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Chargers-Bengals playoff capsule

SAN DIEGO (9-7) at CINCINNATI (11-5)

Today, 1:05 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE – Bengals by 5

RECORD VS. SPREAD – San Diego 9-6-1, Cincinnati 10-5-1

SERIES RECORD – Chargers lead, 19-14

LAST MEETING – Bengals beat Chargers, 17-10, Dec. 1, 2013

LAST WEEK – Chargers beat Chiefs, 27-24, OT; Bengals beat Ravens, 34-17

CHARGERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (13), PASS (4)

CHARGERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (23), RUSH (12), PASS (29)

BENGALS OFFENSE – OVERALL (10), RUSH (18), PASS (8)

BENGALS DEFENSE – OVERALL (3), RUSH (5), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Only other time Chargers and Bengals met in playoffs was “Freezer Bowl” in 1981 AFC championship game with wind chill of minus-59. Ken Anderson led Bengals to 27-7 win over Dan Fouts’s team. ... Bengals beat Chargers in San Diego on Dec. 1 by rushing for 164 yards, their second-highest total of season. Bengals also won in San Diego, 20-13, in 2012. ... Chargers won last four games after loss to Cincinnati, reaching playoffs for first time since 2009. They haven’t won playoff game since 2008 and haven’t won road playoff game since 2007 at Indianapolis. ... Mike McCoy is fifth Chargers head coach to reach playoffs in first full season, joining Sid Gillman (1960), Don Coryell (1979), Bobby Ross (1992) and Norv Turner (2007). ... QB Philip Rivers is 3-4 in playoffs, completing 58.5 percent of passes for 1,820 yards with eight TDs, nine INTs and passer rating of 79.2. ... Rivers completed team-record and NFL-best 69.5 percent this season for 4,478 yards and 32 TDs with 11 INTs. Also set club record with 378 completions. ... Bengals have reached playoffs for third consecutive season, franchise first. Haven’t won playoff game since 1990 season, tied for seventh-longest streak in NFL history. ... QB Andy Dalton is 0-2 in playoffs, completing 56.9 percent for 384 yards with no TDs, one INT and a 48.6 passer rating. ... Dalton set club records with 33 TD passes and 4,296 yards passing this season. ... Bengals went 8-0 at home for second time in club history, matching 1988 team that also won two home playoff games and lost Super Bowl to San Francisco.

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