Why this game is intriguing: Two ships pass at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday. The Cincinnati Bengals (still one of the league's youngest teams and a franchise on the rise) vs. the downtrodden, disappointing, down-turning San Diego Chargers. Maybe they will wave to one another as they go by. Marvin Lewis' Bengals have gotten back in the playoff mix with -- would you believe it? -- three straight wins by an average of more than 21 points. Apparently, all quarterback Andy Dalton, receiver A.J. Green and the rest of the team's leadership core needed was some prodding from Lewis. The Chargers are just hoping to limp through the rest of the season before addressing what is a murky future for all parties involved.
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