Toronto, Canada – With the scores level at 24-24, Kaeding hit the winning kick with three seconds left after Philip Rivers, who passed for three touchdowns and 308 yards, moved San Diego from their own 20-yard line to the Cincinnati 34 in the final minute.
"It's a great job by our offensive football team using every second of the clock and getting Nate a chance," Chargers coach Norv Turner told reporters after their ninth consecutive win.
"It was sort of like an empty feeling and I think a lot of people don't understand," said the Bengals' Chad Ochocinco, who kneeled and said a prayer after scoring a 49-yard touchdown on a pass from Carson Palmer in the second quarter.
Henry, 26, died in Charlotte, North Carolina from injuries suffered in a fall from a pickup truck after a "domestic situation" with his fiancee, police said.
(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Patrick Johnston and Ian Ransom)