Dalton throws for 3 TDs, Bengals beat Chargers 24-19

Sep 20, 2015 8:58 PM by Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) - Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes, and the Cincinnati Bengals quickly ended Philip Rivers' streak of perfect passing while pulling away for a 24-19 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Dalton's 9-yard throw to Tyler Eifert put the Bengals (2-0) in control midway through the fourth quarter. San Diego (1-1) set up Cincinnati's first touchdown with a fumble.

Giovani Bernard took over as the running back after Jeremy Hill lost two fumbles. He finished with 123 yards.

Rivers' streak of consecutive completions ended at 22, a Chargers record that ties for third-longest in NFL history. Peyton Manning completed 23 straight. Joe Montana, Mark Brunell, David Carr and Matt Ryan had also streaks of 22 completions.

Rivers threw a 10-yard touchdown pass early in the second half, the 255th of his career that moved him ahead of Dan Fouts for the club record.


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