Not only did the Bengals show great resiliency in the win, they furthered their playoff ambitions by retaining their stranglehold on the AFC North at 8-4.
It wasn't always pretty. Quarterback Andy Dalton threw another horrible interception, and the usually reliable BenJarvus Green-Ellis coughed the ball up, but the Bengals executed when it mattered most in the second half.
Cincinnati returns home to face Indianapolis in Week 14 in another game with strong playoff implications. Before that happens, here are the biggest things to take away from the win in San Diego.