NFL Wild Card weekend 2014 continues with another TV scheduled free live streaming online (NFL playoffs) game between the Chargers and Bengals. According to a Jan. 5 SBN report, opening kickoff time is slated for 1:05 p.m. EST (12:05 p.m. CST/11:05 a.m. MST/10:04 a.m. PST) live from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, and it will broadcast nationally on CBS.
A free live stream feed of this NFL playoff game is also available for viewing on desktops, tablets, mobile phones and other internet-connecting devices. To watch the Chargers vs. Bengals' live stream please visit CBS-Sports or simply click here.
For the sixth-seeded (9-7) San Diego Chargers, after sneaking into the NFL playoffs on the final day of the regular season, Philip Rivers & Co. come in looking for what would be a huge upset.
The Bolts finished the year on a 4-game win streak and a 4-4 record away from Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego brings an offensive attack that ranks fourth in passing (270.5 pypg), fifth in total yards (393.3 typg), 12th in points (24.8) and 13th in rushing (122.8 rypg).
On the other side of the football, the Chargers ranked 11th in points (21.8), 12th against the rush (107.8), 23rd in total yards (366.5) allowed and a whopping 29th in passing yards per game (258.7). Coach Mike McCoy will have his work cutout, as he faces one of the top offenses and defenses in the National Football League.
In the case of the third-ranked (11-5) Cincinnati Bengals, this team closed out the 2013 NFL campaign by winning two straight, four of their last 5 games, and went undefeated at home with an 8-0 mark.
The Bengals feature one of the most balanced teams in the American Football Conference, which makes them a tough outing for anyone. Offensively, they rank seventh in points (26.9), eighth in passing (258.5), 10th in total yards (368.2) and their running game is good enough for 18th (109.7).
It's hard to imagine that, for as good as the felines' offense was this season, their resistance was even better. Rivers and the Chargers will face a sturdy defense that ranked third in total yards per game (305.5) and fifth the following categories: Points allowed (19.1), passing yards surrendered (209) and defending the rush (96.5).
Considering how these squads match up, it should come as no surprise that the Bengals are favored to defeat the Chargers, according to Las Vegas' NFL playoffs 2014 odds. The most recent NFL point spreads have Cincy at -7, San Diego with a touchdown-cushion, and the OVER/UNDER squared off at 47 total points.
ATS Analysis Prior to Free Live Stream Online Feed
- San Diego [ATS]: 46 percent (1,896 units).
- Cincinnati [ATS]: 54 percent (2,200 units).
- OVER 47 [Pts.]: 58 % (1,921 units).
- UNDER 47 [Pts.]: 42 percent (1,367 units).
Trends Prior to CBS Game Time Broadcast
- Chargers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Over is 6-1-1 in Chargers last 8 games on fieldturf.
- Chargers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf.
- Over is 4-0 in Bengals last 4 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing.
- Over is 3-0-1 in Bengals last 4 games after allowing less than 250 total yards.
- Bengals are 5-0 ATS versus teams with winning records.
NFL Wild Card 2014 Extra Point
- Chargers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
- Road team is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
- Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Don't miss what is sure to be another action-packed NFL Wild Card 2014 game. Are the San Diego Chargers poised for an upset, or will the Cincinnati Bengals prove oddsmakers right? Watch the NFL playoffs 2014 on CBS at the aforementioned TV start time, or simply click on the link provided above to view CBS-Sports' live stream online feed.