Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) exits the field after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10 to win AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers hand Bengals first home loss, head to Denver next
CINCINNATI — Inside a nearly empty Paul Brown Stadium, the San Diego Chargersdanced. With four turnovers forced, a pair of long touchdown drives and one dagger of a touchdown run by veteran tailback Ronnie Brown, they stunned the Cincinnati 

20 unanswered points lead Chargers past Bengals
Chicago Tribune
CINCINNATI — San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers didn’t have the greatest passing day of his career Sunday. He didn’t need it. The Chargers rushed for 196 yards against the NFL’s fifth-ranked rushing defense and cruised to a 27-10 victory against the 

Ronnie Brown 58 Yd Run (Nick Novak Kick)
The Chargers sent five or more pass rushers on 4-of-7 dropbacks in the third quarter Sunday (6-of-17 in first half), holding Andy Dalton to 0-of-3 passing with a sack and interception. The Chargers got their best pressure in the first three quarters 

Chargers‘ win at Cincinnati gives both sixth seeds wild-card victories
Minneapolis Star Tribune
San Diego, which has won five straight, barely got into the playoffs, needing an overtime victory against Kansas City’s subs last weekend. Now, the Chargers (10-7) head to AFC top-seeded Denver (13-3), where they won 27-20 last month — the Broncos ..

Andy Dalton flops again as San Diego Chargers rally past Cincinnati 
By Chris Burke
Leading by 10 and facing a 4th-and-inches from the Cincinnati 41 in the fourth quarter Sunday, the Chargers opted for the ultra-conservative route. They took a delay of game, then punted it away.

Philip Rivers Is Pumped, But How The Hell Did The Chargers Win?
By Samer Kalaf
What? Huh? San Diego, a team that eked its way into the playoffs in the final weeks, will take on the Broncos for the third time this season after beating the Bengals 27-10. Philip Rivers must have also talked to Ric Flair before his game.

San Diego Chargers wear underdog collar with some comfort 
San Diego will be the lower-seeded team when it faces the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, but the Chargers have been in must-win situations for a while now.

San Diego Chargers could be Cinderella of 2013 NFL playoffs – NFL 
INDIANAPOLIS — Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a wild and eventful NFL wild-card round, while spending a snowy Sunday in