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wk15: Bengals (19) @ Chargers (35)

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  1. maij17

    maij17 PSN: MAIJ17

    Oct 8, 2009
    wk15: Bengals (19) @ Chargers (35)

    The Chargers keep pace with the Patriots and Colts for the #1 seed with a win against the Bengals, the game was close throughout until two costly turnovers in the 4th quarter ended any hopes the Bengals had for a victory, defense was the story in the first half, with both sides keeping the offenses in check. The Bengals control the ball most of the first half and moved it at will on the Chargers defense until they reach the redzone, only getting in once. The first half ended 10-7 Bengals. The Chargers offense was off most of the day but got a big play from Josh Cribbs on a screen that broke for 65 yards and gave the Chargers the lead, 14-10, the Bengals would counter with a FG to cut the lead to 14-13. To end of the 3rd quarter LT broke on a toss play to score from 22 yards out to push the lead to 21-13. Being down one score the Bengals begun to show their true colors and started airing the ball out, which would cost them in the 4th, marching down the field behind Larry Johnson and timely passing, the Chargers defense step up in the redzone again when Antonio Cromartie intercepted Carson Palmer and return it 78 yards for the score 28-13 SD. In what seemed like deja vu, again the Bengals would march into the chargers redzone the following drive, and would be turned away again this time by the Chargers pressure on Palmer, Shaun Phillips blitzing from then right hit Palmer as he threw, the ensuing duck would be intercepted by DE Jacques Cesaire (what a name) who returned it 82 yards for the TD, which sealed the game for the Chargers. The Bengals would add a late score but would not the recover the onside, final score 35-19.

    Next week the Chargers will head to Tennessee for a Christmas Night showdown with Coach Ox and his Titans, the Bengals will welcome in rookie coach Messiman and his KC Chiefs

    Key Stat - Pts off Turnovers
    San Diego - 14
    Cincy - 0

    San Diego
    P. Rivers 10-14 181yds 1td
    L. Tomlinson 15att 65yds 1td
    J. Cribbs 3rec 65yds 1td

    C. Palmer 26-46 393yds 1td 2int
    L. Johnson 14 att 100yds
    C. Ochocinco 9rec 186yds 1td

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