CBS Los Angeles

By Danny Cox

Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals have been officially eliminated from the NFL playoffs, and it has to do with one thing and one thing only: turnovers. The Bengals weren’t able to do a lot of anything in Sunday’s Wild Card game against the San Diego Chargers, but they were able to commit turnovers as they gave the ball away four times.

Coaching Grade: C+

Marvin Lewis appeared to have a good plan early on as he was going to deliver a hefty dose of Giovani Bernard and BenJarvus Green-Ellis while mixing in the improving talent of Andy Dalton. Unfortunately, Dalton couldn’t do much but give the ball over to the Chargers and that put the Bengals in a hole that made them abandon the running game.

From that point, there was not much the Bengals could do on offense but pass the ball. As the game…

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