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Chiefs vs. Bengals FINAL: Chiefs beat Bengals 45-10

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Fourth quarter

  • Injury update, Cincinnati:
  • Mahomes stays on the field for the next drive with about 9 minutes remaining. On the first play, Mahomes finds Watkins for 11 yards then Tyreek Hill for 6. Spencer Ware then weaves in and out of the Bengals offense, carrying the ball 34 yards to put the Chiefs within close range. The drive ends with Andy Reid going for goal on fourth down, but no result.
  • Chad Henne appears to be warming up, but no changes have been made — yet.
  • Steven Nelson breaks up a pass from Dalton intended for A.J. Greene on the first play of the Bengal’s drive with 12:50 remaining in the game.
  • Chiefs continue the drive. Kelce picks up 20 yards and then Kareem Hunt rushes for 16. Back-to-back Unnecessary Roughness calls on Cincinnati put Chiefs 1st & goal at the Bengal’s 3. Mahomes finds Tyreek Hill for a 3 yard touchdown — his first of the night. Chiefs lead 45-10.

Third quarter

  • Another broken record for Patrick Mahomes tonight. He’s over 300 yards passing tonight for the sixth consecutive game, extending the franchise record for consecutive 300+ games. He’s the first QB to do this since Andrew Luck in 2014.
  • On the second play of the Cheifs’ next drive, Mahomes is intercepted by Shawn Williams on a pass intended for Tyreek Hill. Chiefs defense remains solid and Dorian O’Daniel breaks up back-to-back plays before Chris Jones comes up big sacks Andy Dalton. Cincinnati’s last possession is a punt, which is returned by Tyreek Hill for 10 yards.
  • The Bengals have no luck in the end zone after Andy Dalton overthrows (1st & 10) then can’t connect on a pass to Alex Erickson. The drive ends with a field goal that’s good from Randy Bullock to cut the deficit. Chiefs still lead 38-10.

A look on Parker’s Pick:

  • The Chiefs waste no time at all getting another after Ron Parker intercepts a pass by Andy Dalton, that was intended for A.J. Greene, running it to the end zone for a 33 yard TOUCHDOWN — the frist of his career. Chiefs lead 38-7.
  • Mahomes opens up the first drive of the second half strong with a 50 yard pass to Sammy Watkins and ends with a hat trick for Kareem Hunt after he scores a 2 yard TD to help lift the Chiefs 31-7.


Second quarter

  • The Bengals punt the ball after just 3 plays in their final full drive of the half. Kansas City’s offense take the field again and Mahomes starts off strong by finding Kelce on back-to-back plays for 13 yards each time. On the next play, Mahomes scrambles for 23 yards and then comes up big with a 22 yard pass to Spencer Ware at the Bengal’s 9. Two incomplete passes end the drive with a field goal attempt by Harrison Butker that’s good. Chiefs extend the lead 24-7.
  • Mahomes finds Hunt then Watkins for a combined 17 yards and then, sees an opportunity and puts his arm strength on full display in quick 10 yard pass to Spencer Ware at half field. Mahomes then connects with Hill then Hunt 19 yards and then scrambles up the field for 10 yards of his own to put the Chiefs at the Bengal’s 21. Mahomes gets sacked with 2:28 remaining in the quarter, but a Neutral Zone Infraction is called on Bengal’s Carlos Dunlap. Next play, Chiefs get the touchdown after Mahomes finds Demetrius Harris deep for a 17 yard touchdown pass. Chiefs lead 21-7.
  • Injury update:
  • Bengals start at their 3 after Butker kicks 62 yards. Andy Dalton throws incomplete to Mason Schreck, but KC’s Orlando Scandrick picks up a defensive holding penalty on the play. Kansas City then picks up another one for Defensive Too Many Men on Field, which is enforced at the Bengal’s 28. After Cincinnati’s Clint Boling is called for an Illegal Block Above the Waist, the Bengal’s start making their way down towards the end zone. A huge 31 yard pass from Andy Dalton finds A.J. Greene at the KC 4 and puts them in position to get their first touchdown of the game, which comes from C.J. Uzomah. Chiefs lead 14-7.
  • Chiefs TOUCHDOWN: Offense starts at the Bengal’s 33 and quickly make their way to the end zone. Tyreek Hill gets Kansas City close with a 16 yard gain after getting on the end of a pass from Mahomes. Then, Kareem Hunt does it again for the Chiefs and connects with Mahomes for the touchdown. Chiefs lead 14-0
  • Bengals pick up a quick false start penalty to open the quarter. On the next play, Breeland Speaks comes up big and forces an incomplete pass. Bengals fumble on the punt and Chiefs offense takes the field.

