The Bengals were able to pull out an improbable road win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, and it only added to the list of huge road wins this squad has had over the past two seasons in which they’ve gone 11-5 on the road, but just 7-8 at home.
Entering the Week 13 matchup against the Chargers in San Diego, the Cincinnati Bengals were 2-8 when traveling to West Coast teams during the Marvin Lewis era, and hadn’t won in the state of California since . They were also 9-30 all-time in California, so despite the Chargers being an average at-best team, there was still reason to doubt the Bengals could defeat San Diego.
They did just that, downing the Chargers 20-13 to claim their fourth-straight win and continue their run to a postseason berth. Coupled with their win in Seattle over Seahawks last year, the Bengals now two wins on the West Coast in two years. Baby steps.
Sleepless in Seattle
Speaking of the Seahawks, the Bengals scored their first win in Seattle since 1994 in Week 8 of last year. Since then, only two other teams have won in Seattle in a span of 13 games.