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Cincinnati Bengals @ Kansas City Chiefs

Location
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo

Time
8:20m ET
1:20am UK

Coverage
NBC
Sky Sports
Game Pass
Chiefs Radio Network

Team records

Bengals 4-2
Chiefs 5-1

Last 3 games

Oct 4th 2015 – Chiefs 21 @ Bengals 36
Nov 18th 2012 – Bengals 28 @ Chiefs 6
Dec 27th 2009 – Chiefs 10 @ Bengals 17

The story so far

Better than we could have imagined? That would probably sum up the Chiefs season and offence so far. Worse than we could have imagined? That would be the defence.
The Bengals are probably an average team playing quite well against the poorer teams they’ve faced. Andy Dalton is having one of his better seasons with a strong run game to help in the form of Mixon. It would appear from the injury report that their depth is going to be tested now.

Head to head

Bengals lead 15 – 13

Team leaders

PASSING STATISTICS
Player Att Comp Yds Comp % Yds/Att TD TD % INT INT % Long Sck Sack/Lost Rating
Patrick Mahomes
212 135 1865 63.7 8.8 18 8.5 4 1.9 75 6 26 112.2
RUSHING STATISTICS
Player Att Yds Yds/Att Long TD
Kareem Hunt
103 456 4.4 45 4
Patrick Mahomes
24 75 3.1 11 2
RECEIVING STATISTICS
Player Rec Yds Yds/Rec Long TD
Tyreek Hill
34 567 16.7 75 6
Travis Kelce
33 468 14.2 40 3
Sammy Watkins
22 272 12.4 40 1
Chris Conley
12 98 8.2 19 2
Kareem Hunt
10 171 17.1 67 2

Ones to watch

Interior O Line.
Mitch Morse out with concussion, Dr Larry out with a broken leg, the depth of the line is going to be seriously tests dx this week against a talented Bengals D line. Can they keep Mahomes upright enough to light up the scoreboard?
Key matchup
Mixon v Chiefs run D. Mixon is strong enough to run between the tackles and fast enough to run outside. The Chiefs run D is, er, porous to put it nicely. Not a good combination. Need to jump to an early lead and make the Bengals one dimensional.

Injuries

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

PLAYER POS. INJURY PART. WED. PART. THURS. PART. FRI. GAME STATUS
Eric Berry S Heel DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Justin Houston LB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Mitch Morse C Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Cam Erving G Quad FP FP FP —
Anthony Hitchens LB Groin FP LP FP —
Chris Conley WR Toe FP FP FP —
Dee Ford LB Groin/Hand FP FP FP —
Tanoh Kpassagnon LB Ankle FP FP LP Questionable
Eric Murray S Ankle FP FP FP Questionable
CINCINNATI BENGALS

PLAYER POS. INJURY PART. WED. PART. THURS. PART. FRI. GAME STATUS
Giovani Bernard HB Knee/Toe DNP DNP DNP Out
Darqueze Dennard CB Sternoclavicular DNP DNP DNP Out
Tyler Kroft TE Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Billy Price C Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Nick Vigil LB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Shawn Williams S Concussion DNP LP FP Questionable
Carlos Dunlap DE Buttock LP FP FP —
Jordan Evans LB Hamstring LP FP FP —
Clayton Fejedelem S Thigh LP FP FP —
Cordy Glenn OT Ankle LP FP FP —
Vincent Rey LB Hamstring LP LP FP —
C.J. Uzomah TE Shoulder LP LP FP —
Andy Dalton QB Back FP FP FP —
Cedric Ogbuehi OT Wrist FP FP FP —
John Ross WR Groin FP FP FP —
A.J. Green WR

What they said

Marv Lewis
The quarterback (Patrick Mahomes) has done a fine job pushing the football not only down the field, but in intermediate routes. Their running game has been very strong, so they make you defend the entire field. We’ll need to be very sound in making sure everyone is doing a great job communicating and getting to the right spots.

What we said

BIENIEMY: “There are a lot of challenges. That defensive line is pretty darn good. First of all, let me just say this overall, the defense is very, very good. Everything starts up front. I know [defensive tackle] Geno Atkins does a heck of a job. You’ve got [defensive end Carlos] Dunlap. You’ve got [defensive end] Michael Johnson. They’re just solid. The linebacker corps [is good]. The secondary has been together for a while. This is an experienced defense that knows how to play the game and they do a great job of flying to the football.”

Odds
Chiefs -6
Bet of the week Kansas City Chiefs Handicap (-5.5); Joe Mixon to score a TD & Total Match Points (+57.5) Over 9/2

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