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Chargers - Bengals Total Recap: Wild Card Win!
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The Chargers returned to the playoffs in style, using a monster second half performance to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10 on Wild Card Sunday. Below you will find all the articles, videos, highlights and behind the scenes access from the impressive win.
First we’ll start at the end as we enter the locker room to hear Head Coach Mike McCoy’s victory speech to the team. Then, check out the complete game highlights from the win.
The Bolts defense played a pivotal role in the win, forcing four turnovers and limiting Cincy to a season low 10 points at home. Read all about the smothering defense, then check out the four turnovers in order below.
Overall, it was a second half surge that boosted the Bolts to victory. Trailing 10-7 at halftime, the Chargers outscored the Bengals 17-0 over the final 30 minutes of the game. The team took the lead for good early in the fourth quarter behind a deep bomb to Eddie Royal and a fade to the back corner of the end zone to Ladarius Green. Watch those two plays right here.
One of the most popular teammates became an unlikely hero for the Chargers. Ronnie Brown carried the rock eight times for a game-high 77 yards, averaging 9.6 yards per carry. Read about how the Bolts couldn’t have been happier or prouder for Brown, then watch his game-sealing 58-yard touchdown run below.
Another reason the Bolts won was due to the outstanding play of several Chargers who missed the game the first time around. Click here to read about the impact that Royal, Ingram, Jarret Johnson and King Dunlap had on the game, then hear from Ingram below.
Philip Rivers was his usual self on Sunday, and you can watch some of his best plays below. Then, watch to hear from McCoy, Rivers, Manti Te'o and Danny Woodhead.
Finally, make sure to check out these 72 photos of the Bolts big win from start to finish.