The Chargers are getting a bit of a break on the weather, and they took advantage early with a long drive.
Danny Woodhead capped an unremarkable but steady 12-play, 86-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown run, giving the Chargers a 7-0 lead over the Bengals.
The Chargers lost center Nick Hardwick, after he appeared to take a shot to the head from Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga. Hardwick was announced as having a neck stinger, and his return was deemed questionable.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is a clean 4-of-4 passing for 45 yards, but it’s their efficiency running and keeping the chains moving that’s given them a early lead.