The Bengals are 2-0 for the second year in a row, and remained in first place atop the AFC North Division with a 24-19 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
The running game and the passing game clicked while the defense played solid. Linebacker Vincent Rey's interception on the Chargers' final drive clinched it for the Bengals.
Dalton's 9-yard throw to tight end Tyler Eifert put the Bengals in control midway through the fourth quarter. San Diego (1-1) set up Cincinnati's first touchdown with a fumble.
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.