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All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Diego Chargers.

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GAMESan Diego Chargers (1-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-0)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium  
Series Leader: Chargers, 19-13
Streak: Bengals have won the last three regular season games.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 4-3. McCoy: 1-1
TV Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter). 
Radio Broadcast: SIRIUS: 138 (SD), 84 (Cin.). XM: 225 (Cin.).
SB NationBolts from the Blue (@BFTB_Chargers)
Weather: Partly cloudy and 70 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White jerseys and white pants
Odds: Bengals are three-point favorites [SB Nation]

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has a 41-23-1 (.638) regular season record in his career -- highest among all Bengals quarterbacks (with at least 20 starts).
  • Last week, Dalton (101) joined Ken Anderson (197), Boomer Esiason (187) and Carson Palmer (154) as the only Bengals quarterbacks with at least 100 career touchdown passes.
  • In his last 10 games, running back Jeremy Hill has generated 992 yards rushing on 191 attempts (5.2 yard/rush average) with eight touchdowns.
  • Running back Giovani Bernard posted 88 yards from scrimmage last week against the Oakland Raiders.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green (20) needs one 100-yard performance to surpass Isaac Curtis (20) for second-most 100-yard performances in franchise history -- Chad Johnson (31).
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert reached career highs in receptions (9), yards receiving (104) and touchdowns (2) last week against the Raiders.
  • Since 2010, Geno Atkins leads all AFC defensive tackles with 33 quarterback sacks.
  • Since entering the league in 2007, safety Reggie Nelson is one of three players with 20-plus interceptions (23) and six sacks or more (6).

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

  • Quarterback Philip Rivers passed for 404 yards and two touchdowns last week, generating a passer rating of 102.8.
  • Rivers (254) needs one touchdown to eclipse Dan Fouts (254) for most touchdown passes in franchise history.
  • Rivers has started 146 consecutive games, second-longest streak among active quarterbacks.
  • Running back Melvin Gordon posted 67 yards from scrimmage during his NFL debut last week.
  • Wide receiver Keenan Allen tied a single-game franchise record with 15 receptions (Kellen Winslow, 10/7/1984) last week and led the Chargers with 166 yards receiving.
  • During his last meeting against the Bengals, Allen posted 106 yards receiving on eight receptions.
  • In his last five games overall, Allen has 37 receptions, 412 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
  • Wide receiver Stevie Johnson posted six receptions for 82 yards receiving in his San Diego debut last week.
  • In two career meetings against the Bengals, Johnson has 12 receptions, 195 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
  • Tight end Ladarius Green posted five receptions for 74 yards receiving last week.
  • Rookie linebacker Kyle Emanuel posted a sack and interception in his NFL debut last week.
  • Since 2007, safety Eric Weddle is one of four NFL players with at least 19 interceptions and six sacks.

TEAM RANKINGS

OFFENSE BENGALS CHARGERS
Total 396.0 (t-8th) 483.0 (1st)
Scoring 33 (t-3rd) 33 (t-3rd)
Third Downs 31% (22nd) 54% (t-4th)
Rushing 127.0 (8th) 95.0 (19th)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-1st) 2 (t-1st)
20-Yard Runs 1 (t-3rd) 0 (t-14th)
Passing 269.0 (11th) 388.0 (1st)
Passing TDs 2 (t-7th) 2 (t-7th)
Sacks Allowed 0 (t-1st) 2 (t-13th)
20-yard Passes 4 (t-6th) 7 (2nd)
DEFENSE BENGALS CHARGERS
Total 246.0 (3rd) 302.0 (10th)
Scoring 13 (t-5th) 28 (t-23rd)
3rd Downs Allowed 25% (t-6th) 30% (10th)
Rushing 63.0 (t-2nd) 69.0 (t-5th)
Rushing TDs 0 (t-1st) 1 (t-19th)
Passing 183.0 (10th) 233.0 (t-19th)
Passing TDs 2 (t-18th) 2 (t-18th)
Sacks 2 (t-13th) 1 (t-8th)
QB Rating 85.7 (17th) 83.5 (16th)
Interceptions 1 (t-11th) 2 (t-1st)
SPECIAL TEAMS BENGALS CHARGERS
Kickoff Return 7.0 (25th) 11.5 (t-8th)
Punt Return 24.0 (11th) --
Punting (Net) 38.4 (18th) 35.0 (26th)
Punts Inside the 20 1 (t-15th) 0 (t-25th)

BENGALS ALL-TIME RECORD AGAINST THE CHARGERS

Date Stadium Result
01/05/2014 * Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-10
12/01/2013 Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA) W 17-10
12/02/2012 Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA) W 20-13
12/26/2010 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-20
12/20/2009 Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA) L 27-24
11/12/2006 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 49-41
11/23/2003 Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA) W 34-27
09/08/2002 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 34-6
09/30/2001 Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA) L 28-14
09/19/1999 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 34-7
11/02/1997 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) W 38-31
09/08/1996 Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego, CA) L 27-14
09/11/1994 Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego, CA) L 27-10
12/13/1992 Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego, CA) L 27-10
09/16/1990 Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego, CA) W 21-16
12/04/1988 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-10
10/04/1987 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 10-9
09/22/1985 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 44-41
12/20/1982 Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego, CA) L 50-34
01/10/1982 † Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-7
11/08/1981 Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego, CA) W 40-17
11/02/1980 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 31-14
11/11/1979 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 26-24
11/05/1978 San Diego Stadium (San Diego, CA) L 22-13
10/02/1977 San Diego Stadium (San Diego, CA) L 24-3
12/21/1975 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 47-17
09/22/1974 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 20-17
09/30/1973 San Diego Stadium (San Diego, CA) W 20-13
11/28/1971 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 31-0
12/06/1970 San Diego Stadium (San Diego, CA) W 17-14
10/04/1969 San Diego Stadium (San Diego, CA) L 21-14
09/21/1969 Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-20
09/29/1968 Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 31-10
09/06/1968 San Diego Stadium (San Diego, CA) L 29-13

* AFC Wild Card Playoff Game
AFC Championship Game

San Diego Chargers lead series 20-14-0

Points Scored: San Diego Chargers 803, Cincinnati Bengals 735