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.
San Diego took advantage of Andy Dalton’s three turnovers in the second half on Sunday, pulling away to a 27-10 victory that extended the Bengals’ streak of playoff misery to 23 years and counting.
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.
“Lady Cro” tweeted that Bengals QB Andy Dalton, who threw for 325 yards and five touchdowns against her husband and the Jets’ secondary, was “making this s— look like pop warner.”
This is not, nor was it expected to be, a playoff team. For those who cling to the belief that the Jets defense is worthy enough to keep them competitive in every game, think again.
There were few positives for the Jets on Sunday as the Bengals dominated Gang Green in a 49-9 blow out.
Geno Smith has shown a knack for overcoming his mistakes and doing something good at the end. Trouble is, sometimes the mistakes are too much.
Will the Jets be able to go toe to toe with one of the best teams in the AFC?
The Houston Texans defeated the Bengals 19-13 and will face the Patriots in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.
The Giants are going to have to be at their best down the stretch if they are going to defend their title.
As much as they wanted to avoid it, the Giants are starting to look like the team that won the Super Bowl last season. No, not the one holding the Lombardi Trophy at the end. The one that almost didn’t make it to the playoffs at all.
“You don’t worry about it,” Rolle said of Green’s comments. “I’m a deep safety. I’m going to play my responsibility, and if I get a chance I’m coming across. He’s a great receiver, though. You can’t take anything from A.J. Green.”