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Philip Rivers' completion streak ends in Chargers' loss to Bengals

Philip Rivers' completion streak ends in Chargers' loss to Bengals

In the end, the only thing still perfect was the Bengals' record.

Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes — each to a different receiver — and Cincinnati 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 of a mistake-filled game midway through the fourth quarter. San Diego (1-1) set up the first touchdown with a fumble.

Giovani Bernard took over as the running back after Jeremy Hill lost two fumbles. Bernard finished with 123 yards, including a 26-yard run on the drive that ended with Eifert's...

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