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PRIMER: Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-0)

All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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GAME: Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-0)
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Paul Brown Stadium  
Series Leader: Bengals, 14-13
Streak: Bengals have won the past three
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 5-2. Andy Ried: 1-2-1
TV Broadcast
: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots.
Radio Broadcast: SIRIUS: 135 (KC), 82 (Cin.). XM: 82 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride)
Weather: Mostly cloudy and 60 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Orange jersey and white pants
Odds: Bengals are three point favorites [SB Nation]


  • Bengals are looking to go 4-0 for the first time since 2005.
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton recorded a career-best 383 yards last week, scoring four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing).
  • Dalton is looking to generate a passer rating of 115 or better in his fourth straight game.
  • Dalton has a regular season record of 43-23-1 (649), highest among all Bengals quarterbacks with at least 20 starts.
  • In his past five home games, running back Jeremy Hill is averaging 95.8 yards from scrimmage with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Running back Giovani Bernard has 80-plus yards from scrimmage in five of his past six games.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green became the second player in NFL history with at least 10 receptions, 225 yards receiving and two touchdowns, including a game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter or overtime (Miles Austin).
  • Wide receiver Marvin Jones posted five receptions for 94 yards receiving and a touchdown last week.
  • Jones is looking to generate a touchdown in his third straight game.
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert has a touchdown catch in two of his three games.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has a sack in two of his past three games.
  • Since 2010, Atkins leads all AFC defensive tackles with 34 quarterback sacks.
  • Since entering the NFL in 2007, safety Reggie Nelson is one of three players with at least 20 interceptions (23) and six quarterback sacks (6.5).


  • Quarterback Alex Smith has one career start against the Bengals (9/25/2011 with the San Francisco 49ers) and completed 20 passes for 201 yards in that game.
  • Since 2011, Smith has a record of 39-18-1 (.681) as a starter with 12,177 yards, 75 touchdowns, 26 interceptions with a 92.4 passer rating.
  • Running back Jamaal Charles has scored 19 touchdowns in his previous 16 games (13 rushing, six receiving).
  • Charles scored three rushing touchdowns last week against the Green Bay Packers.
  • With 63 career touchdowns, Charles surpassed Larry Johnson (61) and Otis Taylor (60) for third-most in Chiefs history.
  • In his previous two games against the Bengals, Charles has generated 242 yards from scrimmage (121 per game).
  • Last week, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin led the Chiefs with eight receptions for 141 yards receiving and a touchdown.
  • In his past seven games, tight end Travis Kelce has 39 receptions for 528 yards receiving with three touchdowns.
  • In his past 13 games, linebacker Justin Houston has 18 sacks and forced fumbles.
  • Since 2012, Houston ranks second wiht 46 sacks (J.J. Watt).
  • Linebacker Tamba Hali (80.5) joined Derrick Thomas (126.5) and Neil Smith (85.5) as the only Chiefs with 80 or more quarterback sacks.


Total 414.3 (2nd) 323.3 (22nd)
Scoring 28.3 (7th) 26.3 (8th)
Third Downs 42% (14th) 17% (32nd)
Rushing 129.3 (8th) 106.3 (t-13th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-10th) 5 (t-1st)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-8th) 1 (t-15th)
Passing 285.0 (6th) 217.0 (25th)
Passing TDs 8 (t-4th) 4 (t-18th)
Sacks Allowed 2 (2nd) 86.4 (17th)
20-yard Passes 13 (t-4th) 10 (t-14th)
Total 332.7 (t-12th) 381.0 (24th)
Scoring 18.7 (7th) 29.7 (29th)
3rd Downs Allowed 36% (11th) 31% (5th)
Rushing 76.7 (5th) 94.0 (14th)
Rushing TDs 0 (t-1st) 0 (t-1st)
Passing 256.0 (20th) 287.0 (28th)
Passing TDs 6 (t-19th) 10 (32nd)
Sacks 6 (t-12th) 9 (t-5th)
QB Rating 94.7 (18th) 101.9 (24th)
Interceptions 3 (t-10th) 2 (t-17th)
Kickoff Return 20.0 (25th) 27.5 (6th)
Punt Return 8.6 (19th) 8.1 (21st)
Punting (Net) 42.0 (10th) 43.2 (6th)
Punts Inside the 20 4 (t-14th) 7 (t-2nd)


Date Stadium Result
11/18/2012 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) W 28-6
12/27/2009 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 17-10
12/28/2008 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 16-6
10/14/2007 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) L 27-20
09/10/2006 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) W 23-10
01/01/2006 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) L 37-3
11/16/2003 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-19
10/10/1993 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) L 17-15
10/01/1989 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) W 21-17
11/13/1988 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) L 31-28
12/06/1987 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 30-27,OT
09/07/1986 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) L 24-14
09/09/1984 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-22
11/13/1983 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) L 20-15
11/30/1980 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) W 20-6
10/07/1979 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 10-7
09/03/1978 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-23
12/04/1977 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) W 27-7
11/21/1976 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) W 27-24
11/24/1974 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 33-6
10/21/1973 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 14-6
10/15/1972 Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO) W 23-16
10/18/1970 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-19
10/26/1969 Kansas City Municipal Stadium (Kansas City, MO) L 42-22
09/28/1969 Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-19
11/10/1968 Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 16-9
10/13/1968 Kansas City Municipal Stadium (Kansas City, MO) L 13-3