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AP Rapid Reaction LIVE: Let’s talk Chiefs and Bengals

Let’s talk about Kansas City’s victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on New Year’s Eve

An exciting (and chippy) New Year’s Eve game ended with the Kansas City Chiefs finishing out their regular season home schedule by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 25-17 on the back of six Harrison Butker field goals.

Rashee Rice is — by far — the Chiefs’ best wide receiver. A 67-yard pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes to Rice is now the longest pass play of Kansas City’s 2023 season.

Cincinnati’s quarterback Jake Browning went into his bag and turned into Joe Burrow for the first half of the game. Browning was making plays through the air and with his feet. It looked like the Kansas City defense was not expecting Browning to run for first downs.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling once again dropped another easy pass from Patrick Mahomes. A play in which he was running across the field on third down would have been an easy first-down play — and maybe even a touchdown. The Chiefs’ offense only had a little over eight minutes of field time in the first half.

During the third quarter, Valdes-Scantling was open on a streak down the left side of the field. Mahomes put the ball through Valdes-Scantling’s hands, adding another drop to his name.

The recent comments of Ja’Marr Chase appear to have gotten the attention of the Kansas City secondary locker room — because early on, things got chippy. Chase and Chiefs’ safety Mike Edwards both received personal foul penalties after one instance of pushing and shoving.

Join us on our YouTube channel to hear Stephen Serda and Rocky Magana’s thoughts on the game.

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