Bengals take 14-7 lead on A.J. Green TD

AP

The Bengals’ offense can be hit-or-miss.

On their second drive of the third quarter, it was hitting on all cylinders.

Andy Dalton’s 21-yard TD strike down the middle to A.J. Green gave Cincinnati a 14-7 lead in the final two minutes of the third quarter. The touchdown ended a 10-play, 75-yard drive.

The Bengals began their second TD march after the Chargers’ second turnover in Cincinnati territory, as cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick took away the ball from tight end Antonio Gates on a third-down pass from Philip Rivers.

On the Chargers’ first drive, Gates fumbled at the Cincinnati 18, with Bengals safety George Iloka recovering.

The Chargers have moved the ball well against the Bengals, with Phillip Rivers completing 17-of-25 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown to Ladarius Green through three quarters. However, they have just one touchdown to show for their work.