NFL playoff results: Chargers, 49ers get road wins in wild card round

Ronald Martinez

The home teams lose three out of four games this weekend.

Sunday's wild card games gave us two more road teams moving on to the divisional round of the playoffs. The San Diego Chargers, who were underdogs by a touchdown, beat up the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10 behind a strong running game and a very good defensive effort.

The San Francisco 49ers got a field goal from Phil Dawson as time expired to beat the Green Bay Packers 23-20 in a game that went back and forth.

After the weekend, only the Indianapolis Colts won at home.

Here are recaps of the games and reactions.

The Chargers win:

Chargers-Bengals final score: San Diego wins 27-10 road game over Cincinnati - Bolts From The Blue
Mike McCoy's San Diego Chargers are 1-0 in the playoffs, and are set-up for a rematch in Denver against the Broncos, after beating the Cincinnati Bengals on the road.

The Bengals lose:

San Diego Chargers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10 - Cincy Jungle
The Cincinnati Bengals do what they always do: Lose the big games and get bounced out of the playoffs in the first round.

Full coverage:

Chargers vs. Bengals 2013, AFC playoffs: Andy Dalton turnovers key Bolts' win -
Andy Dalton has imploded for the Bengals in the second half, and the Chargers took advantage and will move on to face the Broncos.

The Niners win:

49ers vs. Packers, NFL playoffs 2014: Full game-day coverage of San Francisco's Wild Card matchup - Niners Nation
The 49ers open the playoffs at the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers are slim favorites, with the winner advancing to face the Panthers. We've got all the necessary information including tv/odds details, inactives, game threads, recaps, GIFs and more.

The Packers lose:

49ers vs. Packers Wild-Card Playoffs: Gameday Central - Acme Packing Company
The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers meet for a second straight year in the playoffs to renew the franchises' mutual struggle with a trip to Carolina on the line. Stay updated on the news from gameday here.

Full coverage:

49ers vs. Packers 2013, NFC playoffs: Colin Kaepernick heats up frigid Green Bay -
For the second straight year, Colin Kaepernick ran wild against the Green Bay Packers, sending the 49ers to a Divisional Round matchup against the Panthers.

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