5 things to know after Bengals beat Chargers 17-10 - Bernie Wilson
''That's the main thing. We're not playing just to make the playoffs,'' Jones said. ''We're playing for the bye. We played hard and physical on defense. If we keep playing hard and smart and we're going to be a real, real good team.''
CB Richard Marshall solid in first start - Eric Williams
"I think I played well," Marshall said. "Of course, there's some things I can clean up, like the first tackle I missed (a 9-yard pass to Mohamed Sanu), I can't miss that. We'll go back in and watch film tomorrow, and I'll correct the mistakes that I had. But for the most part I feel like I came out competed and played well.
Upon Further Review: Chargers Week 13 - Eric Williams
The Chargers finished without a sack for just the second time this season. In 23 pass attempts, San Diego’s front seven couldn’t even muster a quarterback pressure against Andy Dalton, who had not been playing well leading up to this game. The Chargers finished with four tackles for loss in the run game, but part of the issue on the back end has been the team’s inability to create consistent pressure with the pass rush.
Bengals Overcome Bolts 17-10 - Ricky Henne
After a field goal narrowed the Bengals lead to 17-10 with 4:48 remaining, the Chargers defense needed a stop. On the first play from scrimmage, Andy Dalton connected with A.J. Green for 28 yards down to the Chargers 38-yard line. The Bengals converted two more first downs and then ran out the clock to leave with the win.
Turnovers Prove Costly for Chargers - Ricky Henne
"Against a good football team like the Bengals, we made too many mistakes," said Head Coach Mike McCoy. "We had three turnovers offensively. It’s been a long time since we turned the ball over that way. It’s unacceptable."