The Cincinnati Bengals will be looking for their first 4-0 start since the 2005 NFL season when they play host to the Kansas City Chiefs this week.
Cincinnati is 3-0 after a thrilling 28-24 win over the Baltimore Ravens last week. The Bengals also opened last season with a 3-0 start before losing two of their next three contests. This team looks significantly better than that club, but they'll be facing arguably their best opponent thus far when the Chiefs come to town.
Kansas City may have a 1-2 record, but that's very deceiving when you realize those losses came to the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers, who are a combined 6-0 this season. The Chiefs lost a 38-28 decision in Green Bay on Monday Night Football this past week, and they'll be looking to end their two-game skid when they come to Cincinnati this Sunday.
These two teams look like playoff contenders again this year after combining to go 41-22-1 over the past two seasons with each making postseason berths. The Bengals managed to squeeze out a 10-5-1 record last year to claim the No. 6 seed and final playoff spot in the AFC. The Chiefs narrowly missed out after finishing the year 9-7, one year after going 11-5 and earning the AFC's No. 5 seed.
Here is everything you'll need for this week's matchup between the Bengals and Chiefs.
How to watch and follow Chiefs vs Bengals
Date: Sun, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. EST
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
TV Broadcast: CBS: Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots (Do I get the game?)
Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst). SIRIUS: 81 (Cin.), 84 (Oak.). XM: 227 (Oak.).
Online Streaming: DirecTV Sunday Ticket
SB Nation: Arrowhead Pride and @ArroheadPride
Weather: Cloudy and 62 degrees with a chance of rain [Weather Underground]
Odds: Cincinnati is a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 44.5, per Odds Shark.
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