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Bengals seek to end 23-year playoff drought, take on Chargers
FOX ^ | 1-2014

Posted on 01/02/2014 5:16:53 PM PST by doug from upland

Edited on 01/02/2014 5:36:15 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

For the first time since the famous "Freezer Bowl," the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals will square off in the NFL playoffs on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

Early forecasts for Sunday's game have the temperature reaching into the low 40s, certainly a positive development for the Southern California-based Chargers and a stark contrast from the last time San Diego visited the Queen City for a postseason game.


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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: bengals; chargers; nflplayoffs

1 posted on 01/02/2014 5:16:53 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Normally I would root to see the Bengals humiliated again but one, it’s Philip Rivers and two, the Chargers shouldn’t be in the playoffs. So, I’ll root for the Bungles to get their first playoff win in a few decades.


2 posted on 01/02/2014 5:22:46 PM PST by hometoroost
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To: doug from upland

Team is truly a Cinderella and vastly underrated. I wouldn’t be surprised if they won it all. They are a balanced, talented team.


3 posted on 01/02/2014 5:24:25 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: doug from upland

The Chargers have beaten some good teams this year. They beat the Broncos and the Chiefs. The Chargers lose to crappy teams like the Redskins and the Texans. I think the Chargers will beat the Bungles and get the hell beat out of them in the next playoff game. The Chargers defensive corner backs stink.


4 posted on 01/02/2014 5:35:06 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: doug from upland

Go Bolts!


5 posted on 01/02/2014 5:56:50 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: All

A good friend got tix and is on a plane now from SoCal.


6 posted on 01/02/2014 6:05:35 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: hometoroost
but one, it’s Philip Rivers

My understanding was that Phillip Rivers is a conservative guy, and isn't shy about it.
7 posted on 01/02/2014 6:05:56 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

He may be, but it doesn’t excuse him acting like a schmuck.


8 posted on 01/02/2014 6:20:43 PM PST by hometoroost
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To: doug from upland

Syn turf so no mud bowl. May be a bit damp:

“Snow before 1pm, then rain between 1pm and 5pm, then rain, possibly mixed with snow after 5pm. High near 36. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. “


9 posted on 01/02/2014 6:24:14 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: hometoroost

I love Phillip Rivers, so while you’re rooting against him, I’ll be on the other side.

God bless and keep Phillip Rivers and his precious family of seven beautiful children and his wife.


10 posted on 01/02/2014 7:06:24 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Dr. Sivana; doug from upland
My understanding was that Phillip Rivers is a conservative guy, and isn't shy about it.

You're right, plus he's a great competitor.

NFL video/sound - Phillip Rivers during the KC game

11 posted on 01/02/2014 7:10:16 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: hometoroost

Apparently you listen to the mainstream sports media. Rivers is aanything but a schmuck. Stand up call, never cusses, faithful Catholic, married to his high school sweetie and just celebrated the birth of their 7th child. No dui, no nightclub arrests, no baby mommas, no drugs, no theft,etc. Respect his team, teammates, and opponents.

Wheres the schmuck behavior?

Full disclosure, I am a chargers fan.


12 posted on 01/02/2014 8:10:41 PM PST by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: ro_dreaming

All the screaming and taunting he does on the field - he’s like a Harbaugh without the playoff wins. He may be a model citizen off the field but I don’t see the respect on the field. He yells at his teammates, he yells at the opponents, he even yells at his own fans. He was fined by the league for taunting - not just penalized - fined. Bleacher Report named him one of the 50 biggest jerks in NFL history. Outside of San Diego he has a reputation as a whiny cry-baby that can’t win big games.


13 posted on 01/02/2014 9:00:13 PM PST by hometoroost
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To: hometoroost

Thats odd... im not in san diego (houston). And I see him cheering his teammates on, trying to rile up the fans, etc. Havent seen this taunting fine. Which game was that? I can tell you two teams in texas that would like to have him as the QB.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 5:48:06 AM PST by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and not tried')
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