Being the sixth and final seed in the NFL playoffs usually means you’re a sizable underdog. When it comes to the San Diego Chargers, that holds true a second weekend straight.
Make it 24 straight years since the Cincinnati Bengals have won a playoff game, and their loss to the underdog San Diego Chargers marked a disappointing end to yet another successful season. There was a lot of hope and promise, but now the focus is on who will stay and who will go.
The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won a playoff game in 23 years and now one more year can be added onto that streak. The San Diego Chargers were able to continue their rejuvenated season by dominating the Bengals and eliminating Cincinnati from the playoffs.
The Cincinnati Bengals had an unexpectedly successful season with an AFC North crown and a trip to the playoffs. Now, they’re facing off with a San Diego Chargers team they beat just a few weeks ago, but they may be facing them without a number of players.
What seemed only like a pipe dream a few weeks ago became reality this past Sunday for the San Diego Chargers and their fans.
The Oakland Raiders have now lost four straight after they got embarrassed Sunday by the Bengals, 34-10. It was just ugly and there’s no way to sugarcoat how poorly the team is playing during this stretch. Frustrations boiled over with a bench-clearing brawl in the fourth quarter.
It’s a much anticipated game Sunday between the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders. It’s the first time for Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer to face his former team, and it’s the same for Cincinnati assistant coach Hue Jackson vs. the Raiders. Oakland has lost all three of its East Coast time zone games. The Raiders are just 5-25 in East Coast games since 2003.
The West Virginia Mountaineers scored a bowl-record 70 points as they routed Clemson in the Orange Bowl Wednesday night, the latest in a slew of high scoring college and pro football games.