TD run in the final minutes to make it a 27-10 game.
The Chargers will play Denver at 1:10pm PST next Sunday in Denver, a team they beat on the road a few weeks back after losing to them earlier this year.
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