Vontaze Burfict and company have proven themselves to be a very stout defense in recent weeks.
One of the major reasons why the Bengals have been such a force of late is the great play on defense. In the past three games, Cincinnati has given up 13, six and 10 points, respectively.
That trend will continue this week, as the Chargers are held to a low number.
With the Chargers boasting a minus-three turnover ratio, Cincinnati is favored to end its opponent’s drives quickly and will become ball-hawks.
Ryan Matthews has not been very impressive so far, and the Bengals rush defense has been lights-out in recent weeks. This puts much added pressure on Rivers.
When the Chargers are not capable of running and Rivers is under duress, this becomes a recipe for turnovers and stalled drives. The Cincinnati defense will take full advantage of the ineptitude of the Chargers offense and leave them wondering what went wrong.
With San Diego losing seven games already this season and the Bengals poised to make it eight, one must begin to wonder if Norv Turner will finally be finished with the club after this season.
Only time will tell regarding the Turner situation, but alas, the wait is a short one to watch these Bengals take it to San Diego on Sunday.