Bengals Down Chargers to Win 4th-Straight, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

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December 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) runs for a short gain during the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

 

Dalton finished the game with 211 yards passing on 25/39 attempts. He threw two interceptions (one on a tipped ball by Marvin Jones), one touchdown, and also ran one in for the late lead.

Benjarvus Green-Ellis had another outstanding showing, rushing for 118 yards on 25 attempts. He even broke out into the secondary for a 41-yard burst on the first Bengals drive.

The game marked the Law Firm’s third straight game of over 100 yards on the ground, something the Bengals haven’t done in quite some time.

The ground game has come at the perfect time for the Bengals, as Andy Dalton has welcomed the newfound balance in the offense. It’s played a key role in the current four-game winning streak.

The only problem with the outcomes this Sunday were that not only did the Indianapolis Colts make a comeback win over the Detroit Lions, but the Baltimore Ravens somehow found a way to lose against the disheveled Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-20.

For now, the Bengals remain behind the Steelers for the second AFC Wild-card, but a win definitely keeps them in the race.

Next up, Cincinnati will play against the Dallas Cowboys in another must-win game in front of a sold-out Palm Brown Stadium.

 

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