It is time to switch the bit in the game from regular season to playoffs. The Bengals host the Chargers in the wild card round. While it may be cold and rainy in Cincinnati, in the Tecmo world it is always sunny and 75. Let's see how this game shakes out.
The Chargers start with the ball and the Bengals defense is on fire. Early sacks from Carlos Dunlap and Tecmo legend James Harrison forces the Chargers to punt the ball away.
Then something terrible happens, the Bengals lose Giovani Bernard to an injury.
Then, as lightening strikes twice, Andy Dalton throws an interception to give the Bolts the ball back.
The Bengals defense is not having that. After a Carlos Dunlap sack, the Bengals force Philip Rivers to throw a pick.
At the end of one there is still no score.
The Bengals open up the 2nd quarter and are forced to punt the ball back to the Chargers.
Rivers finds Malcom Floyd for a huge gain but then Ryan Mathews fumbles the ball and the Bengals recover.
A long pass to A.J. Green opens the door for a Jermaine Gresham touchdown.
At the half the Bengals lead 7 - 0.
Andy Dalton struggles to get into a rhythm and the Bengals are forced to punt the ball back to the Chargers.
Pinned back deep, Rey Maualuga gets to Philip Rivers for the safety!
However, on the next possession, the Bengals fumble the ball away.
In the next few plays, the Chargers are burdened with two terrible injuries.
They are able to get the ball into field goal range to put some points on the board.
At the end of 3 it is the Bengals 9 and the Chargers 3.
To open the 4th, the Bengals Orson Charles gets his first rushing touchdown of the season.
The Chargers fail to do much and punt the ball back to the Bengals.
Moving the ball through the air with Mohamed Sanu, the Bengals set Charles up for his second touchdown of the day.
The Bengals win their first playoff game in like 326 years and go on next week to face the New England Patriots.