WEEK 13 AFC MATCH UPAFC NORTH VS AFC WEST The Bengals traveled to what was "suppose" to be sunny San Diego only to find it pee pouring the rain. This game would be a important one as both teams are right in the midst of the playoff hunt. The Chargers enter this game at 7-4 and 2nd in the AFC West while the Bengals also are 2nd in their division at 8-3. The Bengals came out and were able to move the ball fairly well from the get go. On the opening drive the Bengals were able to punch it in the endzone with their goal line back BJGE after a relatively quick drive down the field. After this initial score both teams really played excellent defense throughout the quarter as the only other points that were scored in the 1st were from a Mike Nugent 41 yard field goal to give the Bengals the lead by 10. The second quarter was again a defensive battle as neither team found the endzone the entire quarter. The Chargers put together two very nice drives that seen them in the redzone, but were unable to capitalize on either of them and had to settle for 2 FGs. The halftime score was Bengals 10 Chargers 6. In the 3rd quarter both teams had pretty well figured out the game plans of their opposition, and it became evident when neither team was able to do anything on offense. The lone score of the quarter came on a flag route by "Young Baby Hawk" Andrew Hawkins midway through the quarter. Bengals signal caller Andy Dalton threw into a VERY tight spot for what could of easily of been a Charger interception, but instead was a Bengal TD. End of the 3rd score was Bengals 17 Chargers 6. The fourth seen the Chargers attempt to rally as they put together their best drive of the game and were able to find the endzone for their lone TD of the game. Phillip Rivers found RB Ryan Mathews all alone in the flats on the goal line and he walked in untouched to make the score a manageable 17-13. When the Bengals needed to come through, they did. They were able to increase their lead twice by adding field goals to stretch the score out to a 2 possession game, 23-13. Good defense and bend but don't break mentality seen the Bengals maintain this lead until the final buzzer. The Bengals are now 9-3 while the Chargers are still a respectable 7-5. FINAL SCORE 23 13 PLAYER OF THE GAME ANDY DALTON 25 COMPLETIONS FOR 238 YARDS AND 2 TDS, NO INTERCEPTIONS gg Danny and it was a pleasure talking to you during the game. A++ guy.