|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Cincinnati Bengals host the San Diego Chargers this Sunday in Week 16 of the 2010 NFL regular season.
The Chargers are second in the AFC West with an 8-6-0 record, while the Benglas don’t really stand a chance at the playoffs as they are in last place in the AFC North with a 3-11-0 record. Unfortunately for the Bengals they weren’t always in such bad shape, they went from the top of their division to the bottom with one of the worst records in the AFC West.
Coach of the Year only a season ago, Marvin Lewis, may be looking for a new job next year after the showing this season. Other Bengals to blame include Carson Palmer, who has been dreadful as he has plenty of yards, 3,396, and touchdowns, 21, but he also has 18 interceptions and it can be argued that Palmer's best numbers came in garbage time, long after the outcome of the game had been decided. Then there is Cedric Benson who has gained 1,006 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Even the best of the Bengals, Terrell Owens, who leads the team in receiving but he is gone for the season and won't be back with the team leaving Chad Ochocinco as the main target with Jordan Shipley and Jermaine Gresham looking like solid contributors for the future.
Sportsbook lists the Bengals as the 7.5 point underdogs for this Sunday, with the total over under at 44.
As for the San Diego Chargers, they’re clinging to their playoff hopes as their recent loss to the Raiders may be the biggest mistake of their 2010 season. It was their only loss in 7 games, but it could have been enough to do them in. Phillip Rivers is a gamer and while he doesn't make a lot friends he has the second best passing offense in the NFL as he has thrown for 4,141 yards and 29 touchdowns while throwing 11 interceptions. The San Diego rushing attack has been led by Mike Tolbert with 737 yards and 11 touchdowns while Ryan Mathews looking to have a bright future. The Charger defense has been rock solid with Kevin Burnett having 83 tackles and six sacks and Shaun Phillips having 11 sacks. The