First quarter

  • Chiefs start at their 23 and Mahomes finds TE Travis Kelce for a huge 43 yard gain. Then Mahomes finds Sammy Watkins who appears to catch the ball, but after a play review, it’s called incomplete. Chiefs end the drive by going for a field goal, which Butker barely misses — his first miss of the season.
  • Harrison Butker kicks to the Bengal’s 1 and Cincinnati gains 11 yards before getting a false start penalty called and enforced at their 20. They don’t make it far before Dee Ford comes up big for the Chiefs with a sack on Bengal’s QB Andy Dalton on third down, forcing him to fumble. Chiefs offense takes the field despite Bengal’s recovery and get it back on a punt.

Hunt Hops

  • Kansas City starts at their own five and Mahomes connects on a short pass to Tyreek Hill for 27 yards to get the Chiefs off to a strong start. On his next two, Mahomses finds Demarcus Robinson for 9 yards then Kareem Hunt back-to-back for a combined 21 yards. Mahomes then overthrows to the end zone on first down, but Chiefs recover on the next play and Kareem Hunt shows he has the hops, making a human hurdle out of a Bengals defender and picking up 21 yards in the process after avoiding a tackle. Mahomes then finds Hunt again on 1st-and-goal for a close range TOUCHDOWN. Chiefs lead, 7-0.
  • Chiefs win the toss and, as they’ve done every game this season, they defer to the secondary. Defense comes out strong, quickly forcing a three and out.


Pre-game and how to watch

The Chiefs will try to rebound from their first loss of the season in their second consecutive Sunday Night Football game, this one taking place in the friendly confines of Arrowhead Stadium.

Here’s how to watch or listen to the game:

Nuts and bolts

Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

Game time: Sunday, October 21, 2018 | 7:20 p.m. Arrowhead Time

TV channel: NBC (KSHB Local)

Online Stream/Replay: Fubo.TV (seven-day free trial)

Pregame show: Arrowhead Pride Tailgate, 5:20 p.m. on 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City | Presented by Albright Buick GMC Cadillac

Radio: 101.1 The Fox (Mitch Holthus, Kendall Gammon and Dani Welniak) | Spanish Radio Broadcast: La Mega 1160 AM (Tico Sports)

Matchup history: Bengals lead 15-13 (regular season)

Odds: Chiefs -6.5

Final Injury Report: Chiefs-Bengals

Prediction: Chiefs 42, Bengals 28 (Sweeney) | Full staff predictions

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Chiefs 2018 regular-season schedule

Week 1 | Sep 09 | Chiefs @ Chargers | StubHub Center | 3:05 PM CBS

Week 2 | Sep 16 | Chiefs @ Steelers | Heinz Field | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 3 | Sep 23 | 49ers @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | FOX

Week 4 | Oct 01 | Chiefs @ Broncos | Sports Authority Field at Mile High | 7:15 PM | ESPN

Week 5 | Oct 07 | Jaguars @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 6 | Oct 14 | Chiefs @ Patriots | Gillette Stadium | 7:20 PM | NBC

Week 7 | Oct 21 | Bengals @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 8 | Oct 28 | Broncos @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 9 | Nov 04 | Chiefs @ Browns | FirstEnergy Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 10 | Nov 11 | Cardinals @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | FOX

Week 11 | Nov 19 | Chiefs @ Rams | Estadio Azteca (Mexico City) | 7:15 PM | ESPN

Week 12 | Bye

Week 13 | Dec 02 | Chiefs @ Raiders | Oakland Coliseum | 3:05 PM | CBS

Week 14 | Dec 09 | Ravens @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 15 | Dec 13 | Chargers @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 7:20 PM | FOX

Week 16 | Dec 23 | Chiefs @ Seahawks | CenturyLink Field | 7:20 PM | NBC

Week 17 | Dec 30 | Raiders @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

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