The second half opens with an exchange of punts between both teams, each following failed third and long conversions due to self-imposed mistakes. Cincinnati nearly put together a time-consuming drive, taking the football with 7:34 remaining in the third quarter, still leading 21-6 at Cincinnati's 19-yard line. After picking up a handful of first downs, Jay Gruden called a pitch left to Mohamed Sanu on third and three, losing four yards.
Well, if you can't win the drive, then win the field position game.
Kevin Huber punted the football inside the five-yard line where Dre Kirkpatrick downs the football on Kansas City's four-yard line.