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Bengals vs Chargers Week 13 Capsule



STREAKS   5 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Lewis: 2-2 Turner: 1-1
LAST WEEK W 34-10 vs. Raiders L 16-13 (OT) vs. Ravens
LAST GAME 12/26/10: Chargers 20 at Bengals 34. Cincinnati QB Carson Palmer completes 16 of 21 passes for 269 yards & 4 TDs, 2 to WR Jerome Simpson (10, 59).
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/20/09: Chargers 27, Bengals 24. Cincinnati scores 11 4th-quarter points to tie score at 24, but San Diego’s Nate Kaeding kicks game-winning 52-yard FG with 3 seconds remaining.
BROADCAST CBS (1:25 PM PT): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 93 (Cin.), 94 (SD). XM: 227 (SD). 



PASSING Dalton: 237-374-2,769-23 (3C)-11-94.0 Rivers: 251-376-18-14-88.0
RUSHING Green-Ellis: 201-767-3.8-5 Mathews: 146-594-4.1-1
RECEIVING Green: 67-1,022 (3C)-15.3-10 (T1L) Floyd: 47-704-15.0-4
OFFENSE 358.5 324.4
DEFENSE 334.5 334.7
SACKS Atkins: 9 Phillips: 7
INTs Crocker: 3 Weddle: 3
PUNTING Huber: 47.1 Scifres: 50.6 (1L)
KICKING Nugent: 84 (33/33 PAT; 17/21 FG) Novak: 54 (21/21 PAT; 11/12 FG)


BENGALS: Aim for 4th straight win. Since Week 10, Cin. is averaging 31 points per game, 3rd-best in NFL…In past 3, QB ANDY DALTON has passed for 639 yards with 9 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 117.2 rating. Dalton is 1 of 3 players in NFL history with 20+ TD passes in each of 1st 2 seasons (PEYTON MANNING, DAN MARINO). Has 100.1 4th-quarter rating in 2012, 2nd-best in AFC (PEYTON MANNING, 110.5)…Cin. rushed for season-high 221 yards last week…RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS aims for 3rd straight with 100+ rush yards & rush TD. Has 29 rush TDs since ’10, tied for 3rd-most in NFL…WR A.J. GREEN (2,079) reached 2,000 career rec. yards in his 26th game last week, tied for 2nd fewest to reach 2,000 since 1970. Has career-best 10 TD catches, incl. 3 for 50+ yards (73, 57, 56). Since ’11, Green has 17 TD rec., most among AFC WRs. Rookie WR MOHAMED SANU aims for 4th consecutive game with TD rec…Defense ranks 2nd in NFL with 35 sacks…DT GENO ATKINS (9) needs sack to become 4th Bengal with 10+ in season since ’82…DE MICHAEL JOHNSON has career-best 8 sacks…CHARGERS: Club is 18-3 (.857) in Dec. under NORV TURNER…Have won 5 of past 6 at home vs. Bengals…QB PHILIP RIVERS (26,974) surpassed QB JOHN HADL (26,938) for 2nd-most pass yards in club history last week, trailing only HOFer DAN FOUTS (43,040). In 3 career games vs. Bengals, Rivers has passed for 902 yards with 7 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 99.4 rating…RB RYAN MATHEWS is averaging 93.5 rush yards per game in past 4 in Dec. (374 total)…TE ANTONIO GATES (80) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most TD catches in team history. In 2 career games vs. Cin., WR MALCOM FLOYD averages 19.1 yards per catch. In past 3, WR DANARIO ALEXANDER is averaging 101.3 rec. yards per game with 3 TDs…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (67) has 2nd-most sacks by Charger (LESLIE O’NEAL, 105.5) since ’82…LB TAKEO SPIKES was selected No. 13 overall in ’98 NFL Draft by Bengals & spent 5 seasons (1998-02) in Cin…LB ANTWAN BARNES had season-best 2 sacks last week.

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