Week 13: Cincinnati Bengals at San Diego Chargers
Date/Time: Dec. 1; 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Qualcomm Stadium; San Diego, California
Bengals 2012 record: 10-6 (0-1 playoffs)
Chargers 2012 record: 7-9
13-19 Chargers (6-10 in San Diego)
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Over the last few years the Bengals haven't really been good on the West Coast. Really, before the 2011 playoff season, they struggled to beat lesser teams out west. However, in 2011 they went out to Seattle and beat a good Seahawks team and they just lost to the Broncos in Denver by two points. In 2012 they went to San Diego and beat the Chargers.
The Chargers are a better team than their 7-9 record shows and quarterback Philip Rivers, as much as I dislike him, is still one of the better passers in the league. However, the Bengals should outmatch the Chargers in this game. That doesn't mean their Week 13 matchup won't be a nail bitter, though. This is the game after the Bengals come out of their bye week so they should be well rested and ready to make a playoff push.