San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals Capsule

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Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) calls plays at the line during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Game: San Diego Chargers (9-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (11-5)

Day and Time: Sunday January 5, 2014 1:00 p.m. EST

Location: Paul Brown Stadium

Gameday Weather: Low of 20 degrees and high of 32 with 50 percent chance of rain and 8 mph winds and possbile snow, via

TV announcers: CBS Jim Nantz and Phil Simms with Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter)

National Radio: Westwood One with Ian Eagle, Trent Green and Tony Boselli (Field reporter)

SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (SD), 86 (Cin.).

XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (SD), 86 (Cin.).

Local Radio: WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (1530), WEBN-FM (102.7)

Series: Chargers lead 19-14

Recent History: Bengals have won past three meetings, including 17-10 win at San Diego in Week 13

Home/Away Record: Bengals 8-0 at home and Chargers 4-4 on the road

Playoff Record: Chargers are 10-6 and Bengals are 5-11

Bengals NFL rankings: Offense 10th (18th rushing, 8th passing); Defense 3rd (5th rushing, 5th passing)

Chargers NFL rankings: Offense 5th (13th rushing, 4th passing); Defense 23rd (12th rushing, 29th passing)

Point spread: Bengals opened as seven-point favorites; the total was 49.5. (Line updates via oddshark)

Betting Trends: 

  • Bengals 0-5 against the spread in past five playoff games
  • Chargers are 8-3-1 against the spread in the past 12 games as underdogs
  • Bengals are 11-1 against the spread in past 12 home games