Rapid Recap: Bengals 20, Chargers 13

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

 

With wins by the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bengals’ matchup with the San Diego Chargers became a must-win, though you wouldn’t have guessed that watching the game for the first three quarters of play. The Bengals did everything they could to give today’s game away to the Chargers, committing turnover after turnover and having several drive-killing penalties that left them trailing 13-10 going into the fourth-quarter, but a 10-0 run by Cincinnati left the Bengals leading 20-13 with 2:48 remaining in the game.

Phillip Rivers, once regarded as one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks, had one final opportunity to drive the Chargers down the field for the game-tying score. After the Chargers drove to the CIN 18-yard line, the Bengals forced San Diego into a 4th-and-10 and had the chance to end the game. Rivers dropped back to throw and heaved it to the end zone and Reggie Nelson picked off the pass to seal the win for the Bengals and secure a 20-13 comeback victory.

We’ll have a full recap up shortly. Meanwhile, here’s the stats from today:

 

Team Stat Comparison

  Cincinnati San Diego
1stDowns 21 20
Passing 1st downs 9 15
Rushing 1st downs 10 4
1st downs from penalties 2 1
3rd down efficiency 7-14 4-12
4th down efficiency 0-0 0-1
Total Plays 72 63
Total Yards 339 297
Passing 211 251
Comp-Att 25-39 26-48
Yards per pass 5.4 5.2
Rushing 128 46
Rushing Attempts 32 11
Yards per rush 4.0 4.2
Red Zone (Made-Att) 2-4 0-3
Penalties 8-55 8-55
Turnovers 3 2
Fumbles lost 1 1
Interceptions thrown 2 1
Possession 33:09 26:42

 

 

 

CIN Passing
  C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT RAT.
A. Dalton 25/39 211 5.4 1 2 65.2
Team 25/39 211 5.4 1 2  
SD Passing
  C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT RAT.
P. Rivers 26/48 280 5.8 0 1 62.8
Team 26/48 251 5.2 0 1  

 

CincinnatiRushing
  CAR YDS AVG TD LG
B. Green-Ellis 25 118 4.7 0 41
A. Dalton 4 5 1.3 1 6
C. Peerman 2 4 2.0 0 2
B. Leonard 1 1 1.0 0 1
Team 32 128 4.0 1 41
San DiegoRushing
  CAR YDS AVG TD LG
R. Mathews 9 26 2.9 0 6
P. Rivers 2 20 10.0 0 11
Team 11 46 4.2 0 11

 

CincinnatiReceiving
  REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS
A. Green 9 85 9.4 0 16 13
A. Hawkins 5 47 9.4 0 17 8
J. Gresham 4 35 8.8 1 19 6
M. Jones 2 20 10.0 0 16 3
B. Green-Ellis 4 14 3.5 0 9 5
R. Whalen 1 10 10.0 0 10 1
B. Leonard 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
Team 25 211 8.4 1 19 37
San Diego Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS
D. Alexander 6 102 17.0 0 28 10
M. Floyd 4 61 15.3 0 24 7
A. Gates 6 49 8.2 0 19 8
R. Brown 4 27 6.8 0 14 8
R. Mathews 3 25 8.3 0 10 7
L. McClain 3 16 5.3 0 12 3
R. McMichael 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
Team 26 280 10.8 0 28 44

 

CincinnatiFumbles
  FUM LOST REC      
B. Tate 1 0 0      
J. Gresham 1 1 0      
A. Hawkins 1 0 0      
B. Tate 0 0 1      
C. Dunlap 0 0 1      
Team 3 1 2      
San DiegoFumbles
  FUM LOST REC      
P. Rivers 2 1 0      
Q. Jammer 0 0 1      
A. Gates 0 0 1      
Team 2 1 2      
CincinnatiTackles
  TACKLES MISC
  TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HTS TD
V. Burfict 9 4 0 0 0 0 0
R. Maualuga 8 6 0 0 0 0 0
R. Nelson 5 4 0 1 1 0 0
C. Crocker 5 4 0 0 0 0 0
C. Dunlap 5 4 2 2 1 0 0
D. Peko 4 3 .5 0 0 1 0
M. Johnson 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
P. Sims 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
G. Atkins 3 1 .5 0 0 1 0
T. Newman 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Lawson 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
W. Gilberry 2 1 1 1 0 1 0
L. Hall 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Team 53 39 4 4 2 3 0

 

San DiegoTackles
  TACKLES MISC
  TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HTS TD
C. Lynch 10 8 0 1 2 0 0
Q. Jammer 8 7 0 1 0 0 0
M. Gilchrist 8 7 0 0 0 1 0
T. Spikes 7 4 0 0 0 0 0
D. Williams 6 3 0 0 1 1 1
C. Liuget 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
M. Ingram 5 4 0 1 1 0 0
A. Cason 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
E. Weddle 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
L. English 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
K. Reyes 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
A. Garay 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Wright 2 2 1 0 0 1 0
S. Phillips 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
V. Martin 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Taylor 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Team 69 52 1 3 4 3 1
CincinnatiInterceptions
  INT TD
R. Nelson 1 0
Team 1 0

 

San DiegoInterceptions
  INT TD
D. Williams 1 1
C. Lynch 1 0
Team 2 1
CincinnatiKick Returns
  NO YDS AVG TD
B. Tate 3 56 18.7 0
Team 3 56 18.7 0

 

San Diego Kick Returns
  NO YDS AVG TD
C. Carr 3 63 21.0 0
Team 3 63 21.0 0
CincinnatiPunt Returns
  NO YDS AVG TD
A. Jones 2 39 19.5 0
B. Tate 1 16 16.0 0
Team 3 55 18.3 0

 

San Diego Punt Returns
  NO YDS AVG TD
Team 0 0 0.0 0
CincinnatiKicking
  FG PCT XP PTS
M. Nugent 2/2 100.0 2/2 8
Team 2/2 100.0 2/2 8

 

San DiegoKicking
  FG PCT XP PTS
N. Novak 2/3 66.7 1/1 7
Team 2/3 66.7 1/1 7
CincinnatiPunting
  NO YDS AVG
K. Huber 3 114 38.0
Team 3 114 38.0

 

San DiegoPunting
  NO YDS AVG
M. Scifres 5 230 46.0
Team 5 230 46.0

 

 

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