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Dre Kirkpatrick gets pick-six off of Chase Daniel (gif)

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Dre Kirkpatrick needs to have a great preseason, and he got off to a good start vs. the Chiefs.

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The Bengals built an early 10-0 lead, but that quickly evaporated thanks to a pair of special teams breakdowns, followed by Jason Campbell throwing a pick-six to Sean smith that he returned 36 yards for the score to give KC a 17-10 lead.

But Dre Kirkpatrick brought the Bengals back by getting a pick-six of his own on an overthrown pass by Chiefs backup Chase Daniel to tie the game at 17-all.

This was nice to see from Kirkpatrick, who missed several days of training camp with an injured hamstring. He'd missed most of the previous two training camps with various knee injuries and concussions.

Dre needed a good showing against KC, and he managed to do just that. He still is facing a surging Darqueze Dennard for the fourth cornerback spot behind veteran Leon Hall, Terence Newman and Adam Jones. Dennard and Kirkpatrick are the future of this secondary, but for the third-year Kirkpatrick, he needs to show significant improvements this season.