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The Chiefs and Bengals were so similar last year they set an NFL record

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The Chiefs-Bengals preseason game on Thursday night will be very evenly matched.

Jamie Squire

It's fitting the Kansas City Chiefs first game after the 2013 season will be against the Cincinnati Bengals in preseason action this Thursday. The Chiefs and Bengals combined to do something last year that no NFL teams have ever done before.

The Bengals release for the game on Thursday points out that the Chiefs and Bengals last year had the same:

That is the first time in NFL history that has happened.
  • Record (11-5)
  • Points scored (430)
  • Points allowed (305)

That is the first time in NFL history that has happened, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Crazy, huh? Two other teams have combined for the same points scored and allowed, but not the record too.

Won-lost records aside, only once previously had two teams posted even the same point totals in a season. In 2003, Detroit and Oakland each scored 270 and allowed 379. They were one game off having the same records, the Lions finishing 5-11 and the Raiders 4-12.

The more you know.

H/T Cincy Jungle