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Chargers finally start throwing, take 14-10 lead

Philip Rivers, Chris Crocker AP

You could call it patient, or old-fashioned, or archaic.

But the Chargers were committed to running in the playoffs, with Philip Rivers throwing six passes in the first half.

But they opened it up by their own standards, with Rivers completing six passes to open the second half, driving for a touchdown and a 14-10 lead.

Rivers is a clean 11-of-12 for 116 yards and a touchdown, which just went to Ladarius Green.

The Bengals aren’t getting the kind of pressure they need, especially with Chargers center Nick Hardwick out of the game with a “stinger.” They only have one sack on a first-half blitz, and haven’t been able to keep them from running efficiently.

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32 Responses to “Chargers finally start throwing, take 14-10 lead”
  1. southernpatriots says: Jan 5, 2014 3:10 PM

    Unless the Bengals rush Rivers, he will pick them apart. I thought the Bengals would have the advantage here but it looks like they are not taking advantage of that.

  2. joetoronto says: Jan 5, 2014 3:13 PM

    No problem, the Red Popgun will save the day.

  3. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 5, 2014 3:13 PM

    Dalton, how did you manage to make yourself fumble?

  4. rubenxx7 says: Jan 5, 2014 3:14 PM

    dalton just lost game for bengals for the 3rd straught year! he just doesnt have what it takes to win when it counts!

  5. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 5, 2014 3:19 PM

    A barrage of Dalton interceptions are on the way.

  6. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 5, 2014 3:22 PM

    Aaand right on time.

  7. metitometin says: Jan 5, 2014 3:27 PM

    Has Marvin Lewis been fired yet??

  8. no1dman43troy says: Jan 5, 2014 3:31 PM

    The red squirtgun strikes again!!!!!! Really BUNGLES…. r u this bad????? Embarrassing that u represent the North. Steelers would have beat this team senseless. And they would have beat u senseless… As usual!!!! Disgraceful showing at home in the the playoffs against a team that should have got beat by 2cd and 3rd stringers last week. The BUNGLES r in full force!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Please will u do something to represent the North with a little pride!!!!!!

  9. natijim235 says: Jan 5, 2014 3:32 PM

    andy dalton’ turnovers have single handily lost 4 of 5 games this year

  10. mcbrdmichael says: Jan 5, 2014 3:36 PM

    Anyone else notice that the Chargers again violated the NFL rule on the Bengal field goal at the end of the first half? Seven players lined up on one side of the center and no flag.

  11. joetoronto says: Jan 5, 2014 3:38 PM

    Even with the wind, when Dalton throws an out, it takes forever to get there.

  12. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 5, 2014 3:38 PM

    Aaand there’s another…

  13. mlbbal52 says: Jan 5, 2014 3:39 PM

    Dalton is awful

  14. polapea says: Jan 5, 2014 3:40 PM

    Been watching DJ Fluker. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a guy talk so much and block so little.

  15. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 5, 2014 3:40 PM

    And Dalton throws the game away.

    Where’s DrRusty hiding?

  16. joetoronto says: Jan 5, 2014 3:40 PM

    And there it is, a pick on an out pass.

    This has happened far too many times, he doesn’t have the arm to throw out passes, not at all.

  17. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Jan 5, 2014 3:41 PM

    Andy Daltinterception

  18. connormyboy says: Jan 5, 2014 3:41 PM

    It might be time for a change in Cincinnati Marvin has taken this team as far as they are going ever go with him as head coach.

  19. no1dman43troy says: Jan 5, 2014 3:45 PM

    The red squirtgun at his finest!!!!!!!!! That loser TJ should have never showed his class and the class (none) of this organization. The Terrible Towel and Myron will curse u losers for life. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHABAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA The Bungled will never win a championship. Don’t b depressed… Did u really think u were gonna beat Manning or Brady? U can’t beat Rivers at home let alone those two on the road. Bungles in full force!!!!!!!!!!

  20. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jan 5, 2014 3:50 PM

    Nantz and Simms are awful! Nantz might be bearable with a different color commentator Simms is horrific, he offers very little insight, often harps on things that made no difference to the play (ex. Going on and on about an SD blitz leading to an interception when the pressure came from a DT that the guard whiffed on) and just generally seeming to be confused by what he’s seeing.

  21. chargersdiehard says: Jan 5, 2014 3:52 PM

    And as usual pure hate from the pft staff. Two game updates? Yesterday u posted a story anytime someone drank gatorade on the sideline. Give praise where praise is due.

  22. patshatersarelosers says: Jan 5, 2014 3:53 PM

    Time to put the paper bags back on your heads. The Bungles are back. Dalton sucks!

  23. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 5, 2014 3:53 PM

    ☹ Poor Bengals. 23 year and counting…

  24. marcuswelby1 says: Jan 5, 2014 3:54 PM

    Look no further than Coach Lewis for the reason that the Bengals were eliminated today…totally out coached !

  25. dontcountemout says: Jan 5, 2014 4:03 PM

    You had a nice year Cinci……

  26. backdapack4evr says: Jan 5, 2014 4:04 PM

    Dalton is terrible
    Jay cutler terrible

  27. dasmol says: Jan 5, 2014 4:06 PM

    Ronnie Brown seals the deal!

    Where you at Joe?

    Choo Choo!

  28. El Pollo Loco says: Jan 5, 2014 4:07 PM

    So do Bungle fans STILL think they got the better end of that Carson Palmer trade?The raiders may suck but the Bungles are gutless chokes.

  29. doe22us says: Jan 5, 2014 4:11 PM

    Dalton stinkin up the joint..

  30. loyalraven says: Jan 5, 2014 4:15 PM

    Who Dey gonna win a Playoff game? Not the Bengals!

  31. raiderapologist says: Jan 5, 2014 6:07 PM

    Howdy Doody Dalton doesn’t get all the blame for that dismal performance, but he gets most of it. Couldn’t sniff out the blitz, couldn’t throw the out, couldn’t even go down untouched without fumbling. Firing Lewis won’t help if that scrub is starting next season.

  32. natelan69 says: Jan 6, 2014 6:49 AM

    mcbrdmichael says:
    Jan 5, 2014 3:36 PM
    Anyone else notice that the Chargers again violated the NFL rule on the Bengal field goal at the end of the first half? Seven players lined up on one side of the center and no flag.
    —————————-

    Do you understand what the line of scrimmage is?

    You can have all 11 guys on one side of the ball, you just can’t have more than six players on the line at one side.

    There were six lined up with a man standing behind the line.

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