In a surprising turn of events, the Cincinnati Bengals beat the San Diego Chargers last night in the Paul Brown Stadium of Cincinnati. The Chargers were simply out of whack and out of element. Still, the 29-degree weather and chilling wind had no effect on the Bengals. Despite the wind and snow, Carson Palmer threw an amazing 16 of 21 for 269 yards and four touchdowns. Scores. A cast of reserve receivers teamed up with the determined QB to take the game 34-20 after regulations time, and bring an end to the Chargers’ four-season playoff streak. NFL scores.
While Cincinnati has had somewhat of a discouraging season, they appear to be having a few moments of satisfaction at the end of it all. In one of his best games yet, Palmer led his team with a career-best passer rating [157.2] to its second consecutive win. However, this game was more about the rookies and second-year players of Cincinnati. Jerome Simpson came trough with six catches for 124 yards and a pair of TDs. Both were career highs for the stunning second year WR. Andre Caldwell was targeted five times by Palmer and achieved four catches for 87 yards, while Jermaine Gresham had four catches for 56 yards and a TD on the Bengals opening drive. Had Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens not been injured, the nation might never have seen these spectacular players move. All in all it was the Bengals most complete game in quite some time. Vegas odds.
The Chargers suffered a chilling loss that will be remembered for a long time. They simply took too long to get the ball moving, and struggled with turnover and red zone issues throughout the game. With the loss, the AFC title and playoff spot go to the Kansas City Chiefs. As we all know, all good things must come to an end. For the best betting information, lines and scores, follow it all at www.scoresandodds.com.