Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers barely made it into the 2013 NFL playoffs. They needed a number of things to happen, all of which did, and now they get to play the Cincinnati Bengals. Earlier in the season, Cincinnati beat San Diego by one touchdown, a game that could have kept the Chargers at home this postseason if not for final week heroics. According to ESPN on Jan. 4, is is the veteran core that was in the Chargers last playoff appearance who say they are working hard to explain the postseason differences to the younger players. Here is how fans can follow the San Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals live stream of this big playoff game.
- Date: Jan. 5
- Time: 1:05 p.m. EST
- TV: CBS
- Live Stream: cbssports.com
Those Chargers' veterans include quarterback Philip Rivers and tight end Antonio Gates, players on that 2009 squad who finished the season with an impressive 13-3 record before losing in the divisional playoffs to the New York Jets. According to safety Eric Weddle, the speed of the game in the playoffs is much more intense and everything just moves faster.
One team that doesn't have to worry about indoctrinating as many young players is the Cincinnati Bengals, who are playing in their franchise record third playoff appearance in a row and their fourth appearance in the postseason in the last five seasons. However, they have never experienced success with the current lineup as the Bengals have not won in the playoffs since 1990, which was their last postseason appearance for a long 15 years.
The San Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals live stream kicks off at 1:05 p.m. EST